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MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates

Your giving is vital to the success of MEDA’s mission to help improve the livelihoods of millions of people living in poverty around the world

That’s why Mennonite Foundation (an affiliate of Everence)* is partnering with MEDA to provide charitable services to help you explore a variety of planned giving options. Through gift planning, you can provide future support for MEDA, while also giving you and your loved ones financial flexibility, potential tax benefits and even income for life.

Contact your Everence charitable services representative today to learn more! We’ll guide you through the entire charitable gift planning process.


Through a bequest plan, you can designate MEDA as the beneficiary of assets by will, trust or other instrument.

Charitable gift annuities

A gift annuity is a great way to help MEDA while also securing your future, with guaranteed payments for life.**

Charitable remainder trusts

A charitable remainder trust is an ideal way to turn your assets (like real estate and securities) into a charitable gift without losing much of your capital gains to taxes – and support MEDA at the same time.

IRAs and tax-deferred accounts

If you have a tax-deferred account, such as a traditional IRA (individual retirement account), you can donate it to charity upon your death and help your estate avoid paying substantial taxes that may be due.

Farm commodities

Farmers can donate commodities like grain or livestock instead of cash to MEDA, while also reducing taxes.

Gifts of stock

You can turn your investments into cash without losing a large portion of your capital gains to taxes by donating all or a portion of your stock to MEDA.

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Gifts of real estate

Giving a charitable gift of real estate is an option for owners of farmland, commercial or residential rental property, or vacant investment land.

Life insurance

Life insurance is a practical and affordable way to donate more than you may have thought possible.


Everence charitable services are administered by Mennonite Foundation (an affiliate of Everence) and Everence Trust Company.


Gift annuity payments are dependent on the financial ability of the issuing entity to pay.


This information should be used only for preliminary guidance. Donors should consult their financial advisors, attorneys and accountants.