Whether you want to mail a check, donate online, make a memorial/in honorarium gift, or donate assets other than cash, ISEA will work with you to make it happen.
Cash, Check, or Credit Card
PayPal Giving Fund
If you donate through the PayPal Giving Fund site, PayPal covers all processing fees so 100% of your donation goes to Inland Seas!
Property other than Cash
Closely Held Stock: Publicly traded securities, shares of stock in closely held companies, bonds, and government issues may be given to Inland Seas Education Association. Call the office for stock transfer and delivery directions.
Savings Bonds: Turn your savings bonds into a generous ISEA gift while reducing the tax liability generated by these investments.
Real Estate: Inland Seas Education Association may accept gifts of real estate, including homes, condominiums, commercial properties, farmland, rental properties, and undeveloped land after a thorough review of several factors, including an environmental assessment.
Gifts of Life Insurance: When you own a life insurance policy with accumulated cash value, you’re essentially sitting on a pile of money. When the original purpose for the protection no longer applies—such as to educate children now grown or to provide financial security for a spouse now deceased—your life insurance can be redirected to help support Inland Seas Education Association. You can name ISEA as the beneficiary and also assign us ownership of the policy as a current charitable gift. Another option is to name ISEA as the primary beneficiary, making this a legacy gift (naming ISEA as beneficiary while you retain ownership of the policy does not qualify you for an income tax deduction).
Qualified Charitable Deductions: Qualified Charitable Deductions (QCDs) are available to owners of traditional IRAs and who are of age 70½ or older. A QCD is a distribution from your traditional IRA that can go directly to a qualified non-profit such as ISEA, and is NOT included in your taxable income thus does not increase your adjusted gross income (AGI). Click here for more information.
Donor Advised Fund: If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY MELLON Charitable Gift Fund, you can donate directly using this tool. You will be directed to log into your DAF account after clicking next.
Donate as You Make Purchases
Amazon Smile: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases every time you shop with Amazon Smile.
Great Lakes Tea and Spice of Glen Arbor, MI will donate $1 for every 3.0 oz. tin or $.50 for every 1.4 oz. pouch of Mackinaw Breeze or Sweetwater Vanilla tea to Inland Seas.
Eat dessert first! FireFly of Traverse City will donate $1 for every dessert sold to Inland Seas.
* Inland Seas Education Association does not provide legal or tax advisory services. Please contact an attorney or financial advisor before making charitable gifts regarding wills, trusts, and bequests.