Gifts of Grain - Richland County Foundation

Gift of Grain

What is Gift of Grain?
Farmers looking to minimize their tax liability and contribute to their community can donate crops to the Richland County Foundation at local elevators. Grants made out of the Gift of Grain Fund go to Richland County agricultural-related nonprofits like FFA and 4H. It is a wonderful way to invest in Richland County.

Why give grain instead of cash?
The donated grain is not recorded as income; you may save all or some of the following taxes: self-employment taxes, federal, state & local income taxes. Available for cash basis farmers only.

You may minimize costly tax deduction phase-outs.  
Some tax benefits are taken away at higher levels of adjusted gross income (AGI). These benefits are retained when you give grain rather than cash.  

You may receive additional tax benefits. 
IRS rules limit charitable contribution deductions to 50% of your AGI.  (The percentage is 10% for C-corporations.)  Since the donated grain is not reported as income, by giving grain rather than cash, you can, in effect, give more and save more taxes than those limits allow. This is helpful either if you are especially generous or if you wish to “prepay” your donations in a given year.

The grain you give will not count as income in your government payments limitation caps calculations.
 If you are a high-earning farmer, please contact us for more details. You may be able to effectively redirect significant sums of money from the government to causes you would rather support. Before donating a gift of grain contact your CPA or tax adviser to discuss your personal tax implications.

How to Make a Gift of Grain Instructions

Producer Letter 

Make a Credit Card Donation

For more information please contract Chief Advancement Officer Maura Teynor or call 419-525-3020.