Other Ways To Give2018-09-05T19:43:57-04:00

Other Ways to Give

We welcome your generosity in any form.

Find a donation method that is right for you and we’ll put every dollar toward preventing hunger in metro Detroit.

DIY Fundraising

Use your talents and creativity to raise money for Forgotten Harvest. You can take any kind of event (yard sale, office casual day, holiday party) and turn it into a fundraiser – just remember to have fun and do good. Download our DIY Guide to get started, or if you have any questions, reach out to:

Rebecca Gade–Sawicki
(248) 864-7527

Nicky Heins
Community Engagement Coordinator
(248) 268-7521

Planned Giving

Become part of Tomorrow’s Harvest Society, an honorary group for those who set out to help Forgotten Harvest through their will, estate plan, charitable bequest, or other planned gifts. Planned gifts provide long-term support that strengthens our ability to meet future challenges in the fight against hunger.

If you have already decided to include Forgotten Harvest in your estate plan, please let us know by filling out the Gift Notification Form and sending it to Tim Hudson, thudson@forgottenharvest.org.

Explore all the ways you can join Tomorrow’s Harvest Society:

Charitable bequests

By including a bequest to Forgotten Harvest in your will or living trust, you are ensuring we can continue our mission for years to come.

Beneficiary designations

An easy and flexible way to give, you can name Forgotten Harvest as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies.

Charitable gift annuities

Establish a charitable gift annuity for Forgotten Harvest through the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. In exchange for a gift of cash or marketable securities, the Community Foundation agrees by contract to pay a fixed amount each year to one or two beneficiaries for life. The donor is entitled to an immediate charitable income tax deduction the year the gift is made.

Charitable remainder trusts

If you have built up a sizeable estate and are also looking for ways to receive reliable payments, a charitable remainder trust provides a partial charitable income tax deduction and up-front capital gains tax avoidance.

IRA charitable rollover

If you are 70 ½ years or older, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to Forgotten Harvest without having to pay income taxes on the donation.

Charitable lead trusts

Give assets to a trust that will provide Forgotten Harvest with set payments for however long you choose. When that time is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family, or other beneficiaries you select.

Memorials & tributes

Honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion with a gift to Forgotten Harvest that will make a huge impact on the lives of those we serve. Simply use the donate form to set up a memorial donation.

Endowed gifts

When you donate to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at Forgotten Harvest and the remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

Donor advised funds

An easy and cost-effective way to support Forgotten Harvest, donor advised funds act like a charitable savings account where you can transfer cash or other assets to Forgotten Harvest.

If you include Forgotten Harvest in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID:

Legal Name: Forgotten Harvest, Inc.
Address: 21800 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, MI 48237
Federal Tax ID Number: 38-2926476

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.

Orchard of Hope

In partnership with Blake Farms, the Forgotten Harvest Orchard of Hope consists of 500 apple trees on the grounds of Blake’s Big Apple in Armada, MI. Your gift will support the hundred-year lifespan of these tress, which provide roughly 50,000 pounds of fresh apples each fall to feed our community. Memorial and tribute options are available.



Maintains four apple trees for ten years.


Maintains two apple trees for ten years.


Maintains one apple tree for ten years.

To sponsor the Orchard of Hope, call Patrice at (248) 864-7526

Gifts of Stock

Appreciated securities held more than one year may allow you to avoid capital gains tax while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift. Marketable securities held by a broker may be delivered by wire through Charles Schwab. Please find our brokerage details here:

Charles Schwab
DTC # 0164
A/C Forgotten Harvest, Inc.
A/C #4324-7993

In advance of transfer, please let us know:

  1. The name of the stock
  2. The number of shares you are gifting so that we may alert our broker to accept these securities and acknowledge the gift properly.

For tax purposes, the Forgotten Harvest EIN number is 38-2926476.


Please contact Tim Hudson at thudson@forgottenharvest.org or (248) 298-3421.