How You Can Give


Garden for Good Donation

WCI is partnering with the Food Bank of Iowa to help food-insecure Iowans. In 2019, WCI grew and donated 8,000+ pounds of sweet potatoes from its “Garden for Good” at the Country Life Center. Through its network in 55 Iowa counties, the Food Bank distributes the produce to Iowans who really need it. With our long history of producing sustainably-grown produce, WCI is in a unique position to help meet this critical need.

Our “Garden for Good” helps food-insecure Iowans access more locally-grown produce and eat more healthfully. We’re seeking contributions to cover the expenses of seed, equipment, and labor. Thank you for helping us feed Iowans in our own communities.

Suggested Donation: $0.00

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One-Time or Repeated Donations

These gifts are used for operational expenses such as staff salaries, utilities, insurance, and facility maintenance and improvements. You can choose a one-time gift or give the same amount each month or each year. Gifts can be at one of these suggested levels or in any amount that you choose:

  • Learner ($25)
  • Grower ($50)
  • Believer ($100)
  • Thinker ($250)
  • Innovator ($500)
  • Dreamer ($1,000)

You can also give in remembrance of a loved one or in honor of someone special. Please be sure to include the honoree’s name for listing in our annual report.

All donors receive a monthly e-newsletter or quarterly newsletter, special event notices, and annual report recognition.

One-Time Donation

Suggested Donation: $25.00

Monthly or Annual Donation

From: $1.00 / year



In-Kind Donations

Examples of in-kind donations include porch furniture, a food processor, garden equipment, office supplies and a working freezer. Artifacts relating to the Wallace family such as photos, books, or other memorabilia might be of interest. Please contact us with a description of the item to insure that your contribution is a good fit for our needs.

A Planned Gift

A planned gift can continue the generosity that you’ve demonstrated throughout your life. WCI accepts unrestricted gifts and gifts for specific programs and purposes. Accepted gifts include cash, securities, real estate, bequests, life insurance beneficiary designations, and several other kinds. A charitable bequest offers these benefits:

Simplicity. Just a few sentences are all that is needed. Share the official bequest language below with your estate planning attorney.
Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific items or amount of money, make the gift contingent upon a certain event, or leave a percentage of your estate.
Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.

Official Bequest Language for Your Attorney
“I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise and bequeath to The Wallace Centers of Iowa [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Our Legal Name & Tax ID
The Wallace Centers of Iowa
756 16th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
Federal Tax ID: 42-1322071

If you’d like to discuss any kind of gift or have included WCI in your estate plan, please contact Ann Taylor, Vice President, Marketing and Resource Development or call 515-243-7063.

All inquiries are confidential and without any obligation. You should also consult your trusted professionals for legal, financial, insurance, or estate planning advice. WCI staff are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice.