(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

Giving Opportunities

VINE’s funding comes from a variety of sources including grants, fundraisers, rental fees, service income, VINE Adult Community Center memberships, and proceeds from the VINE Home Thrift Store. Click here to view VINE’s Annual Report>

Your contribution is essential to the organization’s ability to continue to make a positive impact in our community. VINE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible. We will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.

We’d like to thank those who gave memorials.  Click here for information on our Remembered Forever Fund>

There are a variety of ways you can help VINE grow; some of which are listed below. If you have questions, please call Melinda, VINE CEO or Lisa K, VINE CFO, at (507) 387-1666.

Learn more about what we hope to accomplish by clicking here to see our strategic plan>

You can view VINE’s audited financial statements by contacting Lisa at lisak@vinevolunteers.org. Click here to view VINE’s latest 990 form>

Contribute Online

Secure online contributions may be made online. All donations are tax deductible.


Contribute by Phone

Call Lisa Kopischke at (507) 386-5572 to make a one time or monthly electronic contribution.

Contribute by Mail

Click here to download contribution form

Make checks payable to: VINE Faith in Action, 421 E. Hickory St. Mankato, MN  56001 

Ways to Give

Birthday Fundraisers

Make your birthday even more meaningful. If you simply don’t need more stuff, consider creating a birthday fundraiser on Facebook to benefit VINE. This gives your friends and family the opportunity to give a financial gift to VINE in your honor. Several VINE members and volunteers have already participated in this selfless opportunity and we are so grateful!
Call (507) 387-1666 if you need help creating a birthday fundraiser.

Commemorative Bricks

Personalized bricks are a great way to: honor a family member or friend, provide recognition of volunteer service for a group or individual, pay tribute to a loved one or give a gift in recognition of a special event or person. Bricks will be positioned in a place of prominence to be seen by all who visit the VINE Adult Community Center.

Click here for brick donation form

Give to the Max Day

Show your support for VINE during Minnesota’s Biggest Day of Giving, November 16!

Each donation enters VINE into the prize pool, so your $10 donation could get VINE $10,000! There are more than 100 chances to win during Give to the Max Day and Early Giving, beginning November 1.
Donate online at givemn.org or drop off cash or check at VINE.
Every bit helps. Please give if you can. Thank you!

Donate here

Giving Tuesday

Show your support for VINE on Tuesday, December 3, National Giving Day!
Giving Tuesday is a global day
of giving. All proceeds raised that day will go towards our Birthday Card Program. Each month VINE sends birthday cards to older adults in the community. Often we hear our cards are the only ones some people get. Help us spread joy and cheer throughout the year!

Donate on Facebook

Life Income Plan

A life income plan allows you to make a substantial gift to VINE while providing for personal financial needs. Charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and other life income plans offer substantial tax benefits.

Life Insurance

Gifts of life insurance allow you to contribute assets no longer needed for family security. An existing policy can be donated to VINE Faith in Action or the organization can be named as beneficiary.

Matching Gifts

If you are affiliated with a company that has a matching gift program, you may be able to double or triple your gifts to VINE.

MoonDogs Game

Join us for a fun time cheering on the Mankato MoonDogs on Thursday, June 13 at 6:35 pm.
VINE is selling tickets to the game for $16, which includes a voucher for a hot dog, chips and soda. VINE will receive 50% of the proceeds.
Tickets can be purchased online now with the promo code: VINE.

Purchase Tickets

Please help us fill the stands with VINE fans as we cheer on the Mankato MoonDogs!

Naming Opportunities

For your consideration, VINE Faith in Action presents a variety of naming opportunities and recognition options for the Adult Community Center. Contact Melinda, VINE Executive Director, to discuss how you may leave a legacy through a major contribution.

Pub 500


Tuesday, June 11

Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting VINE! Pub 500 is hosting a fundraiser in which they will donate 20% of food sales ordered in-house, by phone, or through Toast Takeout to support VINE’s services.

When ordering simply mention VINE, to make sure a portion of your meal purchase goes towards us.

Recognition Opportunities

A recognition wall on the first floor of the building will permanently acknowledge those who contribute to the building fund at the following levels:

Sower $1,000 – $4,999
Nurturer $5,000 – $7,499
VINE Keeper $7,500 – $9,999
Producer $10,000 – $14,999
Fruit Bearer $15,000 – $19,999
Harvester $20,000 – $24,999

Securities & Real Estate

Gifts of appreciating assets, such as securities or real estate, are a popular alternative to cash donations and provide tax benefits.

Thrivent Choice

If you are a member of Thrivent, your policy generates funds you can designate to VINE. These are dollars that don’t come out of your pocket so it’s almost like giving away free money. There are two ways to designate your Thrivent Choice dollars; call Thrivent at (800) 847-4836 or go online at thrivent.com.

Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 is permanent legislation that allows donors age 70 1/2 to make a tax-free transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to one or more public charities such as VINE Faith in Action. We encourage you to consult your personal, financial and legal advisors to learn more about this opportunity.

Wills and Codocils

Through charitable bequests, you can make significant gifts not possible during your lifetime and can reduce estate tax burdens. For more information about making a contribution, please contact the VINE Office.