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Supporting Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener Foundation of King County (MGFKC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds for the KCMG Program in King County. The money raised supports a variety of programs for residents all over the county.

Become a 2024 Master Gardener Sponsor

On behalf of the Master Gardener Foundation of King County, we ask you to consider donating to sponsor the 2024 WSU Extension King County Master Gardener Program this year.

Our Sponsors Help Pay For:

DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

Plants, seeds, compost soil, maintenance, irrigation, construction, signage, supplies and tools.
Budget: $25,147

MG Clinic in West Seattle 2023

CLINICS

Resource kit materials, storage, bochures, plant diagnostic services, the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival, Leadership meetings, and recognition events.
Budget: $18,665

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EDUCATION

Online classes and workshops, educational handouts at plant clinics, speakers’ honoraria, scholarships and fee waivers.
Budget: $4,900

OUTREACH

Translation of clinic and garden materials into other languages to improve outreach to non-English speaking gardeners, pop-up clinics at community events, social media presence.
Budget: $5,000

TECHNOLOGY

Licenses for websites, video conferencing/meetings/classes, and email communication tools; new equipment for the Diagnostic Lab.
Budget: $2,100

Giving Levels

Based on our estimated 2023 program costs, Donors who wish to be named Program or Foundation sponsors may designate their gift and receive recognition at the following levels:

GOLD $1,000+
SILVER $500-999
BRONZE $100-499
Other

In recognition of your support, we will highlight your sponsorship to the Master Gardener community. Sponsors will be listed, at the Sponsor’s direction, on the MGFKC website, onsite at Gardens and Clinics, in Program Information, invitations, presentations, and events. Sponsors will be accomodated on a first come, first serve basis.
Please contact Joe Jennings, Vice President/Development Chair vice-president@mgfkc.org to discuss your sponsorship interests and opportunities.

DONATE ONLINE TODAY in one easy click. You can use your PayPal account or pay with a credit card.


Please see our 2023 Annual Report and Donor Lists for more information on how your donation makes a difference for Master Gardener Programs in King County.
Thank you for helping us grow!

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

Donations through DAFs are welcome. We are registered with most financial institutions under:
Master Gardener Foundation of King County
EIN: 91-1276424

If you have any questions, please contact vice-president@mgfkc.org.

Employer Matching & Workplace Giving

Employer Matching Funds
Many King county corporations offer charitable giving programs that match or even double employee, employee partner, and retiree donations to nonprofit organizations. Search the King County Employer Match list to find out if your employer matches donations.

Workplace Giving Programs
Many workplaces offer employees the option of designating a portion of their paycheck to nonprofit organizations. Contact your employer for further information.

If you have any questions, please contact vice-president@mgfkc.org.

Employer Matching Funds
Master Gardener Foundation of King County
Our Tax ID#: 91-1276424
c/o Washington State University Extension/King County
560 Naches Avenue, SW, Suite 130
Renton, WA 98057-2219.

Gift of Securities

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is quick, surprisingly simple and may provide you with significant tax benefits.
There are three easy steps to giving:
Step 1: Send us an email at treasurer@mgfkc.org to give us your name, address and gift information.

Step 2: We will send you broker stock transfer information. Please watch your email for a response from treasurer@mgfkc.org.

Step 3: MGFKC will sell the stock and send you a tax receipt using the contact information you provide. Your gift of securities to MGFKC is valued at an average of the low and high trading prices on the date of the gift.

You receive the potential deduction for the amount of the charitable donation, and you don’t pay capital gains tax on the sale.
If you have any questions, please contact vice-president@mgfkc.org.

IRA Disbursements

Donors who are age 70 1/2 or older can contribute up to $100,000 from their IRA directly to a charity and avoid paying income taxes on the distribution. Known as a qualified charitable distribution, it is limited to IRAs. Discuss with your financial advisor the benefits of also donating retirement assets as part of your estate plan.

If you have any questions, please contact vice-president@mgfkc.org.

Mail

Make your check payable to MGFKC and please mail to our new address:
Master Gardener Foundation King County 
c/o Washington State University Extension/King County
560 Naches Avenue, SW, Suite 130 
Renton, WA 98057-2219

Sponsorship

Based on our estimated 2023 program costs, Donors who wish to be named Program or Foundation sponsors may designate their gift and receive recognition at the following levels:

In recognition of your support, we will highlight your sponsorship to the Master Gardener community. Sponsors will be listed, at the Sponsor’s direction, on the MGFKC website, onsite at Gardens and Clinics, and in Program information, invitations, presentations, and events. Sponsors will be accommodated on a first come first serve bases.   Please contact Joe Jennings, Vice President/Development Chair  vice-president@mgfkc.org to discuss your sponsorship interests and opportunities.

What Your Gift Supports

All gifts are deeply appreciated. But donors often ask, at different levels of support – what is my gift enabling. The following chart is based on our 2023 actual costs and estimates through the end of the year. It shows how gifts of $100, $250, $500 or $1,000 enable the foundation to pay for in different Master Gardener programs. 

For example, a $500 gift can help purchase one of the following:

  • 25% of the Educational Seminar program
  • 33% of the Plant Sales expenses
  • 10% of the annual Technology budget
  • 25% of the annual average cost of a Demonstration Garden

The examples are there to give you a sense of how important we view every gift and what they potentially enable for King County Master Gardeners.

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Fred Meyer Community Awards

When you link your Fred Meyer shopping card with the Master Gardeners Foundation of King County, a percentage of all your purchases will be donated at no cost to you.

Here’s how to participate: Go to Fred Meyer Community Rewards. You will receive instructions on how to sign on to your shopping card and to search for ‘Master Gardener Foundation of King County’ to link to your card. That’s it. From that point forward, a percentage of your purchases will be credited to our program.