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Donate to Support Our Programs
Empower social change through your contribution!

Become a Monthly Cultivator today and make the greatest possible impact!

In order to effectively offer our program to more community leaders, we currently need to raise an additional $750 each month from recurring donations.

Join the growing group of monthly cultivators who make this work possible! Giving a monthly donation not only creates smaller payments for you throughout the year, but also provides a more consistent stream of income on which we can build our strategies and programs.

Want to make an even bigger impact? Ask your employer to match your contribution.

What can you accomplish with your gift?

Become a Monthly Cultivator
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Please consider making your gift by check, as it saves us card processing fees.

Checks should be made out to Cultivate and mailed to:

17341 Idlewood Court
Lakeville, MN 55044

Cultivate is exempt from federal income tax under IRS 501(c)(3). All donations are tax-exempt as provided by law. EIN 81-2626013.  By donating you agree to receive occasional updates from Cultivate, and you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Conditions. You can opt out of communications at any time.

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Managing your recurring donation.

For Existing Monthly Contributors:

If your recurring donation was set up earlier than September 2019, please email Rebecca if you ever need to cancel or change your giving amount.

If your recurring donation was set up September 2019, or later, if you ever need to cancel your donation you can do so from the link in your monthly receipt. The easiest way to change the giving amount of your monthly donation is actually to cancel your current donation and then start a brand new monthly donation by clicking on our donate button and setting up a new monthly gift.

Questions? Contact us anytime.

Frequently Asked Questions
How does Cultivate use my donation?
Our organization relies almost 100% on the generosity of our donors to sustain our programs. Donations are used to cover all operational and programatic costs for the organization. Though some of our program components require a fee payment from our trainees, many of our trainees cannot afford these fees. Cultivate offers scholarships based on financial need. Over 94% of our trainees have received a scholarship from Cultivate. 

Is Cultivate a registered nonprofit organization in the USA?
Yes. Cultivate is registered with the IRS (EIN 81-2626013).

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

It depends. If you give a general donation to Cultivate, your donation is fully tax-deductible.  Donations to our scholarship fund are also tax-deductible. Because of IRS regulations, contributions that specifically benefit an individual cannot be tax-deductible, such as program training fees. Your donation is still so needed though! Without your help, many of our trainees may not be able to participate in our program. Though we offer scholarships, they are based on financial need and the availability of funds, so it is not guaranteed that all applicants can receive a scholarship.

Can I make a contribution so my friend can become a trainee?
Yes! You make a designated contribution here. Note that per IRS regulations, designated contributions like these are not tax-deductible donations.

What happens if a trainee drops out of the program?
If a trainee drops out of our program at any time, your contribution towards their application fee is not refundable. Funds will instead be used to award scholarships to other applicants.

What happens if a trainee applicant receives more than the full application fee in sponsorships?
If they receive contributions that exceed the full application fee, those funds will be used to provide scholarships to other trainees. Because of IRS regulations, we cannot give trainees those funds and we cannot return those funds to the contributor.

Is Cultivate a faith-based organization?

Cultivate was established on our founder's Christian faith and is led by a team who works from our faith & spirituality, core values and worldview. We do this work because we believe  that equity, justice, empowerment, and fighting against poverty, oppression, racism and marginalization are values worth living out and are not exclusive to any one religion.

However, Cultivate's programs are not faith-based. We do not incorporate religious components in our programming, though religious examples, practices, and worldviews may be included in our training curriculum to make it relevant to the diversity of our trainees.

Cultivate staff, board members, volunteers, interns, donors, and trainees are free to practice and express their religious beliefs through their personal communication and interactions with one another but are not allowed to incorporate it into Cultivate’s official programs.

When Cultivate raises funds to offer scholarships, living stipends, or other support to our trainees, Cultivate will apply designated donations for approved projects solely for purposes that align with our mission. For the avoidance of doubt, faith-based organizations and people of faith may be eligible to participate in Cultivate’s programs and receive donations from Cultivate for activities that meet the following criteria:

  • The activities align with Cultivate’s mission and values of social good.
  • Do not provide religious doctrinal instruction.
  • Do not require constituents to adhere to the organization’s faith-based beliefs in order to participate in the programs.

Cultivate will not financially support projects that require exposure, adherence to, or conversion to religious doctrine. Cultivate trainees and their projects have the full freedom to conduct and participate in endeavors that align with their religious beliefs, and fully express their beliefs through action and words. 

Have another question?

Contact us and we'd be happy to chat with you about your questions and options.