Other Ways to Donate


You can help fund MCGT in several ways:

Make a tax-deductible monetary contribution.

MCGT is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status, making your donation deductible on your income taxes. And it’s worth checking to see if your employer supports community organizations by matching your contribution to such organizations. It may be a dollar-for-dollar match or it may recognize volunteer activity with a donation. We’d be pleased to fill out their paperwork to verify your contribution to the appropriate agency in your company.

Use the donation form below to make a donation to MCGT’s general fund today!

Donate to the Betty Johnson Scholarship Fund

The Betty Johnson Scholarship Fund provides education scholarships for gifted youth or parents of gifted children. Betty Johnson impacted the lives of so many gifted children and families and the scholarship is designed to honor her tradition of helping families find the right educational options at the right time. If you would like to contribute to this scholarship fund, you can do so in many ways. One, designate your United Way contribution through your business organization for MCGT and notify us that you would like the funds to be used for the scholarship. Two, send a check directly to MCGT with Betty Johnson Scholarship Fund designated on the memo line. Three, complete the form below and designate your donation to the Betty Johnson scholarship fund.

If you would like to submit a request for financial assistance from the Betty Johnson Scholarship Fund for a MCGT membership or event, please contact the MCGT office at 952-848-4906 or  [email protected]

Amazon Smiles

Access Amazon.com through the MCGT website.

Click on the Amazon link in the right sidebar and a portion of every purchase you make will be donated back to MCGT.

Whenever you purchase anything through Amazon.com, MCGT will receive a donation representing 5% of those sales as long as you follow one easy step. From the MCGT website, click on the Amazon.com logo to be taken directly to the Amazon website. The Amazon logo is on the right side of this page and on the Home and Resources pages. Then, proceed as usual and make your purchases. Amazon will know you came from the MCGT website, so they can send the donation to us. Friends and neighbors can use this connection, too.

United Way

Designate MCGT to be a recipient of your United Way Contribution.

Write “MCGT” or “Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented” in the appropriate spot on the form; MCGT’s address or tax ID number are not needed. It does need to be MCGT, the state organization, that is designated, not a chapter. United Way knows MCGT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you want to be identified as the donor, be sure United Way has your OK to give us your name when the check is sent to MCGT; you can do that on either the United Way Pledge Card or on designation card you can request from your company’s United Way Coordinator. Then, let us know that MCGT will be the recipient. When we receive the funds, MCGT will send you an acknowledgment. If you want your contribution split with your chapter, let us know, so when the United Way check arrives we can send it to your chapter.

Thrivent Choice

Thrivent Choice is a member-advised program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent distributes part of its charitable outreach funds each year. MCGT is listed in the Thrivent Choice online catalog.

Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day – MCGT

Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place.

That initial spark touched off an outpouring of generosity — $14 million in 24 hours. Since then, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans.

Give to the Max Day has become a national model for giving days.

Use our online form to make a donation directly to MCGT now:


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