With sustainable farming & ranching, everyone wins
but, only with your help.
With sustainable farming and ranching everyone wins. When land is healthy, it helps improve water and air quality, while providing fresh, local food. All sorts of animals benefit from this type of stewardship, including wildlife and pollinators such as hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
Your gift to HMI directly supports our efforts to teach farmers and ranchers Holistic Management ®, a whole farm/ranch planning system that improves environmental health, sustains economic viability, and enhances the quality of life for farm and ranch communities.
In addition, your gift also helps sustain the local food movement, which plays a vital role in the success of farmers and ranchers. In turn, these agricultural producers provide local populations with readily available fresh, healthy food. This thriving local food movement then stimulates local economies.
The success of our programs relies on your generous support. In fact, we couldn’t do it without you.
And that’s good
for all of us!
When you give, you can give to where the need is greatest, select a specific program below, or contact us to discuss your giving objectives and how we can tailor your gift to mean the most to you
- Where the Need is Greatest – This designation allows HMI to apply your gift to the most urgent and pressing needs.
- Terry Gompert Memorial Scholarship Fund – Terry was a tireless educator whose passion was to reach the next generation so that sustainable agriculture would grow and flourish. This scholarship offers individuals the opportunity to begin or continue their education in Holistic Management.
- Beginning Women Farmer & Rancher Programs – Beginning farmers and ranchers are in need of training and here at HMI we have a long history and passion for helping women producers get started on the right foot.
Leave a Lasting Legacy
Remembering HMI with a bequest from your estate will help sustain and strengthen our organization today and for generations to come. HMI’s Legacy Fund supports both program and community outreach, along with growth of our organization. You can choose to leave a portion of your estate to our organization, or designate HMI as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy. Charitable Remainder Trusts are also an option. There are many ways to leave a lasting legacy through your estate plans, and we’re always available to answer any questions you may have.
Our new recurring giving option allows donors to make a monthly gift to HMI. Just let us know the amount, and we’ll process it automatically. Monthly gifts help to provide a consistent income for HMI,allowing us to spend more dollars on making an impact on agricultural communities and the land and less on printed mailings and other outreach efforts.
Other Giving Options
Now you can donate your car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV, boat, or farm equipment to HMI. Other giving options include making a gift of stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares that are worth more now than when originally purchased. Typically, these donations will deliver more tax benefits to you than a gift of cash. You can also choose to deed your home, farm, or other property to HMI in a life estate.
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