Ways to Give


Click on the link below to login to your Realm account and used the step by step instructions to make a pledge.

Login to Realm and Click the + Pledge button

  1. Click on Giving from the menu options.
  2. Once you are on the Giving page, click on the “+ Pledge” button and follow prompts.
  3. Select “General Fund” from the drop down menu.
  4. Make sure the amount you pledge and the frequency you choose equals your total pledge for the year.
  5. Click Save or Save and Set Up Online Gift. Pledging alone does not change any current scheduled giving or set up any new scheduled giving

If you have pledging questions, please contact Tricia Lerohl-Morgan, Finance Department, 612.767.2255 tricial@mtolivet.org

Online Giving

Click on the link below to give to Mount Olivet. You can give make a one time donation or set up reoccurring donations.

Give Now

  1. Click on the link above
  2. Enter the amount you’d like to give to the appropriate fund (General Fund)
  3. Select a frequency from the drop down menu (amount x frequency = total yearly pledge)
  4. Select a start date for your first payment
  5. Enter in your payment information below
  6. Make sure the “save for future use” box is checked!
  7. Click save

If you prefer to have the Mount Olivet Finance office set up online scheduled giving for you, download the authorization form. Complete the form and return it, (with a voided check or savings deposit slip), to:

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
5025 Knox Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Check or Cash Donations

If you’d prefer to give to Mount Olivet via Cash or Check, you may drop cash off at either one of our campuses during the week or at Church on Sunday mornings. Checks can be mailed to:

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
5025 Knox Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Donor Advised Fund

What is a donor advised fund?
A donor advised fund is a smart, simple, flexible and convenient way to give.
When you establish a DAF, you can fund the account with cash, stocks or other assets such as real estate. These gifts are generally tax-deductible at the time of the contribution and are invested to grow over time, while you recommend grants from the fund to give to Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and Affiliated Ministries.

  • What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?
    Simplicity: the donor-advised fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
    Flexibility: timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision-making.
    Tax-efficiency: contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes.
    Family legacy: a DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
    No transaction fees: 100% of your recommended grant can go to Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and Affiliated Ministries.

Maximize Your Giving with Donor Advised Funds
Donor advised funds (DAFs) are both a flexible and efficient way to organize your charitable giving.
These charitable accounts empower you to give as often as you wish to Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and Affiliated Ministries. Choose a name for the DAF, add deposits to the account and let this be your personal vehicle to support your goals and charitable vision.

Charitable IRA Rollover

Ways that using a Charitable IRA Rollover is Beneficial to You
A charitable IRA rollover makes it easier to use your IRA assets, during lifetime, to make charitable gifts. Your qualified charitable distributions can satisfy all or part the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA, tax-free. For example, if your required minimum distribution is $10,000, and you made a non-taxable $5,000 qualified charitable distribution to Mount Olivet Church, you would only have to withdraw another $5,000 to satisfy your required minimum distribution.

  • If you have “maxed-out” your charitable deductions: a qualified charitable IRA distribution operates separately from the percentage rules that limit the tax benefit of individual charitable giving. Therefore, for individuals inclined to give more, the charitable IRA rollover is an ideal option. IRA rollover gifts do not count toward the 50% of adjusted gross income limitation on charitable gifts of cash.
  • If you are a non-itemizer: Because qualified charitable distributions from IRAs do not require the donor to claim an income tax charitable deduction, non-itemizers can also take the equivalent of a charitable deduction via the IRA rollover and indicate that on the front page of the IRS Form 1040 without itemizing.

Payroll Deduction/Matching Gift

Information Coming Soon…

Appreciated Securities

Tax Benefits of donating Appreciated Securities/Stocks and Bonds

A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year may provide significant benefits to you as a contributor, such as:

  • Entitling you to a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities as of the date of gift.
  • Eliminating capital gains tax that would ordinarily become due if you had sold the appreciated securities on the open market and donated the proceeds from the sale to charity
  • Claiming your charitable deduction against up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. Any unused deductions can be carried forward over the next five years.
  • Providing a way to help you to achieve your long-term financial objective of reducing your income and estate taxes.

If you have securities that have declined in value over the years and are interested in donating them to charity, you may find it more advantageous to sell the securities first and contribute the proceeds to charity as opposed to donating the securities outright. This strategy should allow you to claim a deduction for both the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.

If you are considering donating stock that is subject to a cash merger or tender offer, it’s important for you to note that you will be subject to tax on the capital gain even though the shares were transferred to us before the tender offer became effective.

Please consult with your financial advisor if you have questions about donating Appreciated Securities.

Thrivent Choice

Use Your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Make a Difference!

Thrivent Financial distributes charitable grant funds. Their benefit members can recommend how those grant funds are distributed. Benefit members are 16 years or older who meet membership eligibility, have been admitted for membership, and have a qualified connection to a Thrivent Financial insurance or annuity product.

If you are a benefit member, go to www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice, click “Direct” under the heading, “Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars.” After you log in, you can select the organization you wish to receive the Choice Dollars. Mount Olivet is included in the listing of organizations there. Or, phone 800.847.4836, when prompted say “Thrivent Choice,” then press 1 to direct Choice Dollars. A Thivent representative will work with you to direct them.