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Assistant Dean of Advancement

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

Phone: (208) 885-8606

Email: kimoneill@uidaho.edu

Director of Development

Phone: (208) 885-4087

Email: jroot@uidaho.edu

Director of Development

Phone: (208) 885-4038

Email: ebillings@uidaho.edu

4-H Fund Development Coordinator

Phone: (208) 885-9056

Email: sheas@uidaho.edu

Alumni & Donor Relations Coordinator

Phone: (208) 885-4037

Email: craska@uidaho.edu

Office Administrator

Phone: (208) 885-8606

Email: tstubblefield@uidaho.edu

Gifts of Grain

How to Donate

  1. If you deliver your grain donation to an elevator, request the storage receipt be made out to the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. Or, if you store your grain on the farm, prepare a notarized letter of transfer to the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.
  2. Fill in the form. The form states that the UI Foundation can market the commodity as it sees fit.
  3. Mail, fax or email the storage receipt or notarized letter of transfer along with the form to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences donor relations coordinator:
  • Carly Raska, Donor Relations Coordinator
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    University of Idaho
    875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
    Moscow, ID 83844-2331
    Fax: (208) 885-6654
    Email: craska@uidaho.edu

Gifts of Grain Form

Use our online form to make your gift of grain.

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A University of Idaho development officer will work with you to make sure your gift goes to your preferred use. Or, you may simply indicate which project receives your gift on the form.

Why donate?

By contributing commodities to the University of Idaho Foundation, an Idaho nonprofit corporation, you are providing the UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) with a donation that retains the full value of your crop.

Example: You donate $3,000 worth of your crop to the UI Foundation, which then sells it for $3,000. Then the university receives the entire $3,000. However, if you sell the crop first and donate that revenue after taxes, you donate approximately $1,940 to the university. Amount may vary depending on the current market.

In addition to self-employment, federal and state tax benefits that you may receive for giving a gift of grain, CALS provides the following exclusive benefits to recognize you for your generous support:

  • Invitations to seasonal events hosted by the dean
  • Invitations to private events hosted by the UI president
  • Gifts of Grain commemorative sign
  • Gifts of Grain lapel pin
  • CALS dean newsletter
  • Recognition on website

  • Invitations to private events hosted by the UI president
  • Gifts of Grain lapel pin
  • CALS dean newsletter
  • Recognition on website

  • Gifts of Grain lapel pin
  • CALS dean newsletter
  • Recognition on website

  • CALS dean newsletter
  • Recognition on website

Gifting Guide

It is best to donate grain grown in a previous tax year. Make the donation early enough in the year so that there is no question that it came from the prior year’s crop.

The gift should be from unsold inventory with no sale commitment made prior to the gift.

The gift must be in the form of farm commodities, not warehouse receipts, which may be considered a cash equivalent. The charity (UI Foundation) must be able to demonstrate “control and dominion” over the gifted property.

The grower shall provide no guidance in the transfer agreement as to the retention or sale of the gifted commodity.

Provide either a properly executed warehouse receipt in the name of the “University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.” or a notarized letter of transfer for crops stored on the farm. The original sales invoice should list the charity (UI Foundation) as the seller.

After the transfer, the University of Idaho Foundation will assume costs of storage, marketing or transportation.

It is Foundation policy to sell any grain or commodity donation as soon as we know you have made the gift.

Gifting will not work for a crop share landlord. A share of a crop received as a rental payment is considered the equivalent of rental income.

The UI Foundation will provide you with a donor receipt for the net settlement amount for your records. You do not need to declare a deduction or sale to the IRS.

Contact Us

Assistant Dean of Advancement

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

Phone: (208) 885-8606

Email: kimoneill@uidaho.edu

Director of Development

Phone: (208) 885-4087

Email: jroot@uidaho.edu

Director of Development

Phone: (208) 885-4038

Email: ebillings@uidaho.edu

4-H Fund Development Coordinator

Phone: (208) 885-9056

Email: sheas@uidaho.edu

Alumni & Donor Relations Coordinator

Phone: (208) 885-4037

Email: craska@uidaho.edu

Office Administrator

Phone: (208) 885-8606

Email: tstubblefield@uidaho.edu