Donate to Ruth Harbor

Your monthly support or one-time gift provides assistance for young women who have experienced unplanned pregnancies, and their babies. Your donations are tax-deductible since Ruth Harbor is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (tax ID 42-1464150).
  • Online – You can make a contribution through the secure form at the bottom of this page
  • By Mail – Address mail-in donations to:  Ruth Harbor 534 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • In-Person – Please call the office at 515-279-4661 to schedule a time to stop by in person
  • Automatic Withdrawals (ACH) - You can authorize donations directly from a bank account to Ruth Harbor for safe and carefree contributions. Simply fill out and sign this form.  Please attach a voided check and mail completed forms to: Ruth Harbor 534 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA  50312.
  • Credit Card Payments - You can authorize monthly, quarterly or annual donations to be charged to your credit card for safe and carefree contributions using the secure form below.
Don’t forget to check if your employer offers a matching gift program. This is an excellent way to increase or even double the impact of your donation.
Most community or company support campaigns allow you to write in or designate the charity of your choice.
  • To be among the founding members of “Legacy for Life,” Ruth Harbor’s Endowment Fund, email your interest to
  • To request a seat at the next Legacy Giving Private Briefing for those wishing to experience a more intimate setting (max 25 attendees) in which to hear from an expert describe tools and strategies for planned giving. It’s a great “conversation starter” for you, your spouse, or your family. No “products sold” and leave your checkbooks at home for this event – this is a gift from Ruth Harbor and other Christ-centered ministries. Don’t just send money to your family at your death… send a message! Email your interest to
  • Because Ruth Harbor is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (tax ID 42-1464150), charitable bequests can be made through your estate to assist women and teens with unplanned pregnancies long past your lifespan. Ruth Harbor partners with other Iowa non-profits as a part of the Leave a Legacy® Iowa public relations campaign which encourages people of all walks of life and income levels to consider caring for those who will come after them. Contact us directly, talk with your financial planner, or visit the Leave a Legacy® Iowa website to learn more.
  • Additional information and bequests language 
  • IRA Charitable Rollover – In 2015, Congress enacted a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. As a result, individuals age 70½ or older can make gifts directly from their IRA to charity. Learn more
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A Christ-centered home and program for young women facing unplanned pregnancy.

Ruth Harbor
534 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-279-4661
Fax: 515-633-2157
M-F 8:30 AM-5 PM
You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.

Benefits of an IRA charitable rollover

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization
  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the 50% deduction limits on charitable gifts
  • Help further the work and mission of our organization

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works

  • Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
  • Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to help continue our important work.
  • Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
  • Please contact us (link) if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

Contact us

If you have any questions about an IRA charitable rollover gift, contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.
Many people give generously during their lifetimes by making gifts to their favorite charitable causes. But many do not consider the possibility of including these organizations in their will or estate plan. After all, the need for your support will be no less the day you die.

Remembering Ruth Harbor in your will or estate plan will help perpetuate your support beyond your lifetime. Your charitable bequest will help young women choose life and support them after their child is born — the very work you've already been supporting!

This sort of advance planning allows you to preserve and pass on your values. You will be remembered for what you gave rather than what you had.

Estate & Legacy planning involves more than sending money to the next generation — it's about sending a message.

We encourage you to use the wording that follows when including Ruth Harbor in your will.

Thank you for your consideration!

"I, [Full Name], of [City, State, Zip], give, devise and bequeath the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to Ruth Harbor, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa, tax ID#42-1464150, [and/or amount or percentage of the estate or description of the property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."