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All contributions to MARS Foundation are tax deductible.

Planned giving as part of an estate is welcomed.

501(c)(3) #45-0513523


There are six ways to donate to the MARS Foundation.  However you decide to donate, thank you for your generosity!  Your donation will help fight multiple sclerosis by funding medical research. 


Donations of securities

Donations of securities (stocks, mutual funds, etc.) are welcome and will be sold once transferred. A securities account has been established with Edward Jones in Webster City, Iowa. For information, contact Timothy Finucan at 515.832.4155.


Donations through Thrivent Financial's Thrivent Choice(R) program

By directing Choice Dollars(R) through Thrivent Choice, eligible members recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes some of its charitable outreach grant dollars among thousands of participating nonprofit organizations and congregations.   Follow this link for more information on this program:  https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/living-generously/thrivent-choice/


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop Amazon Smile, you'll find the exact same low prices, vase selections and convenient shopping experiences as Amazon, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us!  Click this link (smile.amazon.com), use your Amazon account like normal and search MARS RESEARCH INC (Yes that's us!) to designate Mars Foundation as your non-profit.


Benevity is the global leader in the online workplace giving, matching, volunteering, and integrated grant management solutions.  Some of the world's most iconic brands rely on Benevity's award-winning solutions to power their Goodness Programs and corporate philanthropy, helping them attract, retain, and engage today's workers by connecting people personally to causes that matter to them.  Follow this link for more information on this program:  http://www.benevity.com



To donate by check, make it payable to MARS Foundation. Fill out this form and mail it, along with your check, to:

MARS Foundation,

PO Box 114

Gilbert, IA 50105


Online (right here!)

Donations can be made by credit card through this website in any amount of your choice.  These transactions carry a 2.9% fee, which will be taken from donations by the processing company before the remainder is deposited into the MARS bank account. Please consider increasing your donation to cover this fee. Click the donate button below to proceed.  You will receive an email confirmation after your donation that you can use for your own records, or tax preparation.