Ways to Give

Reiman Gardens spring tulips in bloom in whites, yellows, oranges and red colors

There are several ways you can support Reiman Gardens that maximize your personal goals and dreams, while receiving tax advantages.

Current Gifts

Cash gifts, made by check or credit card, allow donations to immediately go to work for the Gardens.

To make a gift by mail, send check to:
Reiman Gardens
1407 University Blvd.
Ames, IA 50011

CLICK HERE to make a gift online through the Iowa State Foundation website.

Memorial Gifts

For information on ways to pay tribute to a loved one, CLICK HERE.


Memberships allow you to support the Gardens while receiving personal benefits. For more information on memberships, CLICK HERE.

Gifts of Membership

A gift membership to Reiman Gardens is the perfect idea for someone who enjoys beautiful plant life, interesting insects, garden programs, events, exhibits and the great outdoors. To support the Gardens by giving a gift of membership, CLICK HERE.

Director’s Circle

To make an even greater impact at the Gardens beyond membership, please consider joining the Director’s Circle, the Gardens’ new giving society that recognizes donors who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Planned Gifts

Many opportunities are available for donors to make a more significant contribution to the Gardens through a planned gift such as a will bequest, life insurance policy or retirement plan. Some planned giving options even offer you an income stream during your lifetime.

People of all income levels can make a difference through a planned gift.

Endowed Gifts

Gifts made to the endowment help sustain the Gardens in perpetuity. Only the annual earnings on the principle amount are utilized each year to support areas of need. Gifts of any amount may be designated to the Reiman Gardens Endowment Fund, however, minimum gifts of $50,000 (payable outright or over a period of five years) are needed to establish a “Named Endowed Fund.” Individuals or families may create a Named Endowed Fund and place all subsequent gifts in their fund. Annual earnings may be specified to support a particular program, garden area or remain unrestricted.

For more information on any of the giving vehicles mentioned above, or to talk about additional ways your gift could make a real impact at Reiman Gardens.

Thank you for your support!