Tax Deductibility

Membership Levels

Northern Gardener level, Discounted affiliated group membership levels (garden club, plant society, master gardener and student) and subscriptions do not include a tax-deductible donation to MSHS. After the cost of the magazine, the garden show tickets, and other member benefits, we have determined that the materials received exceed the dollar amount paid, thus cannot be counted as a donation.

Only donations given above your membership dues qualify as a tax-deductible donation.

Donations Above Membership

The Minnesota State Horticultural Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax professional.

Spring Garden Gala

A portion of your ticket price to the 2017 Spring Garden Gala is tax-deductible.

Members: $30

Nonmembers: $40

Auction items from the Spring Garden Gala event:

All auction items have been given to MSHS as in-kind donations; IRS regulations prohibit charitable organizations from assigning a monetary value to in-kind donations. Please consult your tax preparer.

Book Donations

Book donations to the library or for our annual used gardening book sale:

You set the value of your donation and fill out a donation form to turn in with your donation. Click here for the form.

Need Assistance?

Contact Diane Duvall, Director of Development: Or, for questions about the tax deductibility of membership, contact Becky Swee, Membership Marketing Manager: