Restricted Gifts

Restricted Gifts

You may designate your gift to one of the Fraternity’s outstanding leadership or educational programs, your chapter’s Foundation Council for their specific educational uses and needs, or to your chapter’s Building Fund for the educational portion of their chapter house. To give to one of these initiatives, simply indicate which program or chapter you’d like to support when you make your gift. Online: select the correct option from the drop-down box before clicking the PayPal button. Then, be sure to include your chapter program or fund in the notes section. By mail or donor card: include a note on your check or choose the appropriate section on the donor card. Below is a complete list of how you may designate your gift.

FarmHouse Leadership Training Programs

A four-day leadership institute for chapter presidents, vice presidents of recruitment, vice presidents of finance and directors of new member education held each January in Kansas City, Mo. To sponsor an individual officer, it is $700 and a full-ride chapter sponsorship is $2,100. Learn more>

A leadership program open to all FarmHouse undergraduates and held regionally in non-Conclave years. The curriculum focuses on a premier leadership book and members attend workshops on leadership, career networking, professional etiquette and financial education. Learn more>

A three-day outdoor adventure retreat for new members of FarmHouse. Each chapter sends a freshman to the retreat, which is held each year at Camp Heartland in Kansas City. Learn more>

A first-class think-tank on the nation and FarmHouse Fraternity. Alumni who donate $7,000 or more to the FH Excellence Fund are invited to this award-winning Seminar held each year in April. Top juniors and seniors apply to attend the Seminar and are mentored by the Second 7 Alumni. Learn more>

The FarmHouse GROWS recruitment school was created to encourage and support chapter growth in FarmHouse chapters across North America. Each chapter has the opportunity to send 2-4 recruiters to Kansas City in January every other year for an intense weekend of recruitment training. The GROWS curriculum and facilitation is provided via the Fraternity's partnership with Recruitment Boot Camp. Learn more>

The Journey: FarmHouse is a service immersion trip available to all FarmHouse undergraduate members. The first week of June each year, FarmHouse men and facilitators travel to Honduras to offer "service to their fellowmen and to the world." In Honduras, they serve a small, impoverished village by helping with projects - constructing a home, building a water purification system, working with local agriculture and interacting with village children. Learn more>

FarmHouse Foundation Councils

All FarmHouse chapters and associations have a Foundation Council account with the Foundation. The IRS regards these as "designated gift funds” and holds the Foundation Trustees responsible for them. Foundation Council accounts enable the local chapter and association to have all of the benefits of establishing their own foundation without the cost and challenges of establishing and administering one. This includes coverage by the International Foundation's deductible gift status as a 501(c)3.

The Foundation and, therefore, the Foundation Councils, can only use funds for educational purposes. When you make a gift to your chapter’s Foundation Council, they can use these funds for leadership training programs and retreats, scholarships, computer and related technology, library/study facilities and other educational purposes. Your gift will be designated to your chapter, and because you are giving through the Foundation, your entire gift is tax-deductible.

FarmHouse Foundation Building Funds

A chapter house facility is more than a place to live for our undergraduates. It’s a house full of brothers to encourage and challenge each other to pursue academic excellence, a room shared with young men who become brothers for life and a home away from home. The International Fraternity and the FarmHouse Foundation are unanimous in their support of providing safe and affordable living/learning facilities for all 1,600 undergraduate members of FarmHouse. In order to do this, the Foundation offers Building Fund accounts to each FarmHouse chapter/association.

Gifts to the Foundation’s Building Fund accounts are fully tax-deductible. Because of this, funds designated for the building fund accounts are used solely for the educational portion of chapter housing. This amount is determined by an architect and generally ranges between 30-45% of the building project. Learn more about chapters with building fund accounts with the Foundation>