Donate Now

Every donation you make to the Box Factory for the Arts helps to support our non-profit, 501c3 organization, The Berrien Artist Guild. We are dedicated solely to provide an amazing historic industrial space for our artist-tenants to create, inspire and connect with you and the Southwest Michigan community. The Box Factory is a vital community hub providing quality programs, cultural learning opportunities and a safe and vibrant venue for our artists, instructors and performers to share their exceptional talents and creations with you.

With your support we can:

  • Keep our gallery admission free
  • Continue providing enriching education and events for the community
  • Maintain our unique building

Thank you in advance for your contributions!

Make a Qualified Charitable Donation

Consider a Charitable Donation to the Box Factory before December 31, 2023. If you are receiving a required minimum distribution (RMD) and do not need the funds, donating to charity is a great option. A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA, payable directly to a qualified charity. Amounts distributed as a QCD can be counted toward satisfying your RMD up to $100,000 per person QCDs are not includable in income and are not deductible. If you are claiming the standard deduction this is still a viable option.

QCD Requirements:

  • Must be at least age 70 1/2 at the time you request a QCD.
  • Funds must be disbursed from your IRA by your RMD deadline,
    generally December 31.
  • RA custodian must issue a check from your IRA payable to the
    charity.
  • The maximum annual distribution to qualify for a QCD is $100,000.

This limit would apply to the sum of QCDs made to one or more charities in a calendar year. If filing jointly and both have IRAs, each can make a $100,000 QCD from his or her own IRAs.