Your support is vital to achieving our vision of health, healing and well-being for all.
Your support is vital to achieving our vision of health, healing and well-being for all.

There are a variety of ways to support IMA World Health’s mission of building healthier communities by collaborating with key partners to serve vulnerable people. Together, we can achieve IMA’s vision of health, healing and well-being for all.

Give Online

Donate today by visiting www.imaworldhealth.org/donate. Your gift will instantly be directed to where it is most needed.

Give by Mail or  by Phone

Contact Fundraising Officer Jennifer Bentzel at 717-353-5088 or jenniferbentzel@imaworldhealth.org to give by phone.

To give by mail, print out a donation form and complete the information. Then send to:

IMA World Health
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

Gifts of Securities

There are many benefits to transferring securities to IMA, such as receiving an income tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift, paying no capital gains tax on donated securities, and the satisfaction of making a significant gift to IMA so we can expand our programs and provide more services to those most in need.

To make a gift of stock, contact Fundraising Officer Jennifer Bentzel at 717-353-5088 or jenniferbentzel@imaworldhealth.org.

Workplace Giving

Employer Matching

Many employers have workplace giving programs and will match charitable gifts made by employees—a great way to multiply your gift for IMA World Health.  Check with your employer to see if your gift is eligible. (Some workplaces may list us under our incorporated name, Interchurch Medical Assistance, Inc.) To take advantage of your workplace giving program, be sure to request a matching gift form from your employer, complete and sign it, and send it to the address below:

IMA World Health
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

United Way

If your organization participates in the United Way Campaign, check to see if IMA World Health is an eligible charity (look for our incorporated name, Interchurch Medical Assistance, Inc.)  If we are not listed, you may be able to write in the name of your favorite charity or ask your employer to consider including IMA World Health as an eligible charity.

Switch to AmazonSmile and support IMA

IMA World Health is an official AmazonSmile partner. When you shop, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible items to IMA—at no cost to you. If you already use AmazonSmile and want to change your charity to IMA, simply sign in to AmazonSmile and select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.” Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2112460 to support IMA today! Please note that our legal name is “Interchurch Medical Assistance Inc.” and that is how we are listed on AmazonSmile.

Please be advised: Changes to Donations of Medical Products

Across our nearly 60-year history, IMA World Health has seen many changes. From the earliest days of our work, securing and shipping material goods was a critical function IMA provided. Indeed, IMA was founded out of the need to support Protestant mission agencies in moving goods from where they were produced, largely in the U.S., to facilities overseas.

Over the years, how those mission agencies operate has changed just as IMA World Health has changed the way we work toward our mission. As manufacturing has expanded into areas where we have a presence, IMA’s work has become less focused on shipping material goods, and more focused on providing long-term assistance that brings lasting change.

Given these changes, IMA World Health is discontinuing its material resources program. We can no longer accept donations for Safe Motherhood Kits or contributions of medical supplies. Please discontinue sending items to the warehouse in New Windsor, Maryland.

If you are a company or organization interested in making a gift-in-kind, please email procurement@imaworldhealth.org for details.

Leaving a Legacy

Legacy gifts provide the resources that create extraordinary opportunities and preserve our future. Your support today makes it possible for us to create lasting change for people in some of the most challenged regions of the world.

Wills and Estates

A bequest is a gift to IMA World Health specified in your will.  Providing a gift to IMA in your will is a way to leave a legacy of helping others in need, and it can also have certain tax benefits for your estate and heirs.  Here is some sample language you can provide your attorney. Please note our legal name is Interchurch Medical Assistance, Inc.

Gifts Made by Beneficiary Designations

Life Insurance Policy – Consider whether your life insurance policy is no longer needed to ensure your family’s security.

Bank Assets and Securities (Stocks, Bonds, Etc.) – You can designate that all or a portion of specific assets be transferred to IMA World Health upon your death.  A POD (payable on death) form is used for bank assets (e.g., savings and checking accounts, savings bonds, deposit certificates); while a TOD (transfer on death) form is used for securities (e.g. stocks, bonds, mutual funds).

Retirement Accounts – You may name IMA World Health as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your 401(k), 403(b), Keogh, IRA, or other qualified pension plan. To set up your gift, contact the plan administrator to obtain a beneficiary designation form. Beneficiary designations can be updated or changed at any time.

Please let us know if you have named IMA World Health in your will or as a beneficiary. We recognize that you’ve made a truly extraordinary commitment to improving health care for those who need it most, and we would love the opportunity to thank you for your generosity.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bentzel, fundraising officer, at 717-353-5088 or by email at jenniferbentzel@imaworldhealth.org

Gifts made to IMA World Health support our entire mission of health, healing and well-being. They will be directed to where they are most needed. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.