Ways to Give

The ELM Foundation is a Private Operating Foundation.

Why donate to a Private Operating Foundation?

ELM is a 501 (c) (3) organization and contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS code.  In addition, contributions to private operating foundations described in Internal Revenue Code section 4942(j)(3) are deductible by the donors to the extent of 50 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income, whereas contributions to all other private foundations (except those discussed under Private Pass-through Foundation ) are generally limited to 30 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income.


The ELM Foundation was started as a private operating foundation with an initial contribution from our founders who also

helped start other for-profit enterprises to create "Little Miracles" through ELM. Contributions from these for profit companies and an annual contribution from the founders are designed to be an on-going revenue source for The ELM Foundation and cover all operating expenses.


Our unique funding model means that 100% of contributions from private donors create "Little Miracles" that benefit our participants









ELM has received the Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to help support for nonprofits. Less than 1% of all nonprofits receive the Gold Seal. 


View our 2017 audited financial statements on Guidestar

How many more "Little Miracles" can you help us create?


To make a contribution to The ELM Foundation and assist us in our efforts to help individuals become self sufficient, free from the need for government assistance, and able to care for their families, please click the button below to

donate online through PayPal.



Contributions may also be made by mailing a check to:

The ELM Foundation

7501 South Memorial Parkway

Suite 115

Huntsville AL 35802

Please send an email to our fund development specialist jen@expectlittlemiracleshsv.org or fill out the contact form below to arrange payment through stock transfer or other means. Thank you in advance  for your generosity and for helping us create more "little miracles."

The ELM Foundation     7501 Memorial Parkway SW Suite 115, Huntsville AL 35802      256-217-7141      info@expectlittlemiracleshsv.org

ELM is a 501 (c) (3) organization and contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS code.