OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Conservation lasts forever – in the cool, clean water flowing through our rivers, in the nests of birds safely tending to their hatchlings, and in the memories of children and families who learn and grow in our region’s open spaces. Here are some more ways that you can make your investment in forever.
If you own a property with no conservation value, like a home, industrial site, or commercial site, selling it may mean a sizeable capital gains tax. By donating the land to Three Rivers, which would then be sold for other project funding, you may avoid capital gains tax and may also receive additional tax benefits.
GIVING WITH YOUR IRA
If you are 70.5 or older with a traditional IRA, you are eligible to make a tax-free gift directly from your IRA to Three Rivers Land Trust. These gifts are always tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return. Use our new tool to give a smarter gift or to learn more about charitable giving from your IRA.
GIFTS OF STOCK
Gifts of stock are an easy way to make a lasting contribution to Three Rivers Land Trust while realizing significant tax benefits. By donating appreciated securities held for at least one year, you can take a tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift and avoid paying capital gains taxes. TRLT sells donated stocks tax-free, using 100% of your gift to support our land conservation efforts.
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Please consider recommending Three Rivers Land Trust for a charitable distribution from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF). You can initiate a grant directly from your charitable giving account if you use Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund® by using our convenient DAF Direct Widget. Simply fill in the requested information to initiate the process. If your Donor Advised Fund is not listed above, please contact your fund directly to make a gift.
For those who order through Amazon, please consider supporting us by selecting TRLT as your chosen charity for AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device and choose Three Rivers Land Trust as the charitable organization to receive donations.
GOODSEARCH & GOODSHOP
GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Simply designate Three Rivers Land Trust as your desired non-profit, use GoodSearch as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and be a force for good in your community!
If you work for a company that participates in gift-matching programs, please obtain an application form from your human resources department and remember to send it in with your donation to TRLT. Some companies will even double or triple your contribution, enabling you to maximize your impact on local conservation.
START A FUNDRAISER
Become a fundraiser for Three Rivers Land Trust, and be a force for good in your community by inspiring others while you help protect the land you love for generations to come. Start a campaign on facebook by clicking here, or head to our charity page on gofundme.com and invite your friends and family to support your cause.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
You can also contribute your time, energy, and expertise as a volunteer, be it outdoors as a site steward or photographer, or inside providing valuable office support. Contact us today to get the ball rolling!
MAKE CONSERVATION YOUR LEGACY
Are you interested in investing in the future of conservation in your community? Making the Land Trust a partial beneficiary to your will, retirement account, life insurance policy, or living trust is an incredible way to make sure that you grandchildren can enjoy the same cherished outdoor spaces that you do, for years to come.
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