Other Ways to Donate
Contributing to Conservation Land Trust means becoming a creator of an enduring national or provincial park and supporting the perpetuity of ecological and evolutionary processes within these ecosystems. Please consider helping us protect wildlife, restore land, and preserve ecosystems in Chile and Argentina.
The quick and easy way to give is to use our online form, but there are numerous other methods of giving that may better suit your needs. Below you will find a variety of options for donating to our efforts. Whatever method you choose, your gift is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent of the law.
Gifts by Credit Card
You can make a donation via credit card online here. If you wish to use a credit card but don’t want to give online, you can call our U.S. office at 415-229-9339.
Gifts by Check
You can make out a check to The Conservation Land Trust and mail it to our U.S. offices: 1606 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, U.S.A.
Gifts of Securities
Ask your financial advisor about the tax benefits of donating appreciated securities to The Conservation Land Trust. Should you wish to make a gift of stock, please call The Conservation Land Trust's office at 415-229-9339 for transfer instructions.
Some employers offer to match charitable gifts made by their employees. If your company has this policy, contact your employer's benefits office to obtain necessary instructions.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
You may choose to make a gift in honor or memory of another person. Simply indicate on whose behalf you are making your gift when you donate. If you would like us to notify your honoree, please provide us with their name and address.
Planned gifts allow our donors to be partners in conservation while realizing tangible financial gains. Planned giving allows donors to make charitable contributions at a future date, retaining the use of the assets in the meanwhile. Planned giving can meet estate-planning needs, while also fulfilling charitable intentions. With careful planning, donors can have more control over what both heirs and favorite charities ultimately receive.
Below is a selection of planned giving tools. Please check with your financial or legal advisors to help you evaluate the best strategy for your situation. Whatever method you choose, please let us know about your decision, so your gift can be properly acknowledged.
A bequest in your will is the simplest form of planned gift and allows you to provide an enduring gift to The Conservation Land Trust.
Qualified Pension Plans
Designating The Conservation Land Trust as the beneficiary to your IRA, Keogh, or other qualified pension plan can provide significant tax benefits. Assets in these plans accumulate without being taxed, but at the point of distribution can result in significant taxation.
Life Insurance Policy
Life insurance can maximize the size of the charitable gift you are able to make, and can also serve as a versatile estate-planning tool.
Life Income Gifts
Life income gifts are powerful philanthropic tools. They typically provide income to the donor, a donation to a charity, and both income and estate benefits. There are a number of different types of life income gifts, like charitable remainder trusts, pooled income funds, charitable lead trusts, and revocable charitable remainder trusts.