Gifts of Property: By donating property, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable deduction

Gifts of Cash: Most donations are deductible up to 50% of your adjusted gross income

Gifts of Stock: You qualify for a deduction equal to the value of the stock, but avoid capital gains tax

Bequests: No limit on the amount you can leave to charitable organizations, free from estate tax

Conservation Options for Landowners

Conservation Easement: A legal agreement between a landowner & Land Trust that permanently protects land while retaining ownership. Donating the easement can result in reduced income tax and estate tax.

Land Donation: This is a wonderful way to share the beauty with future generations. This can be set up in a way that allows you to continue to live on the land or to receive a life income.

Bargain Sale of Land: Selling at less that the property’s fair market value can make it affordable for the Land Trust, providing tax benefits for the landowner.