You can support The Land Trust for Tennessee without affecting your current lifestyle or your family’s security. Simply designate The Land Trust for Tennessee to receive estate assets in the future. Or you can make immediate gifts of assets that are “out of sight and out of mind.”
Easy Ways to Give More Often
Recurring gifts are automatically processed on your credit/debit card or from your bank account at a rate you choose (e.g. weekly, monthly, quarterly). Visit our online giving page to set up a recurring gift today: click here.
Through the Kroger Community Rewards Program or Amazon.com’s Amazon Smile program…a percentage of your purchases will go to The Land Trust without spending an extra dime. Click for instructions: Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile Instructions.
Gifts from a Retirement Plan
Name The Land Trust for Tennessee as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan. (Click here to learn more about giving through IRA charitable transfers.)
You can designate The Land Trust to receive all or a portion of the balance of your plan through your plan administrator. The balance in your plan passes to The Land Trust after your death. This allows you to avoid the potential double taxation your retirement savings would face if you designated these assets to your heirs. You may also continue to take regular, lifetime withdrawals.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
You can transfer appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to The Land Trust for Tennessee. The Land Trust then sells the securities and uses the proceeds for its programs. You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, regardless of the price you originally paid for them. You also pay no capital gains tax on the future sale of the securities.
Download our Securities Transfer Form to fill out and give to your broker or agent.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to The Land Trust for Tennessee. The Land Trust then elects either to cash in the policy immediately or hold it. You make a gift using an asset that you and your family no longer need, and you receive an income tax deduction at the same time.
Often, corporate employees do not know about the opportunity for their employer to match their charitable gifts. There is potential to increase your gift by 200 percent!
“People can get their donations doubled in many cases by their employer,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits.org. “Matching donation programs are a big part of corporations’ social responsibility initiatives, but awareness of them is often shockingly low. As a result, billions of dollars that can go to deserving nonprofits, towards vital social programs, are never distributed.”
Employers typically match donations from their employees up to a certain dollar amount per employee per year. Inquire within your company to find out about the corporate matching programs.
Disclaimer: Any information provided on forms of charitable giving does not constitute legal, tax, accounting, investment or other professional advice. The Land Trust for Tennessee advises recipients to consult their professional advisors prior to acting on the information set forth herein.