Cash: Simple to make. Maximize your charitable deduction and provide funds for conservation immediately.
Securities: Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is quick and simple and may provide you with significant tax benefits.
Real Estate: Donate residential, commercial or undeveloped real estate and provide support for conservation while saving on taxes and reducing responsibilities associated with property ownership. More information on this can be found on our Donate your Land page.
Personal Property: Donate books, artwork or equipment to support lands and waters around the world and save on taxes.
Gifts Through Your Estate
Bequests: Support The Open Land Trust work and retain control of your assets during your lifetime. Create a legacy that reflects your values by making a bequest.
Retirement Assets: Name The Open Land Trust as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401k and other qualified plan through this tax-efficient gift.
Life Insurance: Name The Trust as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and save on estate taxes. (May also be given outright, please contact us for more information.)
Gifts That Produce Income
Charitable Gift Annuity: Support the natural world while providing fixed income for life—for yourself or up to two beneficiaries. May also provide significant tax benefits.
Deferred Gift Annuity: Provide funds for conservation while meeting future financial needs. Defer your annuity payments and receive higher income payments—for yourself or up to two beneficiaries. May also provide significant tax savings.
Pooled Income Fund: Secure lifetime income for yourself and deliver significant support to us. Similar to a mutual fund, your gift of cash or securities to our Pooled Income Fund is comingled with those of other donors and you receive a pro rata share of the fund’s dividends and interest.
Charitable Remainder Unitrusts: Meet multiple goals with our most-flexible life-income gift. May provide a hedge against inflation. Various funding options are available.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts: Provides income for life and tax benefits. Flexible funding options are available.
Charitable Lead Trusts: Freeze the taxable value of your appreciating assets: use them to make gifts today, then pass them on to family later.
Donor Advised Fund: Manage your charitable giving through this convenient, flexible and cost-effective alternative to establishing a private foundation.
Retained Life Estates: Give The Open Land Trust your house and continue to live there rent-free.