These contributions are used where needed most. They help meet annual operating expenses and provide other needed support for land preservation, nature conservancy and our values heritage of the Western landscape and ranching lifestyle. For those who itemize, these gifts are tax deductible. Donate
These gifts support a specific project (such as Varian Arabians Ranch), or a program (such as Education through Ranch Tours for Youth or adults), or equipment (such as off road monitoring vehicles) or capital needs. A list of approved needs is available for those who wish to restrict a gift. Further, if your specific wish is not on the list, contact us. We will let you know if we are the best recipient of your intended generosity. Restricted gifts are tax deductible for those who itemize. Donate
Donations can be made as a Memorial gift in memory of a loved one or as an honorary gift to pay tribute to a significant family member, friend or business associate. This is a wonderful way to permanently recognize those outstanding individuals who have left impressions on our lives. Donate
An Outright Gift
By making a cash gift by check, credit card or money order today, you enable us to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize. No gift is too large and none is too small.
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Major Gifts & Endowment Donations
Significant financial support can be offered as a one-time donation or as an annual major gift, restricted (specific use) or unrestricted (where needed most). These gifts help support the California Rangeland Trust mission in ways such as supporting a vital easement, project monitoring, land acquisition, or specific program needs.
Other large gifts designated for the California Rangeland Trust Endowment Fund can be made to perpetuate our financial strength and lasting organizational health. The Endowment funds remain intact while the annual earnings from the funds support in perpetuity. An endowment gift to the California Rangeland Trust today provides an ever stronger backing for our important future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.
Planned & Estate Gifts
Placing California Rangeland Trust in one’s will, trust or other future plans helps us support our meaningful work well into the future. Below are some of the most popular methods. (Contact our office for added information on additional methods, such as Annuities.)
For most of us, there are very few things that we do that last beyond our current lives, other than our children. One notable exception is to make a lasting contribution to a cause that will make a permanent difference in the world. The Rangeland Trust’s mission of saving the wonderful ranches that provide for families and wildlife and which sustain our healthy water, air and food is something that really resonates with me. If we don’t save these wonderful places now, they may not be here even for our grandchildren. That’s why I intend to leave a bequest to the Rangeland Trust, so that it can continue to preserve and protect these things that matter to me and my family.
Making a planned gift to the California Rangeland Trust is a simple and flexible way to combine philanthropy with sound financial planning. Where to begin and figuring out how to make a gift that will provide the greatest benefit to you and the Rangeland Trust is both the starting point and often times, the part that seems overwhelming.
Part of the answer to reducing the stress of estate planning is for you and your family to carefully plan and organize now. The best plans are created first by deciding what your goals are and second, determining how to accomplish them. It is up to you and your attorney, accountant or other succession planning adviser to determine the best fit for you.
Wills & Living Trusts
A gift in your will or living trust is a simple yet powerful way to support conservation well beyond your lifetime. When you arrange a bequest to The California Rangeland Trust you join a growing number of visionary supporters committed to protecting land for future generations.
We are here to help you create your personal legacy by conserving California land that you love. Often you will work with your lawyer to create a statement or adding a codicil such:
I give and bequeath to California Rangeland Trust, a California nonprofit charity with headquarters based in Sacramento California (the sum of $____) or (____% of the residual and remainder of my estate) or (property described herein) to be used for general purposes, as determined by the Board of Directors.
A special planned giving Society is being created in 2016-17 that will gather those who have made plans to put CRT among their future gifts. An annual invitational event will be held. Please notify the office if you have already made plans or are thinking of a gift to help insure you are on the invitational list or perhaps would appreciate receiving information on planned gift options. The Rangeland Trust has material that could prove helpful in considering such a future gift.
If you have specific interests, we are pleased to work with you on providing language that best fits the longer range needs of the Rangeland Trust and best fit your more precise wish. We recognize that there are estate and federal tax deduction that your lawyer and financial planner will use in structuring your intended gift. We highly value your plans and intention to sustain our mission by providing financial strength and flexibility to address pressing conservation needs as they arise. We are pleased to work with you in providing needed information to your professional advisors to help insure your tax benefits also are carefully considered.
We invite you to start building your legacy by arranging a bequest to The California Rangeland Trust.
Life Insurance & Retirement Plans
Passionate about supporting the California Rangeland Trust with our mission even after your lifetime? It’s not only possible; it’s easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name the California Rangeland Trust as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.
Not only is it an easy way to give, but it’s also flexible—you aren’t locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime.
You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money.
This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.
Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are among the most popular assets to use when making a gift to the Rangeland Trust. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself.
Transforming Realty to Gift Reality
Want to make a big gift to the California Rangeland Trust without touching your bank account? Consider giving us real estate. Such a generous gift helps us continue our work for years to come. And a gift of real estate also helps you. When you give us appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you get a federal income tax charitable deduction. You avoid paying capital gains tax. And you no longer have to deal with that property’s maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.
Ways to Give Real Estate
You often can give real estate in several ways that specifically address your own situation and benefit fully from tax laws that encourage philanthropy. One such way is noted below:
A bargain sale
Want to sell us your property for less than the fair market value? A “bargain sale” may be the answer. When you make a bargain sale, you sell your property to our organization for less than what it’s worth. The difference between the actual value and the sale price is considered a gift to us. A bargain sale can be an effective way to dispose of property that has increased in value, and it is the only gift vehicle that can give you a lump sum of cash and a charitable deduction at the same time.
A payable on death (POD) account
A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary or close the account.
Combined Federal Campaign
50590 is the magic number! The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the annual fundraising drive on behalf of thousands of employees throughout California.
As a non-profit, the California Rangeland Trust has been accepted by CFC as one of their listed charities. Each federal employee has the option to choose from this listing in the CFC’s catalog to make a donation through their monthly wages. We ask you to consider making California Rangeland Trust your chosen charity!
If you are a Northern California federal employee and you want to learn more about this program or to learn how to start making your donations online through CFC please visit your regions website and remember California Rangeland Trust’s designation number 50590.
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Event & Educational Sponsorships
Support from $2,500 to $25,000 will help underwrite an event or educational session that matches your interest, such as
- The Western Affair,
- A Gather or
- A Ranch Tour and picnic to help introduce others to the Rangeland Trust.
- Contact Cecilia Tonsing at 510-444-2096 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about supporting The California Rangeland Trust as a beneficiary.
- Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
- If you include California Rangeland Trust in your plans, please let us know by getting in touch with Cecilia Tonsing.
Legal Name: California Rangeland Trust
Address: 1225 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Federal Tax ID Number: #31-1631453
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.