The Season of Giving

Nov 09, 2017
The season of giving has arrived. Here are 5 ways you can support the Land Trust during this busy time of year.


November traditionally marks the start of the season of giving--a time of year to give back to the communities you cherish. There are many ways to give back that include everything from volunteering your time, donating goods, or making a cash contribution. Regardless of how you do it, we hope you will give back and that you'll include the Land Trust in your giving. Here are 5 ways you can support the Land Trust this giving season:

  1. Renew your annual support: Your annual support is what enables and sustains our work throughout the year. Large or small, your annual gift makes a big difference. Learn more about how to become a monthly donor, or renew your annual membership today.

  2. IRA Charitable Giving: If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift from your IRA without counting those gifts as part of your adjusted gross income. Charitable contributions can be made, up to a maximum of $100,000, from eligible retirement accounts including traditional Individual Retirement Accounts and Roth IRAs. Learn more about IRA charitable giving.

  3. AmazonSmile: You can give to the Land Trust when you shop on Amazon! Start via this link: smile.amazon.com. Then, choose the Land Trust as your designated beneficiary, and Amazon will donate to us each time you shop (through the AmazoneSmile link) with no extra cost to you! It's a simple and automatic way to make a local difference while you shop online. (On AmazonSmile, we are listed as Deschutes Basin Land Trust). Here's how to set it up.

  4. #GivingTuesday: Tuesday, November 28th is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that aims to inspire people to donate to their favorite nonprofit during a season that often focuses on the giving of "stuff." Learn more about Giving Tuesday.

  5. Gift membership: If you have someone on your list that already has everything, give them the gift of permanent land protection. You can donate to the Land Trust using our secure online form, selecting the "In Honor" gift option. Or, call our office and make a gift over the phone: (541) 330-0017. We will send a card to the recipient, letting them know you've made a gift in their honor.


We hope you will consider the Land Trust in your year-end giving plans, and thank you for supporting conservation in Central Oregon!