The Season of Giving

Dec 23, 2019
The season of giving is here. Here are a variety of ways that you can support the Land Trust.

November and December are traditionally considered the season of giving--a time of year to give back to the communities you cherish. There are many ways to give back, including volunteering your time, donating goods, or making a financial gift. Regardless of how you do it, we hope you will include the Land Trust in your giving. Here are a variety of ways you can support the Land Trust during the giving season:

  1. Make a Financial Gift. Your annual support is what makes our work possible. Large or small, your gift makes a difference. Learn more about how to become a monthly donor, make a donation online, or mail a check to us at 210 NW Irving Ave. Suite 102 Bend, OR 97702.
  2. Donate Through Patagonia Action Works. Thank you! Patagonia's Gift of Giving campaign is finished. Your support made this a great success--find out more here.

  3. Create a Fundraiser on Facebook for the Land Trust. Facebook makes it easy for you to raise money in support of the Deschutes Land Trust! Click the Create tab at the top of the page, select Fundraiser and then Nonprofit, choose who you would like to support (That's us! Deschutes Land Trust), and how much you'd like to raise. Then share with friends on Facebook! People can donate to your fundraiser in just a few clicks without leaving Facebook. It's that easy!

  4. Consider 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.

  5. Support Local Businesses that Support the Land Trust. We encourage you to support the local businesses that support the Land Trust! Contributing to our sense of community (and protection of land), these businesses deserve a round of applause. Find out more

  6. Use AmazonSmile to Support the Land Trust. You can give to the Land Trust when you shop on Amazon! Start via this link: 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 when you need to shop online. (On AmazonSmile, we are listed as Deschutes Basin Land Trust). Here's how to set it up.

  7. Make a Stock Gift. Many people prefer to contribute stock to the Land Trust. By giving appreciated property (for example, stocks or bonds), you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation, receive a tax deduction on the full value of the gift, and support the Land Trust at the same time! Find out how to make a stock transfer to the Land Trust.

  8. Give a Loved One a Gift Membership. If you have someone on your list that already has everything (or doesn't want everything), give them the gift of land protected forever. You can donate to the Land Trust using our secure online donation 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.

Thank you for supporting land conservation in Central Oregon!


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