Ways to Donate
Making a donation is a great way to help the Sourland Conservancy perform its mission, and because the Conservancy is a registered 501(c) tax exempt entity, your donation is tax-deductible as provided by law. There are a number of ways you can donate:
Become a Member
Becoming a member of the Sourland Conservancy is a fantastic way to help because it not only grows the strength of our member base but provides critical financial support to perform our mission of protecting the Sourlands. In return, members enjoy special members benefits and the fun of being in a community of like-minded, caring individuals. For more information or to obtain/ renew your membership on-line.
Make a Cash Donation
Making a cash donation is an easy and direct way to help the Conservancy. For more information or to make your donation on-line.
Donate Through a Donor-Advised Fund
Donor-advised funds are charitable giving accounts offered by a sponsoring organization that is designed as an accessible, simple and less expensive alternative to private foundations. Put your money in, let the sponsoring institution manage it and then make a donation to the cause of your choice. For more information call Sourland Conservancy trustee, Gary Johnston, at 609-452-2299.
Make a Stock Donation
Donating stock directly to charity is one of the most tax-smart ways to give to a charity. By donating stock that has appreciated for more than a year, you effectively give 20 percent more than if you sold the stock and then made a cash donation; this is because you avoid capital gains taxes. When you donate the stock directly to a charity, there is no capital gains tax to pay, plus you are still eligible to deduct the full fair-market value of the asset you donated from your income taxes, up to the overall amount allowed by the IRS. The Sourland Conservancy has established a brokerage account so that it is easy for donors to make a stock donation. Sourland Conservancy’s Brokerage Account is with Vanguard. For information on a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), please contact Vanguard’s Retirement Center at 800-205-6189. For a stock donation other than a QCD, please call Vanguard’s Personal Investment Center at 877-662-7447
Make a Bequest
Bequests are gifts that are made as part of a will or trust. Any person can make a charitable bequest to a nonprofit organization, in any amount. Charitable bequests combine philanthropy and tax benefits. For more information contact the The Sourland Conservancy at (609) 309-5155 or Info@Sourland.org.
Making a Matching Gift
Leverage your contribution to Sourland Conservancy by taking advantage of your employer’s charitable gift matching program.
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Below is an alphabetical list of companies with offices in the NJ/NY/SE PA region with employee gift matching programs that have aided local environmental groups.
ACE INAAcme/Supervalu StoresAetnaAIGAltriaAmerican ExpressAmerican Ref-Fuel
Automatic Data Processing
Bank of America
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Campbell Soup Company
Computer Associates International
Coventry Health Care
Deutsche Bank America
Dunn & Bradstreet
Educational Testing Service
Federated Department Stores
First Data Corporation
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Glaxo Smith Kline
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
IBMInsurance Services OfficeJP Morgan ChaseJohn Hancock Mutual Life Insurance
John Wiley & Sons
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Lincoln Financial Group
Master Card International
McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.
National Starch and Chemical Co.
New York Stock Exchange
Merrill Lynch & Co.
The New York Times
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Tiffany & Co.
Toa-Re Insurance Co.
Union Bank of California
Union Pacific Corporation
Washington Post Company
Donate Your Time and Talent
Another way to give donations to nonprofit organizations is to donate your time and your talent. For example, you may be able to donate services in such fields as legal, accounting, marketing, and fundraising. Contact local organizations to find out how you can help. If you are a professional who donates time to the Conservancy, it may be a write-off for your business too. For more information contact the The Sourland Conservancy at (609) 309-5155 or Info@Sourland.org.