Ways to Donate

Introduction

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. For more information contact the The Sourland Conservancy at (609) 309-5155 or Info@Sourland.org.

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.

+Click to View Employers Who Match Donations

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

Aqua

AT&T

Automatic Data Processing

Aventis

AXA

Ayco

Bank of America

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

Bankers Trust

Becton Dickinson

Boeing

BP/ARCO

Bristol-Myers Squibb

CA Technologies

Campbell Soup Company

Cigna

Charles Schwab

Chubb Corporation

Citicorp

Clariant

CNA

Computer Associates International

Coventry Health Care

CPC International

Datascope Corporation

Deutsche Bank America

Dunn & Bradstreet

Educational Testing Service

Equitable

ExxonMobil

FBD Consulting

Federated Department Stores

First Data Corporation

FleetBoston Financial

Gannett

General Electric

General/Re

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Glaxo Smith Kline

Glenmede Corporation

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Google

Hoeschst Celanese

Honeywell

Household International

HSBC

IBMInsurance Services OfficeJP Morgan ChaseJohn Hancock Mutual Life Insurance

John Wiley & Sons

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Kraft Foods

Lincoln Financial Group

Liz Claiborne

Lockheed Martin

Macy’s

Master Card International

McGraw Hill

McMaster-Carr Supply Co.

Mercedes-Benz USA

Merck

Moody’s

Morgan Stanley

National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.

National Starch and Chemical Co.

New York Stock Exchange

Merrill Lynch & Co.

NCR

The New York Times

Oracle Corporation

Organon

Pfizer

Philip Morris

Pittway

PPG Industries

Prudential

Qualcomm

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Roche Diagnostics

Schering-Plough

Sunguard

Sunoco

Telcordia Technologies

Tiffany & Co.

Time Warner

Toa-Re Insurance Co.

Tyco

UBS/Paine Webber

Unilever

Union Bank of California

Union Pacific Corporation

UPS

Vanguard

Verizon

Walmart

Washington Post Company

ZAIS Group

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.