Because of other funding sources, the Minnesota Land Trust is able to leverage every individual dollar donated into nine times the funding. It is simply the best investment for conservation that you can make! Don’t forget to ask your employer about available workplace giving and employer match programs!
Give an Individual Gift Today
Make a donation online instantly with a credit card or bank account.
As a 501(c)3 public charity your gift is tax-deductible as allowable by law. Our Federal Tax ID (EIN): 41-1713652. Your information is secure with us. We do not sell, trade, or share your information. Don’t want to give online? No problem. Mail a check to the Minnesota Land Trust:
Minnesota Land Trust
2356 University Ave. W. #240
Saint Paul, MN 55114
We also welcome gifts via your donor advised fund.
Give a gift in honor or memory of a loved one or in lieu of a gift for a special event, like an anniversary, wedding, or birthday. Become a partner in our common purpose to preserve and restore the Minnesota places we cherish for generations to come.
Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Fund Shares
The Minnesota Land Trust accepts gifts of stock to further our mission. When you transfer stock to the Land Trust, it is sold to provide funding for our work across the state. Most people give shares in public companies which makes it easy to see what the gift is valued at, if stocks have appreciated and by how much. You can also gift a portion of a mutual fund or ETF.
Because you won’t pay capital gains taxes on donated stock that has appreciated in value and you can write off the gift as a charitable donation on your taxes, donating gifts of stock can be a smart way to support the causes you care about.
If you have questions or wish to discuss your options, please contact us to learn more. Ready to give? Please notify the Minnesota Land Trust of your gift of stock so we can attribute the gift and provide a tax receipt.
Birthday, Special Event Fundraisers & Charitable Wedding Registry
Turn your birthday or retirement into an opportunity to raise funds for Minnesota conservation and restoration through Facebook and Instagram fundraisers (meta pay). On Facebook, go to our Fundraisers page and click or tap the raise money link. On the Instagram app., before publishing a new post, tap the Raise money option and then select Create fundraiser.
For your wedding, allow the Minnesota Land Trust to create a customized landing page for your special day and facilitate the gift giving, as well as thank your guests for their generosity. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Include the Minnesota Land Trust in your estate plans and create a legacy of conservation to help protect our precious outdoor spaces for generations to come. Learn more about your options for planned giving.
Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
A donor advised fund is an account owned and administered by a public charity (called “the sponsoring organization”) to which a donor makes charitable contributions. The donor can then recommend grants from the fund to the Minnesota Land Trust.
Additionally, naming the Minnesota Land Trust as a beneficiary on your DAF or creating a succession plan that includes the Minnesota Land Trust allows you to pass on remaining funds in your account to a cause you care about.
Recommend a grant from your fund to the Minnesota Land Trust today!
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)
Qualified Charitable Distributions are a powerful way to make a positive impact through your giving. When you choose to make a QCD, you’re not only supporting our mission but also gaining valuable tax benefits. By directing funds directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to the Land Trust, you can reduce your taxable income, help meet your required minimum distribution, and fulfill your charitable goals simultaneously! Your QCD not only supports our vital work but also demonstrates your commitment to creating a better world. Explore the benefits of QCDs with your financial advisor and join us in making a lasting impact.
Gifts of Land
The Minnesota Land Trust can accept gifts of real estate subject to the Land Trust’s Gift Acceptance policy.
Typically, the Land Trust does not retain property for the long term, but will sell the land and use those funds to further the mission of the organization.
Please contact us to discuss next steps.