Gift of Cash

A cash gift is the easiest way to support our tree planting and conservation work. Cash gifts can fund a specific opportunity of your choosing or provide unrestricted support for vital tree planting projects across the country and around the world. You can also receive a full charitable deduction while applying your donation against a larger portion of your taxable income.

If you would like your gift directed towards a specific program or project, please
contact us.

Gift Of Appreciated Securities

Donating stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares is a smart and simple way to support tree planting at home and around the world. This option allows you to deduct your gift as a charitable donation and potentially avoid capital gains tax. After donating, the Arbor Day Foundation will sell the securities and work with you directly to fund the most critical tree planting and conservation projects of your choosing.

To learn more about this option, please contact us.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity through the Arbor Day Foundation is a gift that gives back. It can provide you and/or another beneficiary with stable income for life, and you may also receive an immediate income tax deduction. The impact of the trees you plant will extend beyond your lifetime, creating cleaner water and air, bringing life to our nation’s forests, and helping inspire a future generation of tree planters.

To learn more about this option, please contact us.

Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

Money from an individual retirement account can be donated to the Arbor Day Foundation, supporting trees, wildlife, and the environment. If you’re required to take minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRA, you can avoid paying taxes on them by donating that money to our cause.

IRAs are also great ways to make contributions as part of an estate plan. Leaving an IRA to heirs means they will pay the account’s taxes. However, by including life insurance as part of your estate plans, your heirs can receive more money while reducing their tax liability, and you can leave a more significant gift in your estate.

To learn more about this option, please contact us.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds allow you to secure a charitable deduction now and designate the beneficiaries later. If you have a donor-advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can make your grant recommendation to the Arbor Day Foundation through our DAF Direct online form. If your donor-advised fund is not listed, please get in touch with your adviser at your sponsoring organization to make your recommendation.

If you do not wish to make your grant recommendation via DAF Direct, please direct your sponsoring organization to make checks payable to the Arbor Day Foundation.

To learn more about this option, please contact us.

Gift of Land

Farms, ranches, and rural properties often carry a great deal of meaning for families. You can ensure your legacy lives on, and that your land is cared for and protected, by donating it to the Arbor Day Foundation.

Your gift can ensure your land endures beyond your lifetime through the creation of a property conservation plan. It can also help fund critical tree planting projects. As an added benefit, donating all or portions of land may reduce your capital gains tax and provide an income tax deduction.

To give land, you can make an outright donation or retain a “lifetime estate” that produces annual rental income.

Download the Land as Your Legacy PDF for more details on this option. To learn more, please contact us.