Memorial Gifts – A memorial gift provides a thoughtful way to honor a loved one. Gifts can be dedicated to the memory of, or in honor of a special person.

In-Kind Gifts – Gifts can also be made of goods or services or real estate. Each of the conservation easements held by the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust has a donated component; with the majority of the easements we hold donated outright. Or, perhaps you have a house, condo, or land you no longer need.  Gifts of fee-title real estate can be donated to support our conservation work.

Gifts from Retirement Plans– Retirement plan assets can be a practical source from which to make gifts.  Many tax and financial advisors suggest using these funds to make charitable gifts because amounts withdrawn from retirement accounts can be taxable to you and to your heirs if left to them.  Giving in this way may result in little or no tax impact when you report the amount withdrawn along with an offsetting charitable deduction.

Securities– Giving securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds) can bring additional tax savings.  Such gifts are generally deductible for income tax purposes at their full current value if they have been owed for longer than one year.  They can be used to offset tax on your adjusted gross income.  If you have investments that are upside down, consider selling them and using the cash proceeds to make a charitable gift.  This creates a loss you may be able to deduct from your taxable income as well as a deduction for the amount of the cash contribution.  The combined deductions for the gift and the loss may total more than the current value of the investment.

Amazon Smile– Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same products, prices and service.