Ways To Give - Columbia Land Trust
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We are deeply grateful to our donors and we want you to stay with us long-term. Whether you choose to give money, land, or stock, this is our pledge to you:

1) We will express sincere gratitude for your gift, no matter the size.
2) We will steward your gift as carefully as we steward our land and water.
3) We will show you how your gift is making the Northwest better.
4) We will provide you opportunities to deepen your relationship with the Northwest and with us.

Because we’re all in this together; and because land, water, and the natural world don’t just support life, they are life itself.

When you donate a gift of any size, you become a member. Membership benefits include an invitation to our annual member appreciation picnic and an automatic subscription to Fieldbook, or our magazine about the lands, wildlife, and communities of the Northwest.

Our Tax ID Number is:  94-3140861

Simply Give

Give a one-time gift, or better yet, give monthly. Whether you give once or you become an Evergreen Circle member by giving monthly, you’ll receive our Fieldbook publication, invitations to events, and first dibs on our tours and volunteer days. No matter how you choose to give, you’ll receive prompt acknowledgment and gratitude for your gift. Donate today!

Wills, Trusts, and Other Gifts

There are many ways to give to Columbia Land Trust that can deliver benefits to the Northwest and tax benefits to you. This page highlights some of the most common (and easiest) ways to join our Heritage Circle and leave a legacy for the Northwest.

If you have questions or are interested in joining our Heritage Circle today, please email or call Advancement Coordinator Jennifer Samwel at jsamwel@columbialandtrust.org and (360) 907-6612.

Corporate Opportunities

Businesses and corporations are some of our strongest allies in building thriving, nature-rich communities here in the Columbia River region. Our Corporate Sponsorships provide visibility around our marquee events, including our Wild Splendor Gala.

Donate Land

We wouldn’t be here without landowners who care about the future of the Northwest. We generally focus on conserving larger acreage wildlife habitat. However, even houses and properties that have little conservation value can be donated. (In these cases, we would then sell the property to acquire land that is valuable as habitat or that furthers our conservation goals.) Explore how your property can benefit the Northwest. Learn more about how donating land benefits you and the nature you love, and contact Conservation Director Cathy Kellon at ckellon@columbialandtrust.org to get the conversation started.

Donate Stock

It’s easy to make a gift of stock to Columbia Land Trust—and there are big benefits to you. A gift of appreciated stock allows you to make a larger contribution than a cash donation; it also helps you save on taxes. Learn more at this link and if have any questions or need additional help with your stock transfer, please contact Advancement Director Jennifer Wilkerson at jwilkerson@columbialandtrust.org.

Give from your IRA

You can support our work by designating Columbia Land Trust as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. We have a new online tool that can help you give from your IRA in ten minutes or less and works with all major IRA custodians. Learn more here. For more information on how to make gifts from your IRA, please talk with your tax consultant and reach out to jwilkerson@columbialandtrust.orgor or (909) 731-6925.

Give Through Your Workplace

Many employers offer matching programs or other incentives for charitable giving. Whether you’re an employee looking to amplify the impact of your gift or an employer looking to establish or grow your corporate giving program, we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to jsamwel@columbialandtrust.org.

You can also contribute your time, energy, and expertise as a volunteer, be it outdoors as a site steward or photographer, or inside providing valuable office support. Learn more about ways to get involved with Columbia Land Trust.