Oxalis and moss - Elochoman River. Photo by Doug Gorsline

If you’re 70½ or older, you may be able to make a tax-free distribution from your IRA to Columbia Land Trust. Your gift can be used to satisfy your required minimum distribution.

How it works: You can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA to Columbia Land Trust without paying any federal income tax. Your gift can be made simply by notifying your IRA plan custodian of your intent to make a Qualified Charitable Donation to Columbia Land Trust. The distributions are transferred directly to Columbia Land Trust and are not subject to Federal Income Taxes.

If you’re under the age of 70½, you can use your IRA to support our work by making a withdrawal and donating the proceeds after taxes.

Whatever your age, you can support our work by designating Columbia Land Trust as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.

For more information on how to make gifts from your IRA please talk with your tax consultant and contact Keith Daly, Advancement Director at (360) 213-1203 or by email at kdaly@columbialandtrust.org