Other Ways to Give

There are many ways to support our work.

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Central Indiana Land Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and all gifts are tax deductible. Our Tax ID Number is 35-1816493. Any questions related to donations to the land trust can be directed to Stacy Cachules, scachules@conservingindiana.org.

Planned Giving

Want to turn your annuals into perennials? One of the best ways to create a lasting legacy is to include the Central Indiana Land Trust in your will or living trust. You will be entered into the Burr Oak Society and will be featured in our quarterly newsletters. Talk with your estate planning professional about leaving a bequest to CILTI to protect Hoosier land for generations to come.

Donate Stock

It’s easy to make a gift of stock to Central Indiana 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. Click here for information on transferring stock into CILTI’s account.

Give from your IRA

You can support our work by designating CILTI as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. IRA owners must be age 70 1/2 or older to make a tax-free charitable contribution. Those who meet the age requirement can make gifts directly from an IRA to CILTI without paying income tax on the transaction.

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, please reach out to us. Contact Andrea Groner at agroner@conservingindiana.org to find out more on making your gift go farther.

Offset your Carbon

You can help CILTI reach our million tree goal while offsetting your carbon from recent travel. Complete our carbon calculator* to see how many trees would need to be planted to offset car or air travel and help CILTI get more trees in the ground!

*All funds contributed through this calculator will be used towards CILTI’s program to plant trees, including stewardship cost and program administration.

Special Note on New Tax Benefits

The passing of the CARES Act in the wake of COVID-19 has made charitable contributions a win-win. If you make a charitable contribution in 2020 and take a standard deduction on your taxes, you are eligible for a tax deduction of up to $300. Also, the adjusted gross income limitation for individual cash charitable contributions has been eliminated for all 2020 donations.

We are so grateful for the continued support of our donors. For more on the CARES Act, visit the Treasury Department Website’s information page. Please consult your tax advisor for specific guidance.