Native Plant Trust

Ways to Give

Choose the Option that Suits You Best

Stock, IRA Charitable Distributions, Donor Advised Funds, Cryptocurrency, and Life Income Gifts

Our Philanthropy staff is available to help you think through all giving options and will work with you and your financial advisors to make your charitable vision a reality. Contact us at

We have partnered with FreeWill, an organization that provides nonprofit organizations and their supporters with a range of options that make giving as easy as possible. There is no charge to donors for using these services. Watch FreeWill's video to learn more, and see the boxes below to choose the best giving options for you.

Two Ways to Donate Stock

Meet your giving goals, enjoy potential tax benefits, and contribute to the change you want to see.

Donating stock may allow you to avoid capital gains tax and take a charitable deduction for the full value of the asset. To donate stock to Native Plant Trust's brokerage account at Vanguard, please follow these instructions.

FreeWill also provides a secure stock donation tool, linked below, to make giving easier than ever. Please note: When you donate stock through FreeWill, please use the link below so we can track your gift and give you the recognition you deserve. Your charitable receipt will come from FreeWill.

Donate stock via FreeWill.

Make an Impact by Giving from Your IRA

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) offer savvy ways for individuals age 70½ or older to make charitable gifts.

If you are 70½ or older, making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your individual retirement account may reduce your taxable income. And for those over 73 who must take a required minimum distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it. Just call your IRA account manager to arrange a charitable distribution, or use FreeWill's secure online form below. It only takes a few minutes and will auto-complete your paperwork for you. All you have to do is print, sign, and mail!

Please note: When you make a QCD or RMD donation through FreeWill, please use the link below so we can track your gift and give you the recognition you deserve. Your charitable receipt will come from FreeWill.

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Easily Make a Grant from your Donor Advised Fund

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations.

Many DAFs have online options to make charitable grants. In addition, FreeWill offers a secure link that works with many of the leading financial institutions and integrates with your DAF account automatically. By using the link below, you can:

● Recommend how you’d like your grant to be allocated

● Communicate your wishes to Native Plant Trust

● Share the details of your grant

● Make your grant recommendation

This tool is powered by FreeWill and Chariot. To make sure your intended donation is accurately recorded, FreeWill will share the name, phone number, email, address, and grant information that you enter with Native Plant Trust.

Give from my DAF via FreeWill

We now accept Cryptocurrency donations!

This gives you another way to conserve native plants, and it can provide you with extra tax benefits.

By special arrangement with FreeWill, you can now make donations of Ethereum, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies to benefit Native Plant Trust. Your crypto gift will be received and sold by FreeWill, and the proceeds sent to Native Plant Trust to support the project of your choice.

Give Cryptocurrency now via FreeWill

“Think of giving not as a duty, but as a privilege.”

—John D. Rockefeller Jr.

More Ideas

Considering a bequest, a charitable annuity gift, or another planned giving tool? Please click below for details.

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Long-term practicality with benefits today and tomorrow: Charitable remainder trusts allow you to claim a charitable deduction in the year the gift is made, provide an income stream for yourself or someone you designate, remove assets from your taxable estate, and ultimately leave a significant gift to Native Plant Trust. Click the button to learn more.

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Charitable Gift Annuities and Deferred Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities are among the most popular planned gifts and have been around for more than 100 years. This is a wonderful way to support Native Plant Trust’s mission while receiving tax benefits and annual tax-free income payments for yourself or a loved one. Click below to get more information.

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