Nature is dynamic. So are the ways you can support it.
Are you preparing to file your taxes, or doing some financial spring cleaning? Why not take the opportunity to learn about the creative ways you can support nature and potentially give yourself a financial boost at the same time.
Qualified Charitable Distributions from your IRA
Looking to save on your taxes while making a powerful impact on wildlife? If you are 70 ½ or older and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you are eligible to make a tax-free gift from your IRA to WWF. These gifts, called Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs – also known as an IRA Charitable Rollover), can be made whether or not you itemize your deductions on your tax return.
Charitable Gift Annuity
When you use cash or other assets to establish a charitable gift annuity at WWF, you’ll receive secure, fixed payments for life for you and/or someone you choose – and you’ll also receive tax benefits. After your lifetime(s), the remaining balance will help reduce the most pressing threats to life on Earth.
A Gift of Stock
If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to meet the needs of both people and nature, consider a gift of stock. When you give appreciated stock that you’ve owned for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction when you itemize.