Ways to Give

Giving Options

Gifts by Will or Trust

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals, maintain control of your assets, and benefit SCA.

Naming Us in Your Assets

While you may transfer many of your assets through your will or living trust, a document called a beneficiary designation controls distribution of your retirement plans, life insurance policies, commercial annuities and a variety of financial accounts.

Life Income Gifts

Planned giving is a great way to support SCA while generating income for yourself and your family. Learn about the gifts that allow you to give to SCA while generating income for yourself and your family.

Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

Make a substantial gift to The Student Conservation Association in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.

Charitable Lead Unitrust

Make a substantial gift to The Student Conservation Association in the form of variable annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.

Retained Life Estates

Donate your home, farm or a second home to SCA and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live in your home for the rest of your life. If you itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard deduction you could save significant income taxes. If you cannot use your entire deduction in the year of your gift, you may carry forward all unused deduction for up to five additional years if you are able to itemize in each of those years.

Bargain Sale

Receive immediate cash and make a gift to The Student Conservation Association by selling to us a valuable asset, such as real estate, for less than it is worth.

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making your charitable giving easier for years to come. Might a donor-advised fund be right for you? Here’s how it works.