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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a tax-smart way your giving can help SCA build the next generation of conservation leaders, while inspiring lifelong stewardship of the environment. The IRA charitable rollover (also called the Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) is a great way to make a tax-free gift to SCA and satisfy your required minimum distribution.