Harvard Conservation Trust

Donate: Other Ways to Give

There are many options available that make it easy for you to further land conservation efforts here in Harvard. In addition to contributing land, donating cash, or establishing a Conservation Restriction, here are some other ways to give. Let the Harvard Conservation Trust’s staff help you determine which may be right for you.

Gift and Estate Planning

If you choose to remember the Harvard Conservation Trust in your will or estate plan, please list us as:

The Harvard Conservation Trust
102 Prospect Hill Road or PO Box 31
Harvard, MA 01451

Our tax identification number is: 23-7305157

Stock and Real Estate Gifts

By donating appreciated assets, you will make a lasting contribution while receiving tax benefits such as charitable income tax deductions and capital gain tax savings. If you are interested in giving securities you may contact our broker, [name], directly at [phone]. Please also contact the office at info@harvardconservationtrust.org or 978-456-9292 to alert us of the incoming gift so we may credit the gift appropriately. In order to make the transfer you will need the following information:

Name of brokerage – [name of company]
Routing Number – [xxxx]
Account Number – [xxxxxxxxx]

For gifts of real estate, please call the Harvard Conservation Trust office at 978-456-9292.

Distributions from Retirement Plans

Because the HCT is a 501(c)(3) organization, required minimum distributions (RMDs) from an IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plan can be tax free if gifted directly to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. This distribution is known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), another format for making QCD can usually be found on the website of your retirement plan administrator. You will need the following information to make this donation:

The Harvard Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 31
Harvard, MA 01451

Tax ID Number 23-7305157

Donor Advised Funds

You can also choose to support the Harvard Conservation Trust through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) which is a type of giving program through a centralized charitable account that allows individuals, families, and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations. You will need the following information to make a donation through a DAF to the Land Trust:

Legal Name: Harvard Conservation Trust

Address: P.O. Box 31, Harvard, MA 01451

Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7305157