For more than twenty-five years, our members and supporters have provided the Keweenaw Land Trust the ability to protect and care for the special places that you love. Our work is only possible because hundreds of people give their time and financial support to make it happen.
Land and Water Giving Circle
We've established the Land and Water Giving Circle for individuals and families who would like to sustain the work that KLT does by donating to the organization at a high level for several years. By establishing this giving circle, we will develop a committed level of funding necessary for sustaining KLT over the long term, as well as recognize members like you who are providing leadership support. Learn more.
Other Ways to Give
We realize that people want to support our work in a variety of ways, which can also include gifts of land, stock, or even supplies and equipment that we use for specific projects. We’ve outlined some additional ways to provide financial support to the organization below. Beyond financial gifts, there are also many opportunities to volunteer.
Following special tax law changes made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, taxpayers can deduct their donations to the Keweenaw Land Trust even if taking the standard deduction. As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, taxpayers who take the standard deduction can take an "above-the-line" federal income tax deduction for qualified charitable contributions. For 2021 contributions, this deduction is $300 for individuals and $600 for married couples filing jointly.
Planned gifts are an inspiring way to support land conservation in the future while providing for your own and your family’s financial security at the same time. A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present but allocated at a future date, and is commonly donated through a will or trust. Planned gifts allow you to make a significant gift to the Keweenaw Land Trust, and may offer you current income or allow you to retain the asset for personal use during your life. Many types of planned gifts offer tax benefits to the donor. Please consult with your financial, legal and tax advisors before making any planned gift. If you have made a planned gift to the Keweenaw Land Trust, or intend to do so in the future, please contact us. Learn more
Keweenaw Land Trust is supported by several dedicated endowment funds. An Organizational Endowment managed by the Keweenaw Community Foundation supports general operations and ensures the long-term stability of the organization. The Land Stewardship Fund provides funds for long-term monitoring and legal fees associated with our protected lands, and the Marsin Endowment, named for donor Mary Sinish, supports the Marsin Nature Retreat Center.
If you are age 70½ or older and have an IRA, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to KLT that will lower your income taxes on your IRA withdrawals. You can avoid income taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 per year. Your taxable income will be reduced, even if you don’t itemize deductions. Please contact your IRA plan administrator to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution directly to the land trust.
Protect Your Land
You care about the future of your land, and there are a number of ways you can make sure the things you value about it will be there for generations to come. Learn more about land protection.
We are always grateful to the individuals, businesses and churches who supply us with needed items from the wish list. Please contact us to donate items or if you have questions. View the current wish list.