Ways to Give
One of our favorite gifts is a new member. Join the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy.
Gifts of Cash
Membership does not require a donation. However, if you wish to financially support the work of the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy, this substantially helps us achieve our goals. You may choose an outright gift or pledge that can be paid over several years. Contributions of cash are tax deductible.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets
You can contribute stocks, mutual funds or land. Any appreciated asset donated to the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy may provide various tax benefits to the donor.
Gifts of Land
The Lake Fork Valley Conservancy can take land donations that meet certain criteria:
those with valuable environmental or aesthetic values which we will preserve in perpetuity and those which we can sell or trade, the proceeds of which can help protect critical open space or support restoration projects. Gifts of land may provide various tax benefits to the
Gifts of Conservation Easements
If you own land with preservation values, consider granting a conservation easement. LFVC works with Colorado Open Lands, a statewide land trust, that holds these easements in perpetuity. When you give a conservation easement, you agree to limit development on your land while retaining most of the benefits of land ownership including the right to sell your land or pass it to family members through inheritance. In many cases, granting a conservation easement can potentially reduce the assessed value of your land and result in significant property tax savings. Donations of conservation easements may also provide both income and estate tax benefits to the donor.
If you own land that may be of interest, the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy can help find potential conservation buyers of your property but at less than its appraised value. The difference between the purchase price and the appraised value may quality as a tax deductible charitable contribution if the purchaser places a conservation easement on this property with a bonafide land trust.
As always, you should consult your tax adviser regarding the benefits of various forms of gifting.
Stonefly - $15
Mayfly - $25
Brook Trout - $50
Brown Trout - $100
Rainbow Trout - $500
Cutthroat Trout - $1000
Lake Fork Valley Conservancy is 501(c)3 non-profit, so your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Donations can be sent directly to:
P.O. Box 123
Lake City, CO 81235
Or made right here. Just click the "donate" button above to be directed to our safe online payment site.