Donate - Help Fund Our Future
The Kent Land Trust relies on the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations. All contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. KLT is a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization; our federal tax ID is 06-1257251. Please help us in our work to protect and take care of Kent's beauty and resources, for this and all future generations.
Donations can be made by clicking the "Donate" button below, or by mailing a check to the address printed below. Please call us if we may be of assistance.
Gifts of Cash
Gifts of cash include personal checks, money orders, credit cards, bank drafts, and electronics funds transfer. Gifts may be made in any amount as a one-time gift or can be paid in monthly or quarterly installments, or as a pledge that can be paid in monthly or quarterly installments, or as a pledge that can be paid over several years. You can designate your contribution for specific projects, as a memorial or honorarium for someone special, or to be used where it’s needed most. To make special arrangements for periodic donations, please contact our office at 860.488.9185
Consider making a donation to KLT in honor of family and friends to acknowledge their special day or accomplishment, such as a birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation, marriage or other significant milestone. You will receive a receipt for your donation and your friends will receive a personal card telling them that you have made this thoughtful gift in their name.
Gifts of Land or Easements
Gifts of land are some of the most generous legacies a landowner can make to future generations. A gift of land or conservation easement may provide substantial income tax deductions and estate tax benefits. There are many options available to landowners. If you are interested in finding out more about how to best achieve your conservation vision, please call us directly at 860.488.9185.
Memorial gifts are a poignant way to honor the passing of a loved one. Making a gift in memory of someone special, or choosing KLT to be the recipient of memorial gifts, is a meaningful way to commemorate someone’s life. We will send a card with your name and address to any individuals you would like to be notified of your thoughtful gesture.
Are you thinking of selling or trading in that old truck, car, boat, or RV? Why not donate it instead? Donations of this kind are another way you can help support our work. Your vehicle will be used or sold to help in our activities. You may be eligible to deduct the fair market value of your vehicle on your itemized federal tax return.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets
Donating appreciated assets, often common stock or mutual fund shares, provides you with significant tax advantages by avoiding capital gains tax on the sale of the appreciated securities, while allowing you to receive a tax deduction for the full current value of donated securities. Some donors consider this method as the most effective way to maximize giving while receiving the largest charitable deduction.
A planned gift can be as simple as including KLT in your will or naming it as a beneficiary of an insurance policy, retirement plan, or certificate of deposit. Regardless of the kind of planned gift you choose, you will direct your dollars to conservation (not taxes), help simplify your estate plans, and perhaps increase your income.