Other Ways to Give to The Living Desert

Making a Contribution

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

  • Donate Online - make an electronic gift by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) through our secure website.
  • Mail your gift to The Living Desert at 47900 Portola Ave. Palm Desert, CA 92260. Please make check payable to The Living Desert.
  • Call The Living Desert at (760)346-5694 ext. 2166 to make your gift by credit card or to speak with a Development Associate.

GIFT TYPES


Gifts of Cash
Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, it's no fuss, no bother. Find out how The Living Desert can put your gift to work without delay.

Matching Gifts
Matching gifts are company-donated contributions that match the contribution made by employees on a one-to-one, two-to-one, or even three-to-one basis. This program enables some donors to increase the impact of their contributions to The Living Desert.

For many donors, knowing that their gift can be doubled is a powerful incentive to give to The Living Desert annually.

Gifts of Securities
Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of a year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself.

Closely-held Stock
A donation of your closely-held stock can be a fine way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.

Wills/Bequests
Learn how to help The Living Desert by using one of the most popular and simplest ways to make a gift.

Memorials and Endowments
Discover a powerful way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one, while realizing tax benefits for your kindness.

Planned Gifts
Explore the value of charitable gifts that require a little thought, but pay off in big benefits to you, your family, and The Living Desert.

Retirement Plan Assets
Your financial future will likely revolve around your retirement plan assets. To maximize the value of a retirement account, consider making a lifetime gift of its after-tax values to a tax-exempt deferred giving plan.

Savings Bonds
Savings bonds likely the nation's most widely held appreciated asset?represent major assets that may have stopped growing and are now collecting dust, just waiting to be put to use. A tax-wise use for your appreciated savings bonds is to support a cause you care about.

Insurance
Donating your life insurance could be a way to support our work. By making The Living Desert the beneficiary of an existing policy, you make good use of your resources and expand your ability to make a significant gift.

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES


Real Estate
Using real estate, such as your house, farm, or commercial property to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive significant tax and income advantages, and make a larger charitable gift than anticipated.

Give My Home, but Live There for Life
Make a gift to The Living Desert of a remainder interest in your home, receive sizable tax benefits now and continue living in your home for the rest of your life.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
Under the right circumstances, this plan can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support.

Charitable Lead Trusts
Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs in the future.

Donor Advised Funds
Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.

For more information please contact the Office of Gift Planning at giftplanning@livingdesert.org or (760)346-5694 ext. 2160