Your contribution or investment helps California FarmLink invest in the prosperity of farmers and ranchers through education, loans and access to land. COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes impacting farmers and FarmLink is providing emergency loans and helping farmers establish secure land tenure. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Please consider giving to support our work. Thank you.
Significant gifts to FarmLink can be arranged in families’ estate plans, such as a bequest included your will or living trust. Legacy giving allows you to make a significant, lasting gift. It may also generate current or retirement income, reduce your tax obligation, or allow you to retain use of the asset during your life.
To support land access for the next generation, FarmLink has designed the Land and Legacy Stewardship Fund to enable beginning farmers to access land assets gifted to FarmLink. There are many ways to sustain your legacy with an outright gift of land, making a “bargain sale” of land, or establishing a gift agreement that may include a conservation easement. Call Gary Peterson at (831) 425-0303 ext 7019 to learn more about tax-wise options for legacy giving.
Gifts of Publicly Traded Stock
Giving stock is easy and there are distinct advantages such as avoiding exposure to capital gains taxes. We encourage you to share the following information regarding FarmLink’s brokerage account with your financial adviser: LPL Financial LLC | DTC number: 0075 | Account name: California FarmLink, A non-profit corporation. | Account number: 6272-8467
Or use this Gifts of Stock Form. This can allow you to make a significant gift at lower cost to you than donating cash. Please call anytime with questions and do let us know about your stock transfer.
IRA Charitable Rollover
If you have a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) and you are over age 70½, you are subject to what the IRS calls a “required minimum distribution” from your IRA. As an alternative to receiving the taxable income, you can make an annual contribution of up to $100,000 directly from the IRA to nonprofit organizations like California FarmLink. As a result of distribution bypassing your tax return, this approach can be a tax-wise method of charitable giving. To learn more, call Gary Peterson at (831) 425-0303 ext 7019.
Many companies have matching gift programs in which the employer matches an employee’s charitable gift. Use your employer’s matching gift form to leverage your giving to FarmLink.
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