Your contribution helps California FarmLink support the prosperity of farmers, ranchers, and fishers through education, loans, and access to land. The pandemic brought unprecedented challenges impacting underserved people and communities of color. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Gifts of Publicly Traded Stock
Giving stock is easy and there are distinct advantages such as potentially avoiding capital gains taxes. We encourage you to consider a gift of appreciated stock.
Share the following information regarding our brokerage account for your financial adviser to arrange your gift: 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 and return it to us. This may allow you to make a significant gift, often at a lower cost to you than donating cash.
Email or call with questions and do let us know about your stock transfer.
Nearly 2 million people have donor-advised funds (DAFs) at community foundations and charitable financial institutions. DAFs can be a strategic, tax-wise solution for people who want or need to direct resources to charity in a timely manner, and then distribute donations to nonprofits over time. California FarmLink welcomes DAF gifts. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use this widget to make a gift if you have a DAF at Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, or the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund®. Thank you.
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 the distribution bypassing your tax return, this approach can be a tax-wise method for charitable giving.
Email us to learn more.
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.
Find out if your employer provides a match. If yes, contact us.
Significant gifts to California FarmLink can be arranged in families’ estate plans, such as a bequest in your will or living trust. Legacy giving enables you to make a significant, lasting gift. It may also generate current income (or retirement income), reduce your tax obligation, or allow you to retain use of the asset during your lifetime.
Consider a gift of land. We have designed the Land and Legacy Stewardship Fund to enable underserved farmers to access land gifted to FarmLink. There are many ways to sustain your legacy by making an outright gift of land, arranging a tax-wise “bargain sale” of land, or arranging a gift of land in your estate plan.
Email us or call (831) 425-0303 x7019.
Other Ways to Contribute
Do you want to help support local healthy food systems by growing successful farm and fishing businesses? Does your community have a need that we can help to address? We invite you to propose a partnership or volunteer assignment with California FarmLink. Please contact us by sending an email with the link below. We look forward to connecting with you. Thank you.
Email us to explain how you can help to advance our work or how we might serve your community. Please understand it may take a few days for us to return your message.
Do you see novel solutions and impact in our work? Private foundations, donor-advised funds, and other grantors: Consider supporting our programs and initiatives. You can help create equity and opportunity for the farmers and fishers who are a vital part of healthy local food systems. We have more than 20 years of experience partnering with a wide variety of funders to make a difference.
Reach out to learn about the impacts you can make possible with grant support for California FarmLink.
We all have a stake in the future of food and farming systems. Illustrate your company’s support for our work by making a sponsorship gift. We invite you to support our business education courses for people who sustain local, sustainable food systems: farmers, ranchers and fishers. Your sponsorship enables California FarmLink to produce affordable yet highly specialized business education courses. Our course graduates remain in our network for years thanks to incentives like free one-on-one technical assistance and advanced workshops exclusively for alumni.
Would your company like to support our educational courses for people behind the local, sustainable food systems we all value? To inquire about the benefits of sponsoring California FarmLink, send an email or call (831) 425-0303 x7019. Thank you.
Not sure where to begin?
Here are some terms to help you understand all the ways that people can support our work.
Also known as “general support,” these grants help incubate new programs or support our policy analysis and education.
Grants can be designed to support specific programs and initiatives, with regular progress reports, as required.
Truly important support comes from donations, large and small, that provide the flexibility needed for innovation and policy advocacy.
Public agencies award contracts on a competitive basis to support specific programs, with invoicing usually required to receive funds
Other nonprofits sometimes ask us to help advance their work. We consider subcontracts that enable us to provide specific services.
This is a process of making a significant charitable gift, during a lifetime or upon death, which can include a wide variety of tax-wise strategies.
Gifts of Real Estate
Farms, ranches, and other real estate are profound contributions. We can work with donors to honor a variety of goals for the gift.
We arrange annual sponsorships to feature and celebrate various businesses' support for our resilience education courses.