Gifts from Your IRA Fund

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 gives those at least 70½ years of age the opportunity to make tax-free charitable gifts, including the minimum required distribution.

To make a distribution from your IRA account to IC follow these steps:

  1. Notify your plan administrator. View a sample transfer letter (.pdf).
  2. Notify Island Conservation –

For more information, contact or 831-359-4787.

We recommend that you consult your attorney or tax advisor about how tax benefits may apply to your specific situation. Please note that Island Conservation cannot render tax or legal advice and we urge you to consult with your professional advisor about your situation before making a charitable gift.

Link: How would I benefit and can it work for me? (single page as below)

How You Benefit

  • You avoid the income tax penalty on your distributions.
  • You have the satisfaction of seeing your gift immediately support critical conservation work.

Can It Work for You?

A gift through your IRA may be for you if:

  • You are over age 70½.
  • You do not need the additional income from your required minimum distributions.
  • You don’t itemize deductions or you are subject to a rule that limits your deductions.
  • You want to give more than the 60% deduction limitation.
  • You live in a state with no charitable income tax deduction.



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    Our Commitment to Our Donors

    We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other organization, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other entities.
    This policy applies to all donor information received by Island Conservation, both online and offline as well as any electronic, written, or verbal communications.

    A gift to Island Conservation in your estate plan will build a legacy and assure a future in which island species thrive. By including Island Conservation in your will, your estate may receive significant tax savings. A designated sum or a certain percentage of a residuary estate can be donated or consider making Island Conservation a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan.  If you choose to provide for Island Conservation in your estate plans, please contact the development manager at or 831-359-4787.

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    Gifts of long-term appreciated stock are an easy way to provide crucial support to Island Conservation and increase your giving. Benefits may include: income tax and capital gain tax savings. Consult your financial advisor on the potential benefits.

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    The Pension Protection Act of 2006 gives those at least 70½ years of age the opportunity to make tax-free charitable gifts, including the minimum required distribution.

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    Donating real estate to Island Conservation may give you a tax deduction on the fair market value of the real estate and help you avoid the capital gains tax you may incur if you were to sell the property.

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    Your current/former employer may double or triple your generous contribution to Island Conservation.

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    Celebrate special events or the memory of a special person in your life by making an honorary gift. Please make sure to include the honoree’s name when you make your donation.

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