SUPPORT GREAT POND MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION TRUST
Help preserve 5,000 acres of mountains, woods, and water managed for wildlife habitat, sustainable forestry, and community trails.
Donations support our annual operations, from trail maintenance and habitat management to newsletters and administration. Donors receive our newsletter The MountainEar and an invitation to attend our annual meeting, where we vote on the business of the organization. Donate online now!
Recurring gifts are a safe and easy way to make a big impact. Donate online via PayPal or Stripe, or use your bank’s automatic bill paying service
Gifts in honor of others: memorials + tributes
Consider giving the gift of GPMCT support to honor a friend or loved one. You’ll help introduce friends and family to the Trust and help preserve and protect open, accessible land in Hancock County, ME. When you give online, just note whether it’s a memorial or tribute. We’ll send a note to let the designee or family know of your thoughtful gesture.
Your gift to our General Endowment or our Wildlands Stewardship Reserve will help us pay expenses far into the future, and meet our stewardship responsibilities. Make your endowment or stewardship gift here (use the “note” field to add instructions) or send us a check, and be sure to note what it’s for.
Gifts of securities
Giving appreciated securities may provide a tax advantage (be sure to consult your tax advisor). Please call the office or email for instructions.
Gifts from tax-deferred retirement accounts
If you are required to take minimum distributions (RMDs) from your tax-deferred retirement accounts, the additional income may push you into a higher tax bracket and reduce your eligibility for certain tax credits and deductions. To eliminate or reduce the impact of RMD income, investors may want to consider making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). A QCD is a direct transfer from an IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your RMD for the year, up to $100,000, and can also be excluded from your taxable income. This is not the case with a regular withdrawal from an IRA, even if you use the money to make a charitable contribution later on. In this scenario, the funds would be counted as taxable income even if you later offset that income with the charitable contribution deduction. For more information, see the QCD provision in the Internal Revenue Code or speak to your IRA custodian.
Make a legacy gift
Please consider naming GPMCT in your will – and there are many other ways that supporting our work can figure into your estate planning, possibly creating a tax advantage for you. Please contact the office to discuss your plans, and consult your own attorney or financial advisor before making these important decisions.
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as described in IRS code.