Donate Money or Land

Since 1969, the Putnam County Land Trust has been committed to preserving and protecting Putnam County’s natural character, to providing recreational opportunities for fun and health and to educating and advocating appreciation and responsibility for Putnam County’s life sustaining natural resources. PCLT does this through ownership and maintenance of its trails allowing public access to its properties; and through hikes, lectures and programs on its preserves.

If you share this vision, you can make the conservation of Putnam County’s exceptionally scenic landscapes and rich ecological resources a vital part of your own legacy by making a gift to PCLT.
PCLT strongly recommends that you consult with your attorney, accountant and/or financial advisor in evaluating which options might be appropriate for you and in implementing a planned gift.

Type of Gift


Conservation Benefit

Possible Benefits to the Donor

Cash Gifts Outright Donation Gift is immediately available to support PCLT’s ongoing work and activities Income tax deduction and potential offset in capital gains tax
Tangible Personal Property Gift of personal property such as automobiles and jewelry or other valuable items Proceeds from sale of personal property benefit PCLT’s maintenance and trail programs Full value of items can be deducted from Donor’s taxable income
Marketable Securities Gifts of securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares Proceeds from sale of securities benefit PCLT’s programs including land protection and trail maintenance Tax deduction is based on the mean between the lowest and the highest share price on the day of the transfer
Charitable IRA Rollover Individuals who are at least 70-1/2 years of age may transfer up to $100,000 from a traditional or Roth IRA to a 501(c)3 public charity Funds assist PCLT with meeting its conservation and programmatic priorities. In December of  2012, Congress extended tax-free distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts for charitable contribution through 2013.  Annual tax-free distributions to a charity from an IRA, up to $100,000 per taxpayer are allowed.