Ensure the beauty of the Bluegrass endures.
You can transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that you have owned for more than one year to Bluegrass Conservancy. The Conservancy will then sell your securities and use the proceeds the same as a cash gift. You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them. You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold.
Gifts of Property
Bluegrass Conservancy also accepts outright gifts of property or land. You may be able to take a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift and likely avoid capital gains taxes that are a potential result of selling your land yourself.
Donating a conservation easement on your land is also an option.
Learn about how to donate a conservation easement
Have questions or want to talk in person?
Contact Jessie Bessinger, (859) 255-4552 to discuss making a securities transfer or gift of real estate
Bluegrass Conservancy depends upon the support of individuals, businesses, and foundations. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All conversations are strictly confidential and we will not disclose your personal information to any other existing entity without your written permission.
Why I Care
“I will never forget the feeling after my first donated easement. I thought, ‘I have done something good for this world!’ and I wanted to spread that around.”
Marijo Foster, La Fontaine
Jessamine County, 2008 & 2015
Watch video, featuring Marijo Foster