Tax Favorable Gifts

You can make a impactful gift to Sierra Harvest that can also reduce your taxable income. Here are three opportunities to consider:

1. Make a Stock Donation

If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to leave your legacy, consider a gift of appreciated stock. Talk to your financial advisor for more details and download these instructions.

2. Donate from your IRA (QCD)

If you are 70 1/2 years or older, a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA is a tax smart way to give. You can reduce your taxable income on gifts up to $100,000 and it may satisfy your required minimum distribution for the year.  Contact your IRA plan administrator and download this sample request form.

3. Donate a Vehicle

Donate a vehicle to Sierra Harvest and use it to create more access to fresh, local food! You can donate a car, truck, motorcycle, boat or RV, regardless of its repair status.  Just visit the CARS website and you will be walked through the process. Vehicle pick up is free, and you will receive a donation receipt for tax-purposes.   If you’d like to talk to someone directly about how the program works, call 855-500-7433.

4. Give Through Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving tool that allows you to contribute cash and other assets into an investment account that grows tax-free. You can get an immediate tax deduction for your contribution, and choose to make direct gifts to organizations like Sierra Harvest over time. Talk to your financial advisor for more details, and share this sample request form. If you already have a DAF with Schwab Charitable, Fidelity Charitable or BNY Mellon, you can use the giving widget below.

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Our Executive Director, Aimee Retzler, is happy to discuss these and other giving opportunities with you.  Contact Aimee via email or phone at 530.265.2343

Legal Name: Sierra Harvest
Address: 313 Railroad Ave, Suite 201 | Nevada City, CA 95959
EIN/tax ID number: 90-1026798

We are happy to provide you with information to use with your professional or legal tax advisors. The information provided on this page is for general information only and we recommend that you consult a tax advisor when planning charitable gifts.