Other ways to give

Other ways to give

Donate From Your IRA

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

The IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution allows IRA owners age 70 ½ or older to make an outright gift of as much as $100,000 annually to charity from their traditional or inherited IRA. The withdrawal amount may count toward a donor’s required minimum distribution (RMD). Although the required minimum distribution is not required until age 73, a Qualified Charitable Distribution can be particularly beneficial for donors who do not itemize and instead file the standard deduction. IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions must be made directly from the donor’s IRA to a qualified public charity — such as Audubon Canyon Ranch — and completed by December 31st of a given tax year. 

IRA Legacy Gifts  

Distributions from IRAs, 401(k)s and other tax-deferred plans are taxed differently than other assets and may carry significant tax liability when inherited by heirs. Leaving a percentage of your IRA or other tax-deferred savings plan to an organization and other less tax-vulnerable assets to loved ones can reduce this liability for your heirs. And, as retirement plan assets pass tax-free, 100 percent of your gift will benefit the organization’s mission.

A “Legacy” IRA

Thanks to the passage of the SECURE ACT 2.0, many IRA owners can now boost their retirement income by making a distribution of up to $50,000 to create a charitable gift annuity. Unlike typical IRA withdrawals, this one-time, lifetime distribution to fund a charitable gift annuity is tax-free and can satisfy all or part of a donor’s required minimum distribution. A charitable gift annuity provides lifetime income through fixed payments at an attractive rate to one or two income beneficiaries. By naming an organization you believe in – such as Audubon Canyon Ranch — as the beneficiary of your gift annuity, you can sustain their mission for years to come.

Please use this sample letter to send to your IRA custodian.

Questions? Contact the Development Department at [email protected].

Donate through your Donor Advised Fund

Audubon Canyon Ranch gratefully accepts donations through donor advised funds. Supporters can direct fund advisors to send donations to the address listed below or contact the Development team for further information.

Give a Gift of Stock

By giving appreciated property like stocks or bonds, donors may be able to avoid capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gift.

If you wish to donate stock, please:

  • Notify your broker that you are making a charitable gift of stock to Audubon Canyon Ranch.
  • Instruct your broker to transfer the stock into ACR’s account at Morgan Stanley:
    Morgan Stanley
    DTC: 0015
    FBO: Audubon Canyon Ranch
    Account #: 122-056143
  • Inform the ACR Development team. Notifying us enables us to track the stock transfer and acknowledge your gift promptly.
  • If we can assist you, contact the ACR Development team at 415.868.9244 ext. 119.

Donate Your Car

Thinking of donating an unwanted car, truck or RV? Cash from vehicle donations is a creative way to support the programs and preserves of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Click here for more information.

Other ways to help

For information on event sponsorship opportunities, wish list fulfillment, gifts-in-kind, memorial gifts, gifts to the endowment, and other ways to contribute to ACR, please contact the ACR Development Department at 415.868.9244 ext. 119.

Mailing address

Development Department
Audubon Canyon Ranch
PO Box 577
Stinson Beach, CA 94970