Make a gift of stocks to the League and you may enjoy two major tax benefits while preserving places of serenity and majesty. You can also make a gift from your IRA or Donor Advised Fund.

Donate Stock

How to Make a Gift

Please follow these instructions. Donors will receive a formal acknowledgment and tax substantiation.

1.  Please call Deborah White, Director of Gift Planning, at (415) 820-5828, or email [email protected], or mail a letter to Save the Redwoods League, 111 Sutter Street, 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, and provide the following:

  • Name of donor, address and telephone number
  • Name of stock or mutual fund and number of shares
  • Anticipated date of transfer
  • Restrictions on the purpose of the gift, if any
  • Special instructions, if any

2.  For your DTC-eligible gift (domestic stock, bonds, ETFs, index funds) to be delivered into our account, please provide your broker with our account information:

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
DTC Participant Number 0902
Credit Account Number – P72500
FFC Account Number – B96417005

For all other security types (mutual funds, international securities and currencies, etc.), or any questions about stock donations, please contact Deborah White directly at 415-820-5828 or email [email protected].

Save the Redwoods League recommends consulting an attorney when preparing legal documents.

LEGAL AND TAX ADVICE: Save the Redwoods League cannot render tax or legal advice, and this information is not intended as such. We recommend that you work with qualified financial and legal advisors.

The Federal Tax ID number for Save the Redwoods League is 94-0843915.

Donate Through a Donor Advised Fund

What is a donor advised fund?

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAF’s are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

For questions about making a donation through a DAF, please call Deborah White at (415) 820-5828, or email [email protected].

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Save the Redwoods League and receive tax benefits in return. You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

Your donation can help support the League’s general purposes, our Redwood Land Fund, or one of our priority campaigns.

If you have questions, please contact Deborah White, Director of Gift Planning, at 415-820-5828 or [email protected].

IRA Rollover FAQs

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Who qualifies?
Individuals who are 70 ½ or older.

What accounts can I transfer from?
Your gift must come directly to us from your IRA – either Roth or traditional.

How much can I transfer?

Any amount up to $100,000 per year. This amount will count toward your required minimum distribution, and it will not be treated as taxable income to you. (Note: The RMD requirement has been waived for 2020, per the CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020.)

Which organizations qualify to receive IRA rollovers?

Organizations like Save the Redwoods League that are classified as a 501(c)(3) organization (tax exempt).

How do I make an IRA Charitable Rollover?

Contact your IRA provider or use your IRA checkbook to make your gift at least two weeks prior to the end of the year. You may need to provide them with our Tax ID number which is 94-0843915. Please make sure to notify us to ensure accurate processing, as some IRA providers do not send your name or other critical information. Please click here if you would like a copy of a letter of authorization to send to your IRA provider.

Can I designate my gift?

Of course! Simply make a note on your IRA check or contact us. You can direct your gift to the League’s fund for the most pressing needs or other projects to protect and restore redwoods.

Can I use my IRA gift to go towards the dedication of a redwood grove?

Yes! Dedicating a redwood grove helps ensure that the beauty and grandeur of the redwoods will continue to inspire future generations, and names a special place in the forest in honor or memory of your family, a loved one or significant moment. If you would like to learn more, visit our redwood grove information page. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this generous option.

Thank you for considering a gift from your IRA!

This information is not intended as legal, accounting or other professional advice. For assistance in charitable planning, consult an attorney for legal advice or the services of a qualified professional.