AuSable Valley Audubon, Inc. is a 501c3 organization
Donating to AuSable Valley Audubon
Here is some information for you to save on your taxes and also contribute to the development of AuSable Valley Audubon.
- AuSable Valley Audubon is a 501(c)(3) organization that is qualified to receive tax-deductible contributions. We can also receive tax-deductible bequests, transfers or gifts. Therefore, gifts or money received by Dec. 31, 2015 qualify the giver for a tax-deduction as provided by law. PLEASE consider AVA in your 2015 charitable contributions.
- Look at your stock portfolio to see if you have appreciated stock or mutual fund shares to use for charitable giving. Not only will you be entitled to a charitable deduction, but you will avoid the capital gains tax (15-20%) that you would owe if you sold the shares. Make sure you have owned the stocks for more than one year. Stock gifts from a brokerage account can be transferred in just a few days, but mutual funds may take a few weeks, so start the process now to qualify for a 2015 deduction.
- Check old US Savings Bonds to see if they have stopped earning interest. If you have some of these bonds, redeem them and use the proceeds to make a gift to AVA. The charitable deduction should more than offset the interest you would have to report.
Charitable contributors to AVA will receive a letter indicating the amount and the date of the contribution as documentation for your tax records. Please contact a professional for specific information about the deductibility of your contribution. Thank you for giving us your serious consideration.
Should you or your organization have a recommendation for the AVA board to consider, please complete and return the recommendation form here: AVA grant Recommendation Form