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Ways To Give

Your donations support our capacity to connect people with nature and each other.

Please review the options below to see what the best fit is for you.

Monetary Gifts

Gifts by cash, check, credit or debit card are the easiest ways to donate to the Natural History Institute. You can also schedule recurring donations through our website where monthly or annual donations are automatically transferred from your account.

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Individual & Business Partnerships

We are grateful for the many businesses that partner with us. Indiviuals or businesses can choose to sponsor our publications, workshops, visiting artists/scientists, our speaker series or other activities. Benefits include public recognition in printed and electronic materials, acknowledgement at public events and more.

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IRA Charitable Rollovers

A Special Opportunity for Those 70½ Years Old and Older

Required Minimum Distribution

You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as the Natural History Institute without having to pay income taxes on the donation.

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Double Your Impact

Many employers will match your donation dollar for dollar, so check with your Human Resources department for this option.

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Gifts of Tangible Property

Giving gifts of tangible property such as real estate, specific equipment, or items that we need is always welcome.

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Memorials & Tribute Gifts

Honor someone special with a gift in their name. If you have a loved one who has been inspired by nature or the Natural History Institute, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion. 

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Appreciated Securities

Giving an outright gift of appreciated securities to the Natural History Institute, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer.

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* Call or email Deborah Springstead Ford at (928) 766-5315 or development@naturalhistoryinstitute.org for more information.

Legacy Gifts

Legacy giving provides many easy options for you to include the Natural History Institute in your estate planning. 

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Wills/Bequests

Creating a will is an important way to extend your love, care, generosity, and gratitude to family and friends. It is also an excellent way to support our mission while creating a legacy gift.

Charitable Remainder
Unitrusts

Charitable Gift Annuities

Retirement Plans

Beneficiary Designations

By designating the Natural History Institute as a beneficiary to your life insurance, IRA, or other accounts your
gift will be payable upon death. 

Do not consider this as tax advice. Always check with your financial advisor to be aware of the
latest information from the IRS regarding any charitable gift.