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There are many opportunities for both individuals and businesses to donate and support the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.

Click here to make a donation now. Donations can be earmarked for specific funds or projects if you wish.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID is #33-0191772. Our strict privacy policy respects requests for anonymity.

If you have any questions about donating to the Conservancy, please call (858) 755-6965 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org.

Individual opportunities to support the Conservancy include cash donations, land, stocks, and more. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID is #33-0191772. Our strict privacy policy respects requests for anonymity.

If you have any questions about donating, please contact us.

Support a Campaign, Register for an Event, or Make a One-Time Donation

Click here to make a cash donation of any amount or register for an event like the River Valley Fest or Plein Air Art Gala. You can also earmark your donation for a specific campaign or project.

We are currently raising funds for the Del Mar River Path Extension.

Community Foundation

Direct your giving to the Conservancy through professionally-managed funds at the San Diego Foundation, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, and the Del Mar Foundation.

If you’d like more information in donating via a community foundation, feel free to call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org.

Employer-Matched

Many companies offer a matching gift program for their employees to give back to the community. Ask your Human Resources department for a matching gift to enclose with your donation if your employer doesn’t already have a matching program set up.

The following businesses provide matching funds:

In-Kind

Maybe you’re short on cash, but can offer physical products or services to the Conservancy? Our office is equipped with computers that were donated by members whose donations were matched by their employers.

Please call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org to discuss any in-kind donations. We are always happy to accept:

Land or Easements

For those who wish to make a substantial contribution to the San Dieguito River Park and the Coast to Crest Trail, we accept donations of land or easements.

Land Donations

There are two main types of land donations: land with conservation value and land without conservation value.

Land with conservation value is land within the San Dieguito Watershed or River Park, or along the planned Coast to Crest Trail. This is land that we will work to preserve and protect as natural open space and part of the River Park.

Land without conservation value is residential or commercial land that will not be part of the River Park or Coast to Crest Trail.

If you donate land with conservation value, you will be eligible for an income tax deduction of the market value of the land without capital gains or estate taxes. We will apply the irrevocable conservation easement to the property.

We will accept and sell residential or commercial land without conservation value, and use the proceeds for land protection and to support our conservation, education, and recreation programs in the River Park.

Donations of any real estate are eligible for income tax deductions for the full market value of properties owned for more than one year, and with no capital gains taxations and removal from estate taxation.

Easement Donations

A conservation easement donation maintains your ownership and private use of the land, while conserving the property’s resources in perpetuity. These donations are eligible for income, property, and estate tax benefits associated with the reduction of the land’s market value due to placing perpetual use restrictions.

If you are interested in donating land or an easement, please call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org. We will be happy to answer any questions and offer assistance.

Planned Estate Giving

Planned Estate Giving or Bequests provide a lasting family legacy and have helped us purchase key properties in the River Park. Incorporate the Conservancy into your will or estate plan as a beneficiary, either of specific assets or of a portion of your estate.

The Conservancy can be made a beneficiary of a variety of financial instruments. Some gift options include:

  • Charitable Land Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

We advise that you consult your attorney or tax consultant about establishing Planned Estate Giving or a Bequest and how tax benefits may apply to your specific situation. The Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Suggested Wording for Bequests

“I give the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, incorporated in San Diego, and having its principal offices at SDRVC, 3030 Bunker Hill Street, Suite 307-C, San Diego, CA 92109, the sum of $___ (or, ___% of the residuary of my estate), for its general purposes to protect the nation’s land and water resources.”

Please feel free to call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org if you have any questions about Planned Estate Giving or would like to discuss your goals and options. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.

Shop to Donate

Support the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy when you shop online! Simply register with one or all of these services and select the Conservancy as the beneficiary. When you shop through these portals at Amazon, eBay, or thousands of online retailers, the Conservancy will receive a portion of your purchase.

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Stocks

Donating stocks is a simple way to support the Conservancy. Download our Stock Donation Form HERE and contact your broker, who can electronically transfer stocks to our UnionBanc Investment Services account.

Please consult a qualified legal or financial advisor before making a donation of stock.

What You Should Know Before Donating Stock:

  • Donated appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds held for more than one year are income-tax deductible for up to 30% of the adjusted gross income.
  • Appreciated stock with meets the one-year holding requirement is not subject to capital gains taxation
  • Depreciated stock may be sold, with proceeds donated to the Conservancy AND a capital loss deduction claimed

Account Name: San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Brokerage Company: UBOC Investment Services

UBOC Contact: 1 (800) 634-1100

DTC#: 226

Account#: OBP-362190

Tax ID#: 33-0191772

You may call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org if you are interested in or have any questions about donating stock.

Cars

Is it time to upgrade your car? Maybe get an eco-friendly hybrid or electric vehicle? Don’t want to go through the hassle of selling your old car? Donate it to the Conservancy!

Donating your car, truck, boat, motor home, or motorcycle is 100% tax-deductible and hassle-free!

Call 1 (855) 500-RIDE (7433) to arrange a pick-up or fill out our online form here. Your vehicle will be towed at no cost to you and you’ll receive a donation receipt on the spot.

There are many ways to give and the Conservancy is open to exploring the possibilities with you through our RiverBanks and Business Partners Program. We believe in providing opportunities for business to give back to the community not only through funding, but by participating in planting, restoration, outreach and other events throughout the River Park. Contact the Conservancy at sdrvc@sdrvc.org or (858) 755-6956 for more information.

Become a RiverBank!

The Conservancy initiated its new “RiverBanks” initiative in 2014 with a $2,500 donation from Union Bank. We want to increase the participation of banks and other financial institutions in this program. By contributing funds to the Conservancy your firm will engender good will with your customers and employees, who are current or prospective members and supporters. The Conservancy will provide team building events, interpretive hikes and other opportunities to enable corporations to meet their social responsibility goals.

Become a Business Partner!

Each Business Sponsor will be entitled to the following recognition:

Conservator: Donation of $10,000 and above

Identification as a Conservator, for twelve months after the donation, (i) in Conservancy newsletters (print and electronic), (ii) in the Conservancy’s email communications (approximately 3,000 contacts), and (iii) on the Conservancy’s website, with a web link:

Protector: Donation of $5,000 to $9,999

Identification as a Protector, for twelve months after the donation, (i) in Conservancy newsletters (print and electronic), (ii) in the Conservancy’s email communications (approximately 3,000 contacts), and (iii) on the Conservancy’s website, with a web link:

Trailblazer: Donation of $2,500 to $4,999

Identification as a Trailblazer, for twelve months after the donation, (i) in Conservancy newsletters (print and electronic), (ii) in the Conservancy’s email communications (approximately 3,000 contacts), and (iii) on the Conservancy’s website, with a web link:

Explorer: Donation of $500 to $2,499

Identification as a Explorer, for twelve months after the donation, (i) in Conservancy newsletters (print and electronic), (ii) in the Conservancy’s email communications (approximately 3,000 contacts), and (iii) on the Conservancy’s website, with a web link:

Employer-Matching Programs

With a matching program, employees’ donations are matched to some extent by their employer. You can pledge to match up to certain total amount per year or a certain portion of your employees’ donations to the Conservancy.

Matching programs make it easy for employees to donate to a local organization, engender goodwill from both employees and customers, and allow businesses to meet their social responsibility goals.

Call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org to learn more about setting up a matching fund.

In-Kind

Are you upgrading your office equipment or downsizing your office space? The Conservancy may be able to use your extra equipment.

Please call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org to discuss any in-kind donations. We are always happy to accept:

Host or Sponsor Events or Programs

The Conservancy and River Park hosts several well-attended events for members and the general public throughout the year. We welcome donations to offset event costs. You will be recognized at the event and in all promotional material (website, e-newsletter, printed newsletter, flyers or brochures).

Interested in hosting an educational or recreational event at the River Park? In the past, we have partnered with organizations who have hosted bird watching lectures, photography hikes, trail running workshops, and more. If you think your company would be a good fit for an event, please call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org. We are happy to answer any questions and assist you.

Donate Event Materials and Supplies

We welcome donations of food, drinks, auction items, and event supplies (tables, chairs, decorations, media equipment, and more) for our fundraising events!

Our annual members-only gala, the River Valley Fest, is held in the fall. To learn more about opportunities to support this and other events, please call (858) 755-6956 or email sdrvc@sdrvc.org.