Explore Ways To Give

Help Bur Oak Land Trust protect more of Iowa’s wetlands, prairies, and woodlands. You can create more nature preserves, public trails, and protected habitat. There are many ways to support the Land Trust’s mission. Choose the one that works best for you.

Cash, check, or online donations

The most common support comes through our monthly membership program. This is a great way to help sustain the Trust with predictable support. Prefer giving annually? You can easily donate annually through our online DONATE button or mail in your donation. Our office is open by appointment if you prefer to drop off your gift in person.

Gifts of stock

When you transfer stock to the Land Trust, it is sold to provide funding for our work across Eastern Iowa. Please notify us if you plan to make a gift of stock so that we can attribute the gift to you and send you an acknowledgement tax receipt. For more information on how to complete the transfer, please contact our office at 319-338-7030.

Qualified distributions

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution from your IRA (other than a SEP or SIMPLE IRA) directly to a qualified charitable organization, such as Bur Oak Land Trust. The dollar amount of the gift may be excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100,000 annually, with some exceptions. Please consult your tax advisor for information regarding your specific exceptions.

Tribute Gifts 

Give a gift in memory or in honor of someone special.

Employer Matching Contributions

Many companies have a matching gift program, such as Benevity, to support employee interests and demonstrate their commitment to the community. Ask your HR department for a matching gift form to enclose with your contribution. Looking to get out of the office and volunteer?  Ask about individual or group volunteer opportunities.

Legacy & Planned gifts

A lasting way to provide for the protection of Iowa’s natural beauty is to include Bur Oak Land Trust in your will. Please join others who have demonstrated their commitment to Iowa’s future and become a member of the Land Trust’s Legacy Society.