Many Ways to Donate
There are lots of ways you can contribute to SYRCL’s mission. All gifts are welcome!
A gift for future generations
The South Yuba River Citizens League has been fighting for a healthy and resilient watershed since 1983, and we are dedicated to leading this fight for many years to come. You can help by making a legacy gift to SYRCL through your will or estate plan.
Through planned giving you may be able to increase your current income or generate additional retirement income while reducing estate and income taxes. Some gifts virtually eliminate estate taxes, while others greatly reduce taxes during your lifetime. We recommend that you explore your options with a financial adviser or legal counsel.
For more information about planned giving, please get in touch or download our Yuba Legacy League brochure.
There are a few ways you can give a gift through bequests, wills and trusts:
To include SYRCL in your will, you can add the following example text:
“I hereby give __* to the South Yuba River Citizens League, Tax ID #68-0171371, a river conservation organization, to support their mission.” *Fill in the blank with the dollar amount, percentage of estate, or specific property you intend to give SYRCL.
If you would like to include SYRCL in your estate plans, we recommend contacting your attorney or estate planner. If you have included SYRCL in your estate plans, please let us know so we may thank you.
You can create a legacy by naming the South Yuba River Citizens League as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh account, or other qualified retirement plan. Upon your passing, all or a portion of the unused balance in your account will be transferred to SYRCL as a charitable gift.
A charitable gift annuity is a contract between you and the South Yuba River Citizens League that guarantees payments to you and /or a loved one for life. A portion of your annuity payments may be tax-free. A charitable gift annuity also entitles you to a partial income tax charitable deduction, and may provide capital gains and estate tax benefits. After your lifetime, the remainder of your gift will support the work of SYRCL.
Life insurance policies are a meaningful and often overlooked method of making a charitable gift. One way to do this is to name SYRCL as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy. Another is to transfer ownership of a paid-up policy to SYRCL, thus receiving an immediate tax deduction. You can also take out a policy and make SYRCL the owner and beneficiary. In this case, your annual premiums will be tax-deductible.
Gifts of Securities
SYRCL accepts gifts of appreciated Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds
How to Gift Securities
In addition to cash donations, SYRCL also accepts gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds (“securities”). A gift of appreciated securities could offer significant benefits to donors, such as an immediate charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoidance of capital gains taxes that would normally be due upon sale.
Please consult your tax advisor to learn more about the benefits and advantages of donating stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
Make a One-Time Donation
Give a one-time gift in honor of the Yuba River
Want to make a recurring donation? Join the inner SYRCL!