Give a gift for the Yuba

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Many Ways to Donate

There are lots of ways you can contribute to SYRCL’s mission. All gifts are welcome!

Tiered Membership

As one of the largest grassroots river organizations in the country, SYRCL’s continued effectiveness as an advocate and change agent depends on having a membership base that is thriving and engaged.

Event Sponsorship

Planned Giving

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.

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Bequests, Wills & trusts

There are a few ways you can give a gift through bequests, wills and trusts:

  • Leave a specific dollar amount.
  • Designate a percentage of your estate to be given through your will or living trust.
  • Give only the remainder, or residue, of your estate after bequests to loved ones have been made.
  • Provide a gift of specific property such as real estate or stocks.

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.

Retirement Plans

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. 

Charitable Gift Annuities

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 Gifts

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

Donation Benefits
  • It’s possible to receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock gift on the date transferred to SYRCL (there could be limitations for securities held less than one year). 
  • You could potentially pay no capital gains tax on the appreciated stock. 
  • If you own stock that is now worth less than when you purchased it, consult your tax advisor about the possible advantages of selling the stock yourself, donating the proceeds to SYRCL, and claiming a capital loss on your tax return. 
  • Making a big impact for SYRCL without reducing your on-hand cash. 

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

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