If you’re looking for answers on how to best give to Sky Island Alliance, you have reached the right page! If you’re interested in talking to someone about any of the options below, please contact Development Director Amy Amoroso at email@example.com or call (520) 624-7080 ext 77.
Yes! You absolutely can. We accept EFTs several ways: you can set up a one time or recurring ACH through our giving portal by clicking on Direct Debit under the payment information section. We also accept ACHs through Fidelity Charitable via your Donor Advised Fund (DAF), or if you are making a larger donation outside of a DAF we can work with you to set up a direct ACH into our account. Contact Amy Amoroso, Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you facilitate an EFT.
Retirement plan gifts are an easy way to make a planned gift, and you can simply name Sky Island Alliance as a beneficiary on your plan’s beneficiary designation form. Most retirement plans (other than Roth IRAs) are subject to income taxes or estate taxes if left to an individual. However, a charity as a beneficiary does not pay income or estate taxes on the distribution. This way you are assured the full value of your gift will be used by our non-profit organization.
To name Sky Island Alliance as a beneficiary, you will need to obtain and fill out a designation form with your retirement plan administrator.
Can I include the Sky Island Alliance in my will or trust planning process?
Remembering Sky Island Alliance in your will or trust plans is a powerful and lasting way to ensure long-term conservation success. By making plans today, you and your family may receive tax benefits, and you are leaving a wild legacy – for generations to come.
Please consult with your legal/financial advisor on making estate plans. You may wish to bring the following suggested language for your planning:
I bequeath __________ (dollar amount or % of estate) to Sky Island Alliance, a not-for-profit organization, with its principal offices located in Tucson, Arizona, for its ongoing efforts protect and restore the diversity of life and lands in the Sky Island region of the U.S. and Mexico. Tax ID # 86-0796748
If you do decide to include us in your plans, please let us know. We have a notification form you can fill out and return that helps us understand your wishes.
In 2022, with the help of a legacy gift from the late Andrew O’Dell, the Sky Island Alliance partnered with the Arizona Community Foundation to create the Sky Islands Forever Fund, which is our endowment. The goal of the fund is to support the longterm sustainability of the organization. You can make a gift through our online giving portal and note that you would like it to go into the Forever Fund. If you are interested in making a larger gift or working with us on catalyzing giving for organizational sustainability, please contact Amy Amoroso.
Yes! Through our partnership with Arizona Community Foundation we can accept donated property and have the proceeds from sale be donated to our organization. This, however, is first subject to review by our finance committee.
This depends on the workplace, so the first place to start is to contact your Human Resources representative to find out if your organization offers the opportunity to make a charitable contribution supporting Sky Island Alliance through a payroll deduction.
Can I donate my old vehicle to Sky Island Alliance?
We’ve partnered with Charitable Adult Ride Services (CARS) toaccept and process your donation, pick up your vehicle – at no cost to you.All you need is a clear title, and CARS will take care of the rest. Once your vehicle has been sold, you’ll be sent a receipt for your tax records, and the sale proceeds will be donated to Sky Island Alliance, in your name.
For more information on the donation process please call CARS call toll-free at 1-(855)-SKY-CAR-5. Or you can also make your donation online at careasy.org.