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The Vermont River Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We rely on financial support from individuals, businesses, foundations, and state and federal agencies to keep the organization running, for the purchase of easements, and for long-term stewardship of the lands along our waters. All donors share in the satisfaction of playing a part in the protection of wonderful places in Vermont. They receive VRC newsletters, annual reports, project updates and invitations to events. Every gift, regardless of size, is greatly appreciated.

Honorary Gifts
Are you searching for the perfect gift for someone special? Consider an Honorary Gift Donation to VRC in the name of a friend or relative to celebrate the holidays, a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. Please include with your donation the name and address of the person on whose behalf you are making this gift. We will send a beautiful card with splendid photos of VRC protection projects to notify the recipient of your donation. Please also include your name and address so we can acknowledge your contribution. Honorary gifts to VRC may be made by mail or online.

Memorial Gifts
Honor the memory of a friend or loved one who loved Vermont’s waters with a Memorial Gift Donation to VRC. Please include with your donation the name of the person whose memory you wish to honor, as well as any special message you may wish to include with your gift acknowledgement. Memorial gifts to VRC may be made by mail or online.

Appreciated Securities
Appreciated stock, other securities or property that have increased in value since you purchased or inherited them can create a capital gains tax when you sell them. Gifts of appreciated securities may provide you with the opportunity to pay no capital gains tax while taking the market value as a charitable deduction. The full market value can be put to work by VRC to conserve more of Vermont’s water-related landscape. The VRC maintains several vehicles for receiving such gifts. Check with your personal financial advisor for specific benefits of this kind of contribution. If you would like to explore the possibility of increasing the value of your contribution (appreciated stock, cash or other item of value), please contact the human resources department at your company to find out if it will match your charitable gift, and contact us.

A Bequest in Your Will
If you wish to defer a gift until after your lifetime, you may be able to reduce estate taxes and leave a wonderful legacy for the generations that will follow. Talk with your attorney as you plan ahead, and contact us at VRC if you would like more information about this kind of donation.

Land
The Vermont River Conservancy will accept donations of land, place a public access easement on it, and resell it to a conservation buyer.  Learn more.

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