Resiliency Partners




Planned giving offers opportunities to make contributions to Quivira in support of resilient working lands and agrarian communities, creating a legacy at the radical center.




Planned Giving

Quivira works with ranchers and farmers, land managers, agencies, conservationists, educators, students, and the general public to foster resilience on working lands and create a culture of land stewardship that integrates ecological, economic, and social health. This culture is rooted in three areas of practice: education, innovation, and collaboration at the radical center, a way of working together that champions coalition building over compromise.

At the foundation of Quivira’s programming is the conviction that effective and adaptive stewardship of working lands is among the most powerful and immediately viable remedies to the imminent impacts of climate change.

A gift to Quivira through your estate plan will help us perpetuate this work far into the future as a reflection of your personal legacy and, at the same time, provide valuable tax benefits for you, your spouse, and other loved ones. 

Quivira is my go-to source for innovative thinking about land use, rural communities, regenerative agriculture and succession planning. Over many years, ideas from Quivira workshops and conferences, and conversations with other Quivira members, have provided invaluable support and inspiration for me and my family in the management and long-term planning of our ranch.

Julia Davis-Stafford

Owner/Operator, CS Ranch, Cimmaron, New Mexico


Leaving a bequest to the Quivira Coalition in your will or in a revocable trust is a simple and traditional way to preserve your lifetime of dedication to healthy land and vibrant communities. With a statement like the following you may specify a set amount or a percentage of your estate: I bequeath [dollar amount or % of the remainder of your estate or trust] to the Quivira Coalition, a non-profit corporation located at 1413 Second Street Suite 1, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. Tax ID# 31-1551770.  (Please consult your tax advisor, attorney, or other professional advisor for bequest language tailored to your situation and objectives.)

Gifts to charitable organizations are excluded from estate tax.

Quivira is committed to restoring and preserving land health and agrarian ways of life far into the future! Contributing to this work will become a part of your legacy. Please consult your tax advisor today for more information on the benefits to you of bequests and other forms of planned giving, included those we list here.

Essential to the relationships among nature, the wild, and growing food, is passing to others the wisdom of understanding the connections. Over the years, Quivira Coalition has grown to fulfill this need. This is a legacy to care about.

CC Culver

Owner / Operator, Owl Peak Farm


When you remember the Quivira Coalition in your estate plan, you are invited to become a member of Quivira’s Resiliency Partnership, creating a legacy in radical center by joining other like-minded supporters to help safeguard Quivira’s work into the future. 

A legacy gift made through your will or revocable trust, or by naming Quivira as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance, may be the most impactful donation you’ve ever given! Gifts to charitable organizations are excluded from estate tax.

Quivira is committed to restoring and preserving land health and agrarian ways of life far into the future! Contributing to this work will become a part of your legacy. Please consult your tax advisor today for more information on the benefits to you of bequests and other forms of planned giving, included those we list here.

Quivira is training the next generation in true land stewardship. They focus on regenerating our western lands by restoring the health of soil to bring back fertility and water-holding capacity, and they show us that we can regenerate our western lands to support livestock and wildlife, as well as the people who depend on them.

Pamela Boll

Mystic Artists Productions

A planned gift doesn’t need to come from a large estate. Here are some other options.


Designate Quivira as a beneficiary of your retirement plan

Name the Quivira Coaliton as a partial or sole beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan, using the beneficiary designation form provided by your financial institution. The designated percentage of the balance left in your account after your death will transfer to Quivira tax-free. Ask your tax advisor about this useful tax opportunity, and please be aware that recent changes to tax laws shorten the time allowed for distributions from inherited retirement plans for most beneficiaries.


Give through life insurance

Make a meaningful gift to Quivira by naming us as the beneficiary of some or all of your life insurance policy benefit. 


Bequeath a gift of personal property

Donate significant art, antiques, automobiles, and other personal property now or through your estate plan.


Donate or bequeath appreciated securities

Gifts of appreciated assets—such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds—support Quivira’s work, and they’re tax-savvy, too. Transferring them directly to Quivira allows you to defer or avoid capital gains taxes and may entitle you to a charitable deduction for all or a portion of the total fair market value of the securities donated. 


Give through a charitable lead trust

A charitable lead trust allows you to designate Quivira as the beneficiary of securities or other assets for a period of years, and then pass your assets to your heirs or other designated beneficiaries. Your tax advisor can help you select of one of several kinds of lead trusts.


Make a gift of real estate

Subject to our gift acceptance policy [make this a link to the policy on another page], make a charitable gift of your second home, commercial property, or agricultural or other land as a way to possibly reduce taxes. A property may be donated as an outright gift or designated as a future gift in your will or estate plan. 


Give a retained life estate

A gift or your real estate to Quivira while you continue to live in or use the property may result in a significant income tax deduction. Proceeds of the sale of the property after your tenancy ends will make an important contribution to Quivira’s work. 


If you don’t want to wait, you can make a tax-wise gift today through a donor advised fund (DAF), from an IRA required minimum distribution, or in the form of appreciated securities. 

A donor advised fund is a personal investment fund set up for the sole purpose of making gifts to charitable organizations. Contributions to a donor advised fund usually generate an immediate tax deduction and are then invested for tax-free growth. The fund owner may make donations from the fund to the nonprofit organizations they most wish to support. This is an easily managed way to grow charitable dollars and make regular gifts.     

As of 2020, annual minimum withdrawals from traditional individual retirement accounts (SEP simple IRAs) and some other retirement plans are required of most individuals 72 years old and older. These disbursements may significantly increase your income taxes.  As a way to avoid this, use your distribution to make a tax-free gift directly from your IRA to the Quivira Coalition.

Appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds are also a gift you can make today to support Quivira and reduce your tax burden.  


Get started now building soil, biodiversity, and resilience on working lands!

“. . . our dependence on the earth’s generosity is not a day-to-day job for most of us, but we depend on the health of the land for our survival and count on those who steward the landscape. Quivira is helping to ensure the health and future of pastoral life and the human community that cares for the land. We depend on them to sustain those who sustain our working lands.”

Marla Painter

For more information about giving a planned gift to Quivira and joining our Resiliency Partnership, please contact our resiliency team leader at, or complete the form below and we’ll contact you. 


The Quivira Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization. We cannot provide legal or tax advice. When considering a legacy gift, please consult your attorney or financial advisor. All gifts to Quivira are subject to our gift acceptance policy.