Planned giving

Help us celebrate 25 years!

Make tax-smart gifts with long-term impact, creating a legacy at the radical center
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We have been at this long enough to know that work in land stewardship is deep, wide, and perhaps most notably, takes time. Quivira has been doing this work at the radical center for 25 years now. The idea planted by two ranchers and a member of the Sierra club in 1997 has grown into a full fledged movement. Through cultivation of supportive relationships, Quivira and its partners have become recognized as thought leaders in the space of collaborative stewardship and regenerative agriculture. And while a quarter of a century may sound like a long time in the nonprofit sector, when compared to the scope of our mission and the land we aim to care for, we are just getting started.  

Now is the time to invest in sustaining land stewardship in the future. Much like the original gathering of the radical center, what we put in now will influence our climate, our rural economies, and our food systems for years to come. As we grow the reach, impact, and inclusivity of the radical center over the next 25 years, we could use the generous support of long-term thinkers like you.  

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 and your loved ones. 

Contribute to a legacy of land stewardship

Become a Resiliency Partner by making a bequest, donating stock, making a gift of personal property, or giving through life insurance.

When you remember the Quivira Coalition in your estate plan, you become a Resiliency Partner, creating a legacy in the 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 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

A planned gift doesn't need to come from a large estate.

Here are some other options.

“. . . 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

Make a bequest

Leaving a bequest to the Quivira Coalition in your will or in a revocable trust is a simple way to become a Resiliency Partner and 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.

Designate Quivira as a beneficiary of your retirement plan

Name the Quivira Coalition 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 passing will transfer to Quivira tax-free. Ask your tax advisor about this useful tax opportunity.

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 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. 

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

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.

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