Because it's your Bay

Why Give to the Galveston Bay Foundation

Why Give to the Galveston Bay Foundation

When you include Galveston Bay Foundation in your estate plan, your generosity provides creative, inclusive, and forward-thinking solutions to the challenges confronting the Bay. Thank you for ensuring that Galveston Bay will be protected and preserved for future generations.

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Ways to give

A Gift in Your Will or Trust

With as little as one sentence, you can make a gift in your will or trust that will protect our region's future. Whether you choose to give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, your support will make a difference.

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Beneficiary Designations

Naming Galveston Bay Foundation as a beneficiary of one of your assets, such as your retirement plan or life insurance policy, is a convenient way to support our mission. All it takes are a few minutes and a simple form.

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Donor Advised Funds

You know donor advised funds (DAFs) for their convenience and simplicity. But have you considered taking your donor advised fund one step further to build a lasting legacy at Galveston Bay Foundation?

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Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement plan assets are a great way to support the work at Galveston Bay Foundation because they not only protect conservation efforts, but they also can provide tax relief for your loved ones. Consider leaving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to Galveston Bay Foundation.

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A Gift From Your IRA

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to give to Galveston Bay Foundation and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit without having to pay income taxes on the money.

Gifts of Stock or Mutual Funds

If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to support Galveston Bay Foundation, consider a gift of stock. When you give appreciated stock or mutual funds that you’ve owned for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction when you itemize.

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