There are a variety of ways for you to support the Tahoe Forest Health System, and every gift has a meaningful impact on the well-being of our Tahoe Truckee community. 100% of your gift goes directly toward projects and programs at the Health System that YOU care about. If you are interested in giving to the Foundation today, below are some of the ways in which you can do so:
Gifts of cash
Gifts of cash, by check or credit card, are the most direct way to give to TFHSF. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, your gift is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Gifts of Securities
Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of a year. Donating appreciated securities is a simple gift and can offer you a greater tax benefit than an equivalent in cash. Using appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the donated asset, and you avoid paying the capital gains tax you would pay if you sold the appreciated securities.
Gifts from a Retirement Plan
If you are required to take a minimum distribution from a retirement account, a Qualified Charitable Distribution can be made from an IRA at the TFHS Foundation. This will allow you to lower your gross income and possibly reduce your income or estate tax by transferring the additional taxable income to TFHSF.
Gifts from a Donor Advised Fund
A donor advised fund is like a charitable investment account and you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction when you contribute assets to one. You can recommend grants to TFHS from this type of tax-free investment fund.
Gifts from a Matching Gift Program
Double your donation to TFHSF. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will match any charitable contribution made by their employees. Often, the match ratio is 1:1, so by taking advantage of such a program, you can effectively double the impact of your gift.