Gifts of Cash

There is no easier way to garner a charitable deduction for 2013 – and support Orient Land Trust at the same time – than by simply writing a check or making a donation on-line with a credit/ debit!  When renewing your membership in OLT, please consider adding on a donation to support the broader mission of OLT that includes, besides the hot springs, open space land conservation, environmental education, sustainable agriculture/ ranching practices, holistic grazing and permaculture systems, and job skills training for youth of the valley.   

Benefits of a Gift of Cash

  • It’s the simplest asset with which to make your donation — no appraisal or acceptance requirements as with gifts of appreciated property. 
  • Delivers a gift that Orient Land Trust can use immediately and is the easiest for OLT to accept.
  • You receive a full charitable deduction, and apply it against a larger percentage of your taxable income than a deduction for a property gift.

There's an extra benefit:

You can claim the entire amount of your cash gift as a charitable income tax deduction up to the amount allowable by the IRS – please consult your tax advisor concerning this allowable amount.  

Make sure your mail envelope, money-order, wire transfer or on-line donation is postmarked, dated or charged by December 31, 2013.   If it is, your gift will qualify as a 2013 gift even if it not received by OLT until the first week of 2014.  The check should be made out to Orient Land Trust. 


Although a cash gift can provide immediate benefit to OLT, you can also use it to fund a life-income plan such as a charitable gift annuity.

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.