For those 70 1/2 and older, IRA gifts are one of the most tax-wise ways to give: they achieve the same immediate impact as a direct donation, without dipping into your taxable income.

You can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA to the Conservancy without paying any federal income tax. Your gift can be made simply by notifying your IRA plan custodian of your intent to make a qualified charitable distribution to the Conservancy. The distribution is transferred directly from your IRA to the Conservancy and is not subject to federal income taxes.

A gift through your IRA is a win-win situation that both supports you and the work of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy!

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA
  • Satisfy some or all of your required minimum distribution
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you don’t itemize deductions
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts

For more information, you can contact us using the phone numbers below or email Barb Heflin at


Retirement Plan

Please fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you, or call our Fund Development staff at 231-929-7911 or toll free at 1-888-929-3866 for personal handling of your contribution.