End of Year Giving

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There will always be more nature in need of preservation and restoration, and the end of the year is a great time to capitalize on the tax benefits of charitable giving. We are here to help you meet your tax goals and fulfill your personal commitment to saving local nature!


Cash, Check or Credit Card

Credit card donations can be completed online by using our secure donation portal. You may also drop off cash or checks to our office at the address below. We love the chance to say “thanks!” right away! Deadline to for drop offs is 3:00pm on Friday, December 29th. To send a donation through the mail, postmark your envelope by Saturday, December 30, 2023 to ensure it qualifies for 2023.

The Conservation Foundation
10S404 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60565


IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDS)

A Qualified Charitable Distribution has many benefits. If you are over 70.5 years old and have a traditional IRA, you can donate up to $100,000 per year. We recommend you contact your IRA provider to make a distribution by December 1 to ensure distributions are received before year end so that you receive the tax benefit.


Stocks and Mutual Funds

Stocks and bonds may also be gifted to The Conservation Foundation. Donors can deduct the full current market value as a charitable contribution and avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciated value. Please consult your tax advisor for specific information and contact Abby Beck at 630-428-4500 ext. 135 to request transfer instructions.


Some useful information about giving to The Conservation Foundation:

  • Our FEIN number is 23-7221206
  • Our mailing address is: 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd., Naperville, IL 60565
  • Our office phone number is: 630-428-4500


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