Every donation makes a difference to our fierce yet fragile desert ecosystem. Only through acquisition, stewardship and awareness can we preserve these uniquely biodiverse landscapes for future generations to enjoy.
MDLT appreciates everyone who wants to make a difference in our work and in the future of the California Desert. Supporters at all levels enjoy the benefit of knowing they are preserving and protecting fragile lands and at-risk wilderness areas.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, the support of our donors has a direct and positive impact on our operations, assists in purchasing and caring for desert lands and energizes our efforts to protect these landscapes for future generations. There are a variety of ways to give to MDLT:
Create a legacy through planned giving. Planned giving is any gift that is not a current cash gift. Many planned gifts are simple bequests. Other types of gifts include real estate, stocks, IRA distributions, life-insurance proceeds and charitable lead and remainder trusts.
Gifts of Land
MDLT accepts gifts of land to assist in support of our mission. Lands identified as strategic conservation priorities are accepted as conservation land donations. Other land donations may be accepted for their financial value in support of the work of MDLT.
In-Kind Gifts & Policy
MDLT accepts gifts-in-kind that support its mission, are consistent with its policies and are properly accounted for and acknowledged. A gift-in-kind is an item such as equipment, software or a product that a donor voluntarily transfers MDLT without charge or consideration. All in-kind gifts must receive executive approval prior to acceptance.
Donors must complete a gift-in-kind form that includes the name of the donor, a description of the item(s), the retail value of the item(s) and permission to publicly recognize the donation. Once accepted, the donated item(s) become the property of MDLT, which retains the right to dispose of a gift-in-kind as it sees fit, unless another arrangement has been made with the donor.
MDLT reserves the right to refuse a gift if it is determined to be in conflict with the organization’s mission. This policy pertains to sponsored and/or collaborating projects of MDLT as well. MDLT reserves the right to refuse a gift if the time and costs of handling the asset are disproportionate to its expected value, or if the organization’s exposure to liability is excessive, or if the organization’s prospects for realizing cash are distant and disproportionate to the current costs of holding the asset.
For additional information on In-Kind and Planned Giving options, contact firstname.lastname@example.org