Gifts of Stock

A gift of stock is a great way to help avoid capital gains taxes, receive an income tax deduction, and support local land conservation in north central Minnesota.

Your support will make a big difference and help conserve the region’s clean water and woodlands we hold dear, local trails and recreational experiences, and programs for local families.

In short, you’ll be making an investment in the future of northern Minnesota.

How to donate a gift of stock

Transferring stock to Northern Waters Land Trust is easy to do.  It’s also a great way to maximize your Federal and State income tax deductions to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  • Your income tax donation is based upon the current market value of the stock at the time you donate it.

  • Please remember that it may take several days for your broker to complete a transfer of stock at the year-end, so plan adequate time if that year-end dedication is important to you.

After you have completed the transfer, please contact Northern Wates Land Trust and let us know the arrangements that you have made. This is important because your broker may not include your name in the transfer and we may not know who the gift is from. Notifying us enables us to track the transfer and acknowledge your gift promptly.

Thank you...


Please contact us at: and we will be happy to help you.

NOTE: You will need to provide your name, number of shares, and the name of the stock or the stock code. We need your name so that we can properly thank you. Please consult your financial advisor as well.


Gifts of Securities - If you’re fortunate enough to own stock that has increased in value since you purchased it, donating appreciated stock can be a very cost-effective way to support the work of NWLT, and may provide you with tax advantages. The easiest way to make a gift of stock is to transfer the shares electronically. A gift of appreciated stock may also allow you to make a larger contribution than a cash donation. Contact us to ask for information on making the transfer.

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