IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions 

Give from your IRA


If you are 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA, you can use this secure online tool to make a donation from your IRA account to support conservation.

IRA gifts are generally not recognized as taxable income and may count toward meeting your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). If you must take an RMD this year, giving from your IRA is a compassionate way to fulfill it.


  • Learn more about how you can help us preserve the lands and waters in northern Minnesota by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA, tax free, using our free online giving tool.
    • You can fill out the forms from your IRA in just a few minutes online, or print the forms to fill them out offline.

After you have completed the transfer, please let us know the arrangements that you have made, so we can acknowledge your gift promptly.

* Our name changed from the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation to Northern Waters Land Trust in 2018. Some custodians and brokerages have us listed by our former name (LLAWF). If you are unable to find us, please try searching for Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation.

The IRS tax EIN is the same: 41-1887906. If you have any questions on this, please contact Elizabeth at: ElizabethM@northernwaterslandtrust.org.



For more information, contact your financial advisor about making charitable donations directly from your IRA.

* Northern Waters Land Trust has partnered with FreeWill's Smart Giving services to process Gifts from IRAs.

Designate an IRA (Individual Retirement Plan)

Name Northern Waters Land Trust as a beneficiary of your retirement account as a way to give back and gain tax savings. IRA accounts listing Northern Waters Land Trust as the beneficiary are free of estate and income taxes.

We'd love to hear from you.