Our members make all the difference

Our members make it possible to protect the land that sustains us.

With your help, we will conserve Vermont’s best farmland and make sure new farmers can get a start. We will protect large stretches of working forestland that provide wildlife habitat, store carbon, and filter clean water. And we will work with communities across the state, to save land for recreation. We want our children, grandchildren, and future generations to enjoy local food, farming, clean air and water, hiking, hunting, forestry, and sugaring. To do this, we need your help.

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Support VLT Today

Make a one-time gift or become a Sustaining Member through automatic monthly donations. It’s easy, secure, and your membership will always be current.

Please note: The CARES Act allows for an additional, “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 for 2020 charitable donations. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction for 2020 charitable donations!

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If you prefer to send your contribution by mail, please send your check made out to 'Vermont Land Trust' to 8 Bailey Ave., Montpelier, VT 05602. You can also use our mail-in-gift form.

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By donating appreciated stock you can avoid paying capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction on the full value of the gift, and make a gift that’s 20% more valuable than if you’d sold the stock and donated after-tax earnings.

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People over 70½ can donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs without it being counted as taxable income.

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If you have a donor advised fund at Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, DAFDirect makes it easy to support VLT by giving directly from your fund.

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Create a Legacy

Anyone can create a lasting conservation legacy by naming VLT in their will or living trust. It’s easy to do and it costs nothing during your lifetime.

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It’s easy and cost nothing to name VLT as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary on retirement accounts, bank accounts, or life insurance. Simply contact your account provider for the right form.

With a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust, you benefit from an income tax deduction and receive payments for life.

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A Charitable Lead Trust makes payments to VLT for a set period after which the principal goes to you or your heirs.

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Make a Gift of Property

We accept donations of property that has conservation value as well as smaller lots and homes that may be sold to fund future conservation. You can also donate your home and continue to live there.

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Many generous landowners have donated easements on forests and farmland. This means the land will never be developed. Often these donations qualify for a tax deduction.

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Donate a vehicle and you may be able to receive a tax deduction for its value. We partner with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) to process vehicle donations.

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Volunteer

This Colchester farm is a place where New Americans—people who originally came to Vermont as refugees—can produce food and enjoy the land. The farm is owned by VLT and is home to farm businesses and community gardens.

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