Goals & Benefits

There are many ways to make a gift to American Farmland Trust. Take a look at some of the options designed to help you to achieve different goals, and feel free to contact us with questions.

Your Goal

Your Strategy

Your Benefits

Make an important impact to American Farmland Trust that doesn't cost you anything during your lifetime, but that is priceless as part of the legacy that you leave behind.

Include a gift from your will or trust (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate).

A great way to provide resources that help American Farmland Trust.

Avoid capital gains liability and take an income tax deduction.

Use appreciated property instead of cash to make your gift.

Buy low and give high — while avoiding capital gains tax.

Leave more of your estate to your heirs.

Name American Farmland Trust as beneficiary of your retirement plan, and leave less-taxed assets to family.

Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets, and free up other property to pass to your heirs.

Continue to receive benefits back from the assets you give to American Farmland Trust — and thus multiply your gift.

Create a life income plan like a charitable remainder unitrust.

Receive income for your lifetime, receive a charitable deduction, and diversify your holdings.

Create a long-term gift that won't draw funds from your estate.

Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy of coverage you no longer need.

Increase your ability to make a significant gift to American Farmland Trust.

Reduce gift and estate taxes and leave more of your assets to your heirs.

Create a charitable lead trust to pay income to American Farmland Trust for a fixed time, then pay the remainder to your heirs.

Reduce gift and estate taxes, and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.

Tap into one of your most valuable assets to make a gift to American Farmland Trust.

Use real estate to make your gift to American Farmland Trust.

Avoid capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction — and have the option of a gift that doesn't affect your lifestyle.


Use our interactive Plan-a-Gift™ to determine what type of planned gift might best suit your goals, assets and age.



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