Why does NFLT need my support?
North Florida Land Trust strives to implement collaborative approaches to conservation for long-term solutions commensurate with rapid growth. By protecting more of North Florida’s farms, forests, and natural areas, we maintain traditions, enhance lives, and sustain our expanding communities. North Florida Land Trust relies on public donations to protect and preserve lands critical to sustainability and our environmental resiliency.
Can I choose what my gift supports?
Yes! Your gift can be unrestricted, allowing NFLT to use the funds to support the organization’s greatest need, or your gift can be restricted to a specific project or fund that you specify, such as the Preservation Fund or a campaign for a particular property.
What is the difference between an unrestricted and a restricted gift?
If you make a restricted gift, otherwise known as designating your gift, it can only be used to support the specific property or fund to which you designated the funds. An unrestricted gift allows NFLT to allocate the dollars to the area of greatest need within the organization. This could be the acquisition of a property, the maintenance of a property, or operational expenses. In addition, an unrestricted gift allows NFLT to apply funds where needed most to take advantage of unexpected opportunities or meet unforeseen challenges.
I would like to support NFLT, but I can only make a small gift. Is it worth it?
Yes, every gift makes a difference, no matter the size.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
NFLT is a registered 501(c)3. Therefore, your gift is 100% tax-deductible unless any goods or services are received. An example of goods and services may be if you sponsor our Annual Meeting, the fair market value (FMV) would not be tax-deductible, but the balance of your sponsorship would be. You will receive a tax receipt with the tax-deductible amount noted for your records.
Does NFLT receive 100% of my donation?
Yes, 100% of your donation goes to support the mission of NFLT.
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Will my gift be used for operational expenses?
Unless you designate your gift to a specific property or fund, your gift may be used in part to support the operations of NFLT. The Land Trust reserves the right to utilize up to 10% of the gift for operating expenses. Operating expense is an inclusive term. For example, operation expenses could include acquisitions, land maintenance, due diligence, research on potential properties, staff salaries, or equipment.
I would like to donate my property to NFLT. Is this an option?
Yes! NFLT works in Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Baker, Putnam, and Flagler counties. NFLT also works with more than two dozen partners to conserve land in the Osceola to Ocala Wildlife Corridor (otherwise known as the O2O). If you would like to donate your property, please reach out to a member of the Development team, and they can guide you through the process and introduce you to the Conservation Acquisitions team.
Is there a processing fee when I donate online?
Yes. All credit card transactions incur a processing fee ranging from 2-4%, depending on the type of credit card you use.
Can I set up a recurring gift?
Yes! It is simple. You can set up your recurring gift online at https://support.nflt.org by checking the box beside “Yes, automatically repeat this gift every month,” or contact a member of our Development team, who can personally help you over the phone.
What is the McQuilkin Society?
Established in 2018, the McQuilkin Society recognizes those individuals and families who support NFLT at a significant level to move the mission of NFLT forward. As a committed supporter, you can become a member of the McQuilkin Society by including NFLT in your estate planning, donating land, or through cumulative giving of $10,000+. In addition, the McQuilkin Society offers unique and meaningful opportunities to support and connect with NFLT and our conservation lands.
I would like to include NFLT in my estate planning. How can I make a planned gift?
A planned gift is an arrangement to make a contribution to NFLT in the future. Annuities, trusts, and bequests in a will are examples of planned gifts. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support for NFLT and its mission while fulfilling your own personal, financial, and philanthropic goals. In addition, with thoughtful planning, you may be able to reduce the tax burden on your heirs. If you would like to make a planned gift to NFLT, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our Development team, and they can help guide you through the process and provide the necessary information for your planning.
What is the Preservation Fund?
The Preservation Fund is a rapid response and flexible fund that directly supports the acquisition and ongoing stewardship of the most ecologically significant and threatened lands in North Florida.
What does “greatest need” mean?
The greatest need is the area most critically needing support and can vary during the year, depending on the opportunity and other funding sources. For example, the greatest need can be acquiring a property that has suddenly become available, unpredicted stewardship needs due to an environmental stressor such as a storm, or something as simple as staff salaries.