A gift to Hidden Pasture Farm from your estate can insure the long-term success of our efforts while providing to you and your heirs substantial benefits today and tomorrow. That is what planned giving is all about.
There are many ways that a gift to Hidden Pastures Farm of cash or other assets, such as real estate, artwork, or partnership interests, can be beneficial to you in the short or to your heirs in the long-term.
Potential benefits of these kinds of gifts include:
With the assistance of a financial advisor, anyone can meet his or her charitable and financial goals. These kinds of gifts include bequests, trusts and contracts between a donor and a charity. Basic descriptions of the most popular types of these gifts are listed..
Pay tribute to someone dear to you with a memorial gift to Hidden Pastures Farm. Honor your pet, your horse, your friend or family member's memory, by supporting a great cause. At Hidden Pastures Farm, we can send out a lovely card with pictures of our horses, alpacas, Bison, goats, bunnies etc… which states that a donation was made in honor or in memory of "someone you care about". We also include the name and address of the donor so recipients can send a thank you if they wish
Naming Hidden Pastures Farm as the beneficiary of an old life insurance policy that is no longer needed to protect your family is a simple way of making a large gift. You will benefit from a potential income tax deduction (check with your tax attorney).
A gift annunity is a contract between a Hidden pastures Farm and yourself. In return for a donation of cash or other assets, the charity agrees to pay a fixed payment for life to you or to a friend or family member of your choosing. You also can claim a charitable tax donation. If you fund a gift annunity with long-term capital gain property, you will have to report only some of the gain, and may be able to report it in installments over many years. Income from a gift annunity can be deferred for a period of years. Deferred gift annunities are often set up by younger donors to supplement retirement income
You may make a gift of your personal residence or farm, to Hidden Pastures Farm and retain the right to live there for the remainder of your life. You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the gift. At your death, the charity can use or sell the property.
This information is provided to give basic information about planned giving options. We recommend that you speak with your financial advisor to get specific advice about what choices you make.
When you decide to leave assets to Hidden pastures farm in your will, you are making a bequest. Your estate will receive a charitable estate tax deduction at your death, when the gift is made to Hidden Pastures Farm .
This trust makes payments, either a fixed amount (annunity trust) or a percentage of trust principal (unitrust), to Hidden pastures farm during it's term. At the end of the trust term, the principal can either go back to you (a grantor lead trust) or to heirs named by you (a non-grantor lead trust). You may claim a charitable income tax deduction for funding a grantor lead trust or a charitable gift tax deduction for funding a non-grantor lead trust. Since lead trusts are typically used to pass assets to heirs, non-grantor lead trusts are far more common than grantor lead trusts.
Stocks and other gifts of investment assets such as mutual funds provide an opportunity for a tax savings while supporting Hidden Pastures.
Many companies have matching gift programs that can double or triple your contribution. Ask your employer if they will match your individual gift to Hidden Pastures Farm in Aurora.
We accept donations of major items, such as cars, horse trailers, farm equipment, that can be used or sold by Hidden Pastures Farm to benefit all our animals. Please see our wish list for items we need.
In Kind Donations: We have a need for general items that often people do not think of if you have an item on our list or have an item you think we might be able to use please contact us.
-Black Trash Bags
-Lawn/Yard care supplies or equipment (bagged mulch, roundup, seeds, potting soil, shovel, trowel ect.)
-Building materials (lumber, nails, screws, concrete, hog panels, sand , gravel, stones, ect.)
-Tack, saddle pads, girths, bridles ect. for mini horses
You can decide what part of the farm you would like to contribute to and your donation will support that specific part of the organization. Simply define what area the funds should be used for on your donation. For example, horses each eat about 250 pounds of grain per month, 12.5 bales of hay per month and use 7 bags of shavings per month. Their feet require regular care every 8 weeks that costs between $40-$110 per horse, depending on if they need shoes or not. Veterinary care is obtained on an as need basis and typically they are healthy; however if they get sick, the cost can easily be in excess of $100. Donations in ANY amount help so our funds can help the animal. All donations are tax deductible.
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