Great news! The Watershed Trust can now accept donations of stocks and securities

You can now make a tax-deductible donation of stocks or securities to the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation. Put stock in the fact that you are supporting your Watershed Trust, in environmental education, advocacy programs and onsite monitoring of our precious wetlands and other natural areas.

What are the advantages of donating securities?
Your gift of securities entitles you to a donation receipt for the full market value (resale) of your contribution. Your gift will result in a non-refundable tax credit that will reduce your income taxes. Use this tax credit immediately, or carry if forward for up to five additional years.

You will pay no capital gains on the appreciated value (increased price) of your securities. Donating securities directly to your Trust avoids the tax on capital gains, maximizes the return on your investment and protects the tax credits for use against other taxable income.

The included chart shows the tax advantages of donating shares to the Watershed Trust instead of selling them and donating the proceeds. This calculation assumes a tax rate of 50%.

For further details, please contact Christopher Baines or give him a call at 705-532-4020.

Why do we need your help?
As you know, we are a local environmental charity. We have no paid staff and run on volunteer elbow grease. We do a lot with a little! For programs like the Silver Creek Stewardship Program, Phragmites eradication, the Sideroad 26/27 fight and See The Salmon Run, we rely on grants and donations. For the rest, we subsist on member dues. Give us more and we can do more with it! 100% of your donation goes to the work that we do.

Thank you in advance!

The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust