Giving & Membership

 

Why Donate? Make a gift today and help Para la Naturaleza acquire, protect and restore critical water systems, habitat and invaluable cultural heritage sites in the Islands of Puerto Rico that matter to you.


Para la Naturaleza, with our parent organization the Conservation Trust for Puerto Rico, has done more than any other environmental organization in Puerto Rico to advance conservation and the preservation of heritage sites in the islands.  Read more here to learn about our mission, vision and guiding principles.

Gifts in Support Para La Naturaleza

 

 

 

Insure that Para la Naturaleza will continue to have a positive impact on the landscapes of Puerto Rico, protecting, restoring, and sharing our biologically diverse and rich islands, the ecosystems that we all cherish and enjoy and monuments to our development as a people and historical heritage.  

Below you will find a variety of options for you to support our efforts.  Whatever method you choose, your gift is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law.

 

Your support can take the form of:

 

 

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1. PLN is a tax-exempt organization under §501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code as well as §1101.01 of the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code.  Please check with your accountant or financial advisor, as your contribution may be deductible from your income taxes.

 

Gift of Cash

 

 

Make a gift today to the Para la Naturaleza helps us protect and maintain the lands that enrich your life -ensuring clean air and water, sustaining locally grown food, inspiring you with natural beauty and sites of great cultural and historical significance, and providing you with special places to explore. Your support also helps the work of volunteers committed with nature all over Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check 

 

You can make out a check to Para la Naturaleza and mail along with our donation form to:

 

Para la Naturaleza

Office of Development

155 Calle Tetuán

San Juan, PR  00901-1884

 

If you send your gift by mail, be sure to give us your contact information so that we can acknowledge your gift and keep you informed about how gifts like yours are being used.

Credit Card

 

The quickest and easiest way to give is via credit card, using our online form.  If you wish to use a credit card but don’t want to give online, you can call our office at (787) 722-5834, and we'll be happy to help you or simply fill out our fax form and include the information for the selected payment option.

 

Gift of Ecologically Valuable Land

 

 

Donating your land outright or establishing a conservation easement for a tax credit are two important tools at your disposal to help us reach our common goal of protecting 33% of our land by 2033. When you donate land under the Puerto Rico Conservation Easement Law, you transfer ownership to our parent unit, the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, so it can protect your land in perpetuity. At the same time, you become entitled to transferable tax credits amounting to 50% of the value of your land before making your donation.

 

If you are interested in establishing an easement or if you wish to donate your land, please download our brochure Conservation Easements, Steps & Law information on Land Donations or contact on our conservation easement experts at (787) 722-5834, ext. 251, 253, 2576 or 343.

 

 

 

Monthly Giving

 

 

Be a Guardián de la Naturaleza

 

Become a Guardián de la Naturaleza and your monthly gifts will sustain an environmentally sound Puerto Rico today and for generations to come.

 

Guardiánes de la Naturaleza are a special group of Para la Naturaleza's most passionate and forward-thinking supporters – concerned, committed individuals just like you.

 

Your automatic monthly gift can help provide the sustained resources needed to accelerate the pace and scale of Para la Naturaleza's work to protect the lands and waters that are critical for life in Puerto Rico.

Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support Para la Naturaleza.

 

  • You can easily start, change or stop your gift at any time, online or by phone.

  • You’ll receive less mail because we don’t need to send you reminders — which means more of your gift goes directly to support nature.

  • You’ll receive uninterrupted membership benefits, ensuring you never miss news about conservation in Puerto Rico or Para la Naturaleza's on-going efforts initiatives, including those made possible by your commitment.

 

Best of all, as a Guardián de la Naturaleza, you will maximize the impact of your support for conservation in Puerto Rico and, by extension, the world. Become a guardian of nature today!

 

Go to our Monthly Giving link and make sure to check "I want to make this a Monthly Donation" at the bottom of the form. Join now — and ¡gracias!

 

 

Designated Monthly Giving

 

You can also support a specific conservation project, Para la Naturaleza area of endeavor or historic/cultural heritage site. Designating your monthly gift is easy with our "Designated Monthly Giving" form.

 

Go to our Monthly Giving link and make sure to check "I want to make this a Monthly Designated Donation" at the bottom of the form and specify the particular project in the designated comments box. Join now — and ¡gracias!

 

 

Tribute & Honor Giving

 

 

 

 

You may choose to make a gift to recognize and honor friends, family members and loved ones. Simply indicate on whose behalf you are making your gift when you donate.  If you would like us to notify your honoree, please provide us with his or her name and address in the comments section at the bottom of the form.

 

Use our online form and make sure to check "I want to honor or remember someone with this gift" located at the bottom. Join now — and ¡gracias!

 

Employer Matching Gifts

 

 

 

 

Many employers match gifts made by their employees (including retirees and/or spouses in some cases) to environmental causes. To find out if your company has a "matching gift" policy, please enter your employer's name below.

 

Click on this link and this link, proceed to enter your company's name where indicated.

 

If your company has a matching gift program, request a matching gift form from your employer (usually available in the benefits office) and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to this organization may be doubled or possibly tripled!

 

Gift of Securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask your financial advisor about the tax benefits of donating appreciated securities to Para la Naturaleza.  Should you wish to make a gift of stock, please call the Development team at (787) 722-5834, ext. ### for transfer instructions.

 

 

Legacy Gift & Estate Planning

 

 

 

 

 

Help protect the Islands of Puerto Rico for future generations by including Para la Naturaleza in your will, estate or retirement planning.  Below is a selection of popular planned giving tools:  

 

Bequests -  A gift to Para la Naturaleza in your will is the simplest form of leaving a legacy and allows you to provide us with an enduring gift.

 

Qualified Pension Plans* - Designating Para la Naturaleza as the beneficiary to your IRA, Keogh, or other qualified pension plan can provide significant tax benefits. Assets in these plans accumulate without being taxed, but at the point of distribution can result in significant taxation.

 

Life Insurance - Gifts of life insurance can maximize the size of the charitable gift you are able to make, and can also serve as a versatile estate-planning tool.

 

You can also choose where you want to see your gift used through Gift Designation:

 

• restoration of habitat (forest, river or other habitat)

• historic preservation, or

• environmental education (e.g., school programs, immersion workshops).

 

There are a number of other types of legacy gift options, like charitable remainder trusts, pooled income funds, charitable lead trusts, and revocable charitable remainder trusts.*

 

 

If you are interested in making a legacy gift, contact our development team today about any questions you have, or to learn more about how gift, estate and retirement planning can benefit you and nature. Your inquiry is always treated confidentially.

 

Call: (787) 722-5834 ext. ###            Email:  fulan@detal@paralanaturaleza.org

 

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* Tax benefits may be available to federal income tax filers only.  Consult your financial or tax advisor.