A donation of appreciated securities or distribution from your IRA can go a long way to save native plants—and save money on your taxes. You can also designate a donation to CNPS from your Donor Advised Fund.

Ways to Give

Gifts of stock

If you have appreciated stocks or bonds, you can do even more to protect the plants and habitats of our amazing state. California-based donors can save significantly on federal and state taxes with a stock donation. Use our online tool to transfer your stock to CNPS or download instructions for your broker.

IRA distributions

If you are subject to Required Minimum Distributions from your tax-deferred retirement account (usually for those 70.5 and older), you can save taxes by donating it to California Native Plant Society. Known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution, this payment must be made directly from your financial institution to a charitable cause. So, if you don’t need your RMD, make a QCD to CNPS.

Donor Advised Funds

You already saved on taxes by creating a Donor Advised Fund. Now, save the native plants you love by making a gift from your DAF to CNPS.

Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation through the DAF Direct window on this page.