Considering a year-end charitable donation?

Plan ahead to maximize your tax savings

Please consider making a contribution to Grand Canyon Conservancy before December 31, 2020, the IRS deadline for yearly tax deduction eligibility, to have a grand impact on the park we love.

CARES Act

The CARES Act, passed this year, includes several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving. These include:
  • A new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a cash gift to charity, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300 (per taxpayer unit), to reduce your tax liability.

  • An increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor's annual income for cash gifts (previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

Important Deadlines

To help ensure that your year-end gift qualifies for a charitable income tax deduction in the 2020 tax year, please keep these important dates in mind:

  • Donor-advised fund grant recommendations need to be made by noon on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Visit our DAF page for more details. 

  • Gifts of appreciated stock or securities should be made by December 23, 2020. Please contact us for transfer instructions. Please click here for transfer instructions. Please note, since transfers of mutual funds may take additional time, please consult your investment advisor. 

  • Checks sent via the U.S. Postal Service to Grand Canyon Conservancy must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2020.  Our postal address is P.O. Box 399, Grand Canyon, AZ  86023.

  • Checks sent via carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and DHL must be physically received at Grand Canyon Conservancy on or before December 31, 2020. Our physical address is 4 Tonto Street, Grand Canyon, AZ  86023. 

  • Wire transfers of cash must be received no later than December 31, 2020. Please click here for transfer instructions.

Questions? Contact us at (928) 638-2481 or gcconservancy@grandcanyon.org.


Holiday Office Hours

Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2020, but will be open for business, as usual, all other weekdays through the end of the year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thank you for your partnership in keeping the canyon grand and helping ensure that your generous contribution qualifies for a charitable income tax deduction in the 2020 tax year.

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