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Gifts from American Supporters

Donate to our mission.

US taxpayers can support KLT with a gift that is tax-deductible in the United States.

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Thanks to a partnership with American Friends of Canadian Conservation (AFCC), US taxpayers can make a donation to Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) and receive tax benefits in the United States.

KLT creates nature reserves for future generations by acquiring ecologically important properties and/or interests in properties (ex., Conservation Easement Agreements). 

You can support KLT via our partnership with American Friends:

Donate Online

Donate online using your credit card at American Friends’ secure site. Make a one-time donation or set up a recurring gift.

Donate Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Fund Shares

Donate stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to American Friends. Avoid US capital gains taxes while receiving a tax deduction for the current value of your securities.

Contact Sandra Tassel at 360-515-7171 or [email protected]  for instructions.

Donate by Mail

Mail a cheque in US funds along with a Grant Recommendation to request that American Friends use your donation to make a grant to KLT
(the language in the Grant Recommendation is necessary for your gift to be tax deductible in the US).

Mail to: American Friends of Canadian Conservation
336 36th St, #717
Bellingham, WA 98225

Donate Directly

Alternatively, if you do not require a tax receipt (for example if you are donating from a charitable fund), you can send your gift directly to KLT.  This is simple to do and ensures all of your support goes directly to land conservation in the Kawarthas.

Red Columbine Wildflower at Kawartha Land Trust's Forbes Lane Property in Douro-Dummer

Donating Land/Conservation Easements

If you are a US taxpayer who owns property in the Kawarthas, you can permanently protect your land through a donation or Conservation Easement Agreement (CEA) and receive US tax benefits, through our partners at American Friends of Canadian Conservation (AFCC).

AFCC was created to remove the tax and legal barriers that prevented US taxpayers from permanently protecting their Canadian properties. You can find more details in this fact sheet created by American Friends.

Please contact John Kintare, Executive Director, at [email protected] to discuss your property, its conservation values, and your interests, and for more information about tax benefits and steps for making a cross-border conservation gift.

We will help you through the process of making your gift in collaboration with our partners at American Friends.

Leaving a Gift in your Will

As a US taxpayer, you can also make a gift of land in your will, or a financial bequest to benefit Kawartha Land Trust.

Most bequests can be made directly to KLT and realize the same estate tax benefits as a gift to a US charity. 

For more complex estate planning tools, we can partner with American Friends to structure your gift. Please contact John Kintare, Executive Director, [email protected] for more information.

The benefits of making a charitable donation to KLT are countless – you will help protect significant sites throughout the Kawarthas, create corridors for wildlife and increase the number of sites you can access on walking trails, all while saving on your income tax!

David Cation
David Cation KLT Volunteer & Donor

Sometimes putting off until tomorrow allows something important never to happen…Once you know about KLT and have the ability to give, you should pursue this worthy organization. Putting off until tomorrow may deprive you of donating to protect your precious land from development, financial advantages, and just the sheer joy of giving. It is never too late to give but today is the best time to start your journey with KLT!

White Trillium Kawartha Land Trust's Pipers' Woods
Land Donor Pipers' Woods

Given the many challenges we now face in responding to climate change, loss of species diversity, and the ever-decreasing number of areas that are left for people to explore the natural world, Kawartha Land Trust serves as a local champion in protecting and conserving natural lands in the Kawarthas for the overall benefit of the community.

Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas Longtime KLT Volunteer & Current Trustee

You can make a difference in our mission from the US.

It only takes a moment to protect the land you love from development.

Help ensure that natural spaces in the Kawarthas remain so for generations to come. 


If you have any questions about how to give, we will help you find the perfect way.

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