Gifts of Stock
We are able to accept gifts of stock. Gifts of stocks can be especially advantageous if held longer than one year, since you avoid paying capital gains tax. You would also receive an income tax deduction for the current market value of the gift. You may deduct gifts totaling up to 30% of your adjusted gross income in any year, with a five-year carry-over for any excess. If you contribute closely held stock, you are eligible to receive a current income tax deduction for the full value of the gift. When we receive a stock donation, the name of donor is not always included. Please contact us if you have donated a closely held stock. This will allow us to acknowledge your donation in a timely manner.
If you hold stocks with a broker, you may transfer the securities electronically by instructing your broker to send the securities to our account at:
Account Name: Access Fund
Account Number: 6952-4349
DTC # for Schwab: 0164
In order to facilitate the transfer and acknowledgment of your stock gift, please notify us of your name, the name of the stock and the number of shares being donated before you transfer the stocks. Of course, we will respect the wishes of donors who prefer not to have their name publicly disclosed. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Memorial Giving and Gifts in Honor
Gifts in memory of or in honor of a friend or family member can be a great way to recognize their love for climbing and protection of our climbing areas. At your request, we can send a card in your name to those close to the individual being honored, informing them of the gift. The amount of the gift will be kept confidential. Visit our Memorial & Honors page to make a memorial or honor donation. If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.
Donating a Vehicle
The Access Fund partners with Vehicles for Charity to process donated vehicles. You can call Vehicles for Charity at 866-628-CARS and they will answer any questions you may have, as well as make arrangements to pick up your donation. You can also arrange to donate your vehicle online. Almost any vehicle can be donated, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on the condition, and 70% of the proceeds will go towards protecting America’s climbing. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
There are various options available for workplace giving, including:
Federated Appeals (Government Employees)
Federal employees will find Access Fund listed as an option in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Please locate Access Fund in the Alpha index or the federation index under Environment, listed as “Climbing Access, Access Fund.” Our CFC number is 12047. In addition, we participate in numerous state, county, and municipal campaigns.
Workplace Giving (Non-Government Employees)
Employees in the private sector may offer a variety of payroll-deduction giving options. If you’d like to give to the Access Fund through your employer, please contact your human resources department to find out what options they offer. If your local United Way campaigns do not list Access Fund, you may write in the Access Fund on the pledge card, along with this address: PO Box 17010 Boulder, CO 80308.
Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a qualifying program, request a matching gift form from your employer or access the form through their website. Send your completed and signed form, along with your check or a copy of your online donation receipt to Access Fund: PO Box 17010 Boulder, CO 80308. For questions, contact us at email@example.com.
Planned or Estate Giving
Has the vertical landscape helped you define who you are and set the tone for how you engage with the world? You can help ensure that future generations can be inspired and challenged by the cliffs and crags that you hold dear. With your help, we can preserve our climbing areas for generations to come. There are many ways to make a difference in the climbing community, the most straightforward of which is to include the Access Fund in your will with a charitable bequest. Other ways to protect climbing areas include naming the Access Fund as a beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy, or investment account. You can also donate vehicles or property to protect America’s climbing. For more details, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Corporate Partner or Member Gym
The Access Fund’s work would not be possible without the support of our corporate and gym partners. And chances are, your work wouldn’t be possible without ours. Together, we can help protect the future of climbing in America. To learn more, please contact our Development Team at 303.545.6772 or development