Outright Gifts

  Gifts of Cash
Among the easiest gifts one can make are gifts of cash. Please make checks payable to Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development. You may also designate that your gift supports a specific program within Tumbleweed.
  Gifts of Securities
Other popular gifts are appreciated securities, including mutual funds, stocks, and bonds. The major advantages of gifting securities is the avoidance of paying capital gains taxes and being able to deduct the full fair market value of the securities.
  Gifts of Real Estate
Real estate gifts include homes, ranches, and other real property the can provide the same tax advantages as appreciated securities gifts. If you have realized significant appreciation with your property, its sale may be subject to capital gains tax. By gifting the property, you avoid the capital gains tax, along with being able to realize a tax deduction for the entire fair market value of the property.
  Memorial or Tribute Gifts
Any gift may be given in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. The family of the deceased or the person honored will be notified of these gifts when made.
In-kind gifts include any gift of non-monetary value such as office equipment and/or supplies, food, clothing, vehicles, etc.
  Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies have begun to offer matching gifts to encourage employees charitable giving. To find out if your company offers such a program, ask your personnel/human resources department. The most common ratios of corporate matching include 1:1, 2:1, and in some cases as much as 3:1