When a family finds housing that they can afford, their attention can rightfully be shifted to the business of living life and pursuing dreams.
By providing homes within reach of local citizens, communities become more inclusive, caring, and livable.
By restoring our historic buildings, neighborhoods become safer and more attractive, with our shared history preserved.
By creating affordable homes in downtowns and village centers, towns are strengthened and sprawl reduced.
The Land Trust approach offers an effective, practical means of developing housing opportunities and fostering vibrant, diverse, and attractive communities, as our charter promises, for "as long as the grass grows and water runs..."
Each year, BACLT must raise sufficient funding to pay for essential staff and overhead costs which are not fully covered by our grant sources. Only a very small percentage of the grant dollars we receive for our housing development projects are available to support our general operating costs. To keep rents affordable to our residents, the Land Trust turns to private foundations, individuals, and businesses for additional financial support. We rely on the generosity of the community.
There are a variety of ways that you can support BACLT. We are a 501 (c) (3), tax-exempt charitable organization, and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Annual fund gifts
Supporting our annual fund with a cash gift is the simplest and most common way to support BACLTs important community development work. This gift might be a one-time contribution, or a monthly contribution deducted from your credit or debit card. To support our annual fund effort, please send your check, payable to the Brattleboro Area Community Land Trust, 192 Canal Street, Brattleboro, Vermont, 05301.
We also accept secure online donations through groundspring.org! You may choose to make a one-time gift or a recurring gift monthly, quarterly, or annually. Donating online is a wonderful way to support BACLT, as it lowers our costs for mailing and administration, allowing your donation to go straight to BACLT's programs and services. To donate now, click here:
A bequest is a gift made through your will or living trust. It is a straightforward way to make a gift to the Land Trust, and worthy of your consideration. A bequest might be used to ensure that your annual contributions continue, or to make a special one-time gift to the Land Trust. Such gifts are fully deductible for estate tax purposes.
Gifts of Land or Property
The Land Trust would be happy to discuss a potential gift of land or property. Depending upon your wishes, the property might be preserved as housing or sold, with the sale proceeds benefiting the work of the Land Trust.
Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
Stocks, bonds, or mutual funds are easily donated, and can often provide you with exceptional tax savings. When you donate appreciated securities to BACLT, you will usually receive the benefit of a fair-market value income tax deduction, and your gift will be exempt from capital gains tax. Your financial advisor will be able to advise you on the best way to make of gift of this type.
To ensure that your goals are achieved, let us discuss your gift with you. Please contact Connie Snow, Executive Director, at 802-254-4604, x 103. Email address: .
Working together, we can continue to make a differencea huge difference in our Windham County neighborhoods and in the lives of our fellow county residents!
Thank you for your generosity!
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