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There Are Many Ways You Can Support OCA’s Work

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is a grassroots 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. We rely heavily on individual contributions in order to educate and advocate on behalf of more than a million consumers.

About 80 percent of our funding comes from people like you, who believe that we must organize millions of people to resist the corporate takeover of our food and farming systems, and hold politicians and government agencies accountable for decisions and policies that affect our health, and the health of our ecosystem.

Donations to the OCA are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 41-1908341.

Donations to our 501(c)4 lobbying arm, (CRL), are used specifically to support political campaigns and our lobbying work. to donate to CRL. Donations to CRL are not tax-deductible.

Have a question about a past or future donation? Please contact our accountant, 

Gifts of stock

Do you own stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that you'd like to convert, but you don't want to pay capital gains tax on the appreciation?  

Giving non-cash property enables you to help OCA while conserving your cash for other uses. Plus, you may gain greater tax savings than you would if you made an equivalent donation of cash.

Your accountant or broker can advise you on the tax consequences of making a gift of stock, bonds or mutual funds to OCA. If you choose to donate non-cash property, please contact our accountant, to establishing a donor-advised fund. But you will probably want to contact your accountant or financial consultant for advice tailored to your specific situation.

Community foundations

Some of our supporters make donor-advised contributions through their local community foundations. Community foundations make grants to a wide variety of charitable causes.

There are nearly 700 community foundations in the United States. Contact your local community foundation to learn how you can make a donor-advised contribution to OCA. You can find the community foundation in your city or state .

Endowment

Every nonprofit struggles with operational costs and how to remain sustainable from year to year. You can help permanently support OCA by making an endowment gift.

Endowment funds are managed to grow steadily over time. Each year, some of the earnings from the funds are distributed. Over time, an endowment helps us count on steady funding to meet our budget expenses. If you have questions about creating an endowment for OCA, please contact our accountant, deb@, 218-226-4164, or katherine@

Charitable remainder trust

Many families use charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) to increase their incomes, save taxes and benefit charities.

A CRT lets you convert a highly appreciated asset (like stock or real estate) into lifetime income. It reduces your income taxes now and estate taxes when you die. You pay no capital gains tax when the asset is sold. And it lets you help one or more charities that have special meaning to you.

Here’s how it works. You transfer an appreciated asset into an irrevocable trust. This removes the asset from your estate, so no estate taxes will be due on it when you die. You also receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction.

The trustee then sells the asset at full market value, paying no capital gains tax, and re-invests the proceeds in income-producing assets. For the rest of your life, the trust pays you an income. When you die, the remaining trust assets go to the charity(ies) you have chosen. That's why it's called a charitable remainder trust.

Consult your financial advisor or accountant if you would like to donate to OCA through a CRT.

 

 

 

 

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