Tips on Year-End Giving

Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Tips on Year-End Giving

The final days of 2022 are fast approaching so you may be turning your attention to gifts for family, friends and your favorite non-profits!  While we can’t help you decide what pair of socks to get Uncle Joe, we can help when it comes to end-of-year charitable gift planning!  

Whether you choose to support the UEC or other amazing organizations across our city, use this email as a guide—and don’t forget, December 31 falls on a Saturday this year which may require a little extra planning!

Year-End Reminders:

  • All gifts need to be effective by Dec. 31 to be tax-deductible in 2022.
  • Many organizations, including the UEC, are closed Dec. 31 - Jan. 2. 
  • Electronic stock, Donor Advised Fund and IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions transfers are effective on the date the stock is received, not the date it was sent. 
  • Checks sent via US Mail and postmarked by Dec. 31 do qualify as a charitable donation made in 2022, regardless of when the charity receives the check. 

Ways to Give:

1. Monetary donations - Last minute gifts are best made online via credit card.  To further your impact, create a buzz with a monthly gift for 2023. 

2. Workplace Giving - Don't forget to ask your employer if they'll match your 2022 contributions! 

3. Donor Advised Fund - Giving through a Donor Advised Fund streamlines your giving to maximize your impact! Plus, you get an immediate tax deduction! 

4. Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) - If you are over age 70.5, you can transfer a gift directly from your IRA. This counts towards your required minimum distributions without being considered taxable income (win-win!).

5. Planned Giving - Gifts of the future come in many forms - bequests, stocks, insurance, real estate, trusts, and more.  

Learn More Here


Giving should be a stress-free experience that fills your heart with joy.  Please reach out to us if you need any assistance making a gift.  

Jen Hense, Director of Development 
Urban Ecology Center
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