Because without you, Tohono Chul is not possible

Gifts to Tohono Chul arrive in many forms. You give time, effort and expertise volunteering. You become a member every year. And you make gifts to ensure that the people, plants and programs thrive!

Your gifts to Tohono Chul allow this place to exist. Without gifts from you, the property preserved given by Dick and Jean Wilson would soon become part of the urban landscape. The mission is fueled by you and those who give.

Tohono Chul is a 501(c)3 Arizona non-profit corporation and is not funded by your taxes.

There are many ways to give. Click on the links below to find out how:

Learn More about 2021 Charitable Gift Tax Benefits

There’s good news about how you can help Tohono Chul and potentially reduce your tax burden. 

Because of generous supporters like you, Tohono Chul is now open to enrich lives and uplift spirits through the wonders of nature, art, and culture. Private gifts have made it possible for Tohono Chul to remain a glorious urban oasis and haven for birds and wildlife. If these challenging times allow you to make a gift—no time has been more critical. If you are able, the CARES Act may make it easier. Tax incentives brought about by the CARES Act for 2020 are extended to the 2021 tax year.

Individuals who do not itemize deductions may reduce their adjusted gross income (AGI) by making a $300 gift to Tohono Chul (EIN 86-0438592).

Congress included this provision as part of the CARES Act to provide some relief for charitable organizations. If you do not itemize deductions and donate $300 (or $600) to Tohono Chul or other qualified charity, you take an “above-the-line” deduction, which reduces taxable income, or adjusted gross income (AGI), dollar for dollar. For the 2021 tax year, the same $300 “above-the-line” deduction still applies for individuals; however, those filing jointly will be able to deduct up to $600.

The gift must be made in cash, or by check, credit card, electronic fund transfer, or payroll deduction to a 501(c)3 public charity in 2021. Tohono Chul will provide the required acknowledgement per IRS guidelines. Because everyone’s tax situation is unique, donors are encouraged to verify the deductibility of this or any gift with their tax advisors.

The CARES Act relaxed the limitations on donations for people who do itemize and this provision has been extended through 2021 as well. Therefore, donors who itemize can give up to ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of their AGI to charity.

As a result, those who are able to make larger contributions may avoid capital gains and income taxes entirely, and excess deductions can be carried into future years. There are, of course, lots of rules. Consult with your tax and financial advisors to determine if these opportunities are aligned with your personal, philanthropic, and tax planning goals.

The story of giving . . .

See how Tohono Chul began on this episode of Arizona Illustrated!