Ways to Give

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Explore the many ways to support Trout Unlimited with your donation

Membership isn’t the only way you can support TU’s mission — we have many ways for you to make a tax-deductible donation. 

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Trout Unlimited depends upon the generosity of our 300,000 members and supporters … people just like you who want to keep America’s rivers and streams healthy and fishable.

Griffith Circle

Griffith Circle donors carry forward the vision of George Griffith and the fellow TU founders.  By joining, enjoy exclusive conservation updates and invitations to connect with staff and other donors.

More Ways to Give

There are many ways to financially support Trout Unlimited’s mission—from our annual giving community, to legacy giving, to stock gifts and more.

Stock Gifts

Donating appreciated securities to Trout Unlimited is way to provide a lasting impact on America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds and to potentially provide a benefit for yourself.  Your gift of appreciated stock or mutual funds that have gained in value and have been owned for one year, offers you, a charitable deduction which can be a way to avoid capital gains taxes.  To donate your securities to TU, please contact our Development Team.

IRA Gifts

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Trout Unlimited and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.

Learn more about IRA gifts

Gifts of assets

Gifts of assets other than cash can be a substantial and tax-wise way to support Trout Unlimited. Whether you donate land, stock, artwork, life insurance, or retirement assets, your gift always helps support the critical work of Trout Unlimited. Contact a TU gift planning professional to learn about the many different options.

Learn more about giving assets

Donate a vehicle

Trout Unlimited now accepts vehicle donations. The process is easy and you may receive a tax deduction. Please visit our online form at tu.careasy.org or call toll free 1.844.40.TROUT. Your donation will help us to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Donate other assets

You can give TU tangible, personal property (like an art object, prized collection, or antique) and take a deduction for its full fair market value if the gift is used for our exempt function. Using assets other than cash allows you more flexibility when planning your gift, and there are even more potential benefits if you plan your gift creatively.

To donate other assets, please contact our Development Team and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Planned giving

Making Trout Unlimited part of your future plans is arguably the most significant way that one can make a lasting impact for trout, salmon, and coldwater conservation. A long-term commitment to TU not only ensures that our fisheries, watersheds, and wild places will be here for future generations, it can also provide financial benefits to you and your family. Discover the many ways you can help TU while meeting your own financial goes. Do you have questions or need more information about planned giving? You can contact a TU gift planning professional at legacy@tu.org or (703) 284-9421. Your inquiry is always confidential.

Coldwater Conservation Fund

Coldwater Conservation Fund donors commit to five years of leadership investment and partnership in our work. The group meets annually to allocate their pooled funds to specific projects. Learn more about the Coldwater Conservation Fund.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Trout Unlimited encourages its members to use their employer’s matching gifts programs as an easy way to increase the donation to the organization. Simply contact your employer (or former employer, if you’re retired), request a matching gift form and send it to the address below. Forms need not accompany your gift to be eligible; you may send at any time or even request that gifts you’ve already given be matched. By using your matching gifts programs, you will double or maybe even triple your contribution to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s trout and salmon.

Matching Gifts
Trout Unlimited
PO Box  74000
Woolly Bugger, WV 25438-7400

Workplace giving

Since 1991 TU has participated in the Combined Federal Campaign, the main source of charitable giving among federal employees and military personnel. To date, TU has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Combined Federal Campaign. These donations provide critical funding to TU’s initiatives on behalf of trout and salmon. We hope you’ll remember to designate Trout Unlimited (agency #11255) when making your annual Combined Federal Campaign contribution. Your gift will help TU do even more for coldwater conservation and education.

Support TU by designating agency #11255.

Memorial and honorary gifts

Memorial and honorary gifts to Trout Unlimited are a unique way to honor a friend or loved one. Consider dedicating a gift to loved ones on birthdays, graduations, weddings or other special occasions. We will send a letter to let your loved ones or friends know of your gift. You can call us at 1.800.834.2419, or you can send a check to the address below.

Memorial/Honorary Gifts
Trout Unlimited
PO Box  74000
Woolly Bugger, WV 25438-7400

Contact our development team

Looking for more information about ways to give to Trout Unlimited? Contact our Development Team and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Donate by mail or phone

To donate by mail, please send your check made payable to:

Trout Unlimited
PO Box 7400
Woolly Bugger, WV 25438

To donate by phone, call toll-free 1-800-834-2419, 9:00-7:00 Eastern.

Combined Federal Campaign

Since 1991 TU has participated in the Combined Federal Campaign, the main source of charitable giving among federal employees and military personnel. To date, TU has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Combined Federal Campaign. These donations provide critical funding to TU’s initiatives on behalf of trout and salmon. We hope you’ll remember to designate Trout Unlimited (agency #11255) when making your annual Combined Federal Campaign contribution. Your gift will help TU do even more for coldwater conservation and education. Support TU by designating agency #11255.

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