Individual Gifts

General Membership


Jump to other types of giving: Employee Matching / Memorial Gifts / In-Kind Donations / Planned Giving


You, too, can help protect Skagit agriculture by becoming a member today! We consider all donations membership contributions, regardless of whether they are one-time, first-time, or continuing donations. 

SPF membership is the backbone of our organization. Your annual membership provides SPF with the much needed financial support that is essential for carrying out our mission.

When you join Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, your membership helps to:

  • Protect farms, farming and farmland via enduring conservation easements.
  • Educate the public through community programs such as InFARMation Radio, Talking Fields, and the roadside Crop Identification Sign Program.
  • Cultivate an ever-stronger voice behind policies and regulations that support the long-term viability of Skagit agriculture.

Becoming a member of SPF is easy. Simply click here to make a membership donation online, or download and mail in our membership brochure.

 

 


 

Employee Matching Gifts

Employee matching gifts (also known as matching funds) are grants an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Usually associated with corporate grantmakers, employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Some companies may also give matching gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts. 

If your employer offers this benefit, your support to SPF could be doubled! 

Contact your company’s human resources department and ask about a charitable matching program. Each program process varies, but it’s usually as simple as submitting a form. 

 


 

Honorary or Memorial Gifts

Honorariums and memorial gifts are meant to celebrate an occasion or celebrate the life of a friend or relative.

When a gift is made to SPF in honor or in memory of someone, those funds are placed into our restricted land protection fund for specific farmland preservation projects. It is our way of recognizing the special intent of the gift and have it serve as a lasting legacy of the person or special occasion that is being commemorated.

If you decide to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, simply note who your gift is for on the check or accompanying note to ensure that all parties can be acknowledged and thanked accordingly. If you plan on giving online, send a note with your instructions to officeadmin@skagitonians.org.

 


 

In-Kind Donations 

In-kind donations are a great way to show your support for SPF through the donation of goods and services. Most in-kind donations are utilized during our events in the form of auction items, donated or discounted services, and of course, delicious local produce!

If your business or company has goods or services to donate to help offset some of our expenses, please contact the SPF office.

In-Kind Donation Form for SPF

SPF Auction Donation Form

 


 

Planned Giving

Given the opportunity, most of us would like to leave a legacy that gives meaning to what we valued most during our lifetime. Imagine the satisfaction of knowing that because of your generosity and planning, you are major part of maintaining Skagit Valley as the most important agricultural valley in Puget Sound.

This section has been designed to help you with your decision to leave a gift to Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland using a thoughtful and planned approach. It offers some strategies and resources that, when combined with your financial and estate objectives, can create the most attractive tax and income benefits. This is good for you, good for SPF, and good for the Skagit Valley. 

Click here for more information about planned giving.