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For wildlife. For people. Forever.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Desert Foothills Land Trust is committed to protecting the Sonoran Desert we all love.

There are a number of ways you may choose to support us.  Find what works best for you.  Please feel free to contact us at either 480-488-6131 or info@dflt.org with any questions. 

Tribute Gifts

Honorary Gifts


Honorary gifts celebrate milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, bar or bat mitzvahs, weddings, and graduations, or simply show someone that you are thinking about them.

You may make a tribute gift online, by mail, or call 480-488-6131 x202. When completing your donation, choose “I would like to dedicate this donation to someone”. Provide your loved one’s name and an address. We will send a card to the honoree or their family announcing your thoughtful tribute. Feel free to add a personalized message in the “Notes” section.




Memorial Gifts


Memorial gifts honor the memory of a loved one. You may make a donation at any time in memory of a beloved friend or family member. You may also donate to the Land Trust in lieu of flowers at the time of a funeral or memorial service.

You may make a tribute gift online, by mail, or call 480-488-6131 x202. When completing your donation, choose “I would like to dedicate this donation to someone”. Provide your loved one’s name and an address. We will send a card to the honoree or their family announcing your thoughtful tribute. Feel free to add a personalized message in the “Notes” section.





One-Time Gifts

Online Donation


Many of our donors like the ease of online giving. Our online donation page is secure and simple to use. To make a one-time gift, or reoccuring monthly donation with a credit card, please visit our donation page.




Donate by Mail


To donate by mail, please print and complete our donation form, include with your donation, and mail it to:

Desert Foothills Land Trust

PO Box 4861

Cave Creek, AZ 85327

Click here to download printable form.




Donate by Phone


To donate with a credit card by phone, call us at 480-488-6131 x 202.





Monthly Giving

Recurring Monthly Gifts


Monthly giving, also known as recurring giving, is fast becoming a popular way to donate to your favorite organizations. When you set up a convenient monthly gift, you can make your annual donation in manageable amounts.

Your ongoing support ensures that the Desert Foothills Land Trust can focus on our mission to conserve and protect our fragile Sonoran Desert, every single day.

It only takes a few minutes to set up an ongoing electronic gift through your credit card. You can customize the amount and timing (monthly, quarterly, twice per year, or once per year) of your donations, and you may cancel at any time. Desert Foothills Land Trust will provide you with a donor statement each January that conveniently lists all of your donations for that calendar year.

Visit our online donation page to create your customized recurring gift. Call us at 480-488-6131 x202 or email us if you have questions.




Our Sustaining Donors


Thank you to our sustaining supporters who have arranged to donate to Desert Foothills Land Trust on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annual basis. Their ongoing support ensures that we can focus on our mission to conserve and protect our fragile Sonoran Desert, every single day.

Jacky and Gary Davis

Patrick Dorsey

Johanna Gardner

W. Jeff Marshall

Karen R. Silva

Julie Sorenson

Melanie and Mike Wirtz





Donor Advised Funds

Donor-advised gifts


Making a gift to Desert Foothills Land Trust through a donor-advised fund, family trust or private foundation is a thoughtful way to support our mission. To initiate a gift through a donor-advised fund, complete the following two steps:

1. Contact your fund advisor to submit a funding request using the following information:

  • Organization name: Desert Foothills Land Trust
  • Federal Tax ID Number: 86-0677917
  • Mailing address: PO Box 4861, Cave Creek, AZ 85327

2. Notify the Land Trust

Please help us accurately acknowledge your directed gift. Funding checks sometimes arrive without the donor’s name attached. Please help us better match your gift to your acknowledgment letter. Either call us at 480-488-6131 x202 or email us with the following information:

  • Your name(s)
  • Your mailing address
  • Name of donor-advised fund, family trust or private foundation





IRA DIstribution

IRA Disbursement


If you are age 70.5 or older, you can make a gift to champion our work in conservation from your IRA directly to Desert Foothills Land Trust, potentially reducing your income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution. Please contact your account holder for details regarding your specific situation. To initiate a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA, complete the following two steps:

1. Provide your account holder with the following information:

  • Organization name: Desert Foothills Land Trust
  • Federal Tax ID Number: 86-0677917
  • Mailing address: PO Box 4861, Cave Creek, AZ 85327

2. Notify the Land Trust

Please help us accurately acknowledge your generous donation. IRA distributions often arrive without the donor’s name attached. Please help us better match your gift to your acknowledgment letter. Either call us at 480-488-6131 x202 or email us with the following information:

  • Your name(s)
  • Your mailing address
  • Name of account holder (examples: Charles Schwab, Fidelity)





Gift of Stock

Gifts of Stock


Gifts of appreciated stock offer a generous and convenient way to support the preservation of the Sonoran Desert, while providing you with additional tax benefits. Please contact your broker or a professional financial advisor for details regarding your specific situation.

1. To initiate a gift of appreciated stock, simply contact your broker. You can click on this link to print our stock transfer instructions to share with your broker. Transfers can be made directly from your brokerage account to Desert Foothills Land Trust’s account.

2. Notify the Land Trust

Please help us accurately acknowledge your generous gift of stock. Stocks are often transferred to our brokerage account without the donor’s name attached. Please help us better match your gift to your acknowledgment letter. Either call us at 480-488-6131 x202 or email us with the following information:

  • Your name(s)
  • Your mailing address
  • Name of stock(s) with number of shares





Asset-Based Gifts

Asset-Based Gifts (non-cash gifts)


Non-cash gifts -- also known as asset-based gifts -- include tangables such as art, real estate, mutual funds, jewelry and vehicles. Such donations offer a thoughtful way to help Desert Foothills Land Trust protect the desert we all love, whether with an outright donation or a bequest in your will. Before making this type of gift, please contact the Land Trust by phone at 480-488-6131 x202 or by email so we may assist you.