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Please download the donation form and mail it in as a cover letter for your donation. Please make your check payable to: Nevada County Habitat for Humanity and mail it to:

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 2997
Grass Valley, CA 95945

DONATE BY PHONE - to make a credit card donation over the phone, please call (530)274-1951 and press zero to speak with our administrator.

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> IRAs can qualify for tax-free charitable contributions

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity can help turn your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) into tax-saving charitable gifts. Extended tax benefits allow more people to experience the joy of giving during their lifetimes.

You can give more for less.Thanks to the new legislation, American seniors can make the gift of a lifetime by giving their IRAs to charity without federal tax penalty. So your retirement funds can go further than ever before. 

For years, estate planners have recommended that retirement assets may be the most tax-effective asset in larger estates to distribute to charity. These assets are not only vulnerable to heavy taxation as part of an estate but also can be taxed again as income in respect to a decedent on the tax returns of heirs.

Until recent legislation, there was a disincentive for retirees to give IRAs to charity during their lifetimes because withdrawals from IRAs were subject to income tax—even those given to charity.

Annually, retirement assets may become a preferred charitable gift for seniors. IRA distributions to charity can receive special tax advantages. Americans age 70½ and up can make tax-free IRA contributions to public charities.


An excellent way to give that also helps you realize tax savings for stock that have appreciated in value. The fastest and easiest way to make a gift of stock is to have your broker perform an electronic transfer. You can also contact Nevada County Habitat for Humanity broker if you have questions or need assistance:
Eric Sams - Raymond James
1793 East Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 530-272-5100
Nevada County Habitat Tax ID: 68-0383595

If you make a gift of securities, please contact us at 530-274-1951 so we can acknowledge your gift in a timely manner.



An alternative way to pay tribute to someone you care about is to give a gift of home. You can give in honor of a birthday, holiday, memorial, wedding, or other occasion. You will receive the tax benefit, and your honoree , or their family, will receive a note in the mail letting them know about the special way you acknowledged them.
Download and fill out this form, with any special message you would like to include, and mail it to us with your
donation to: Nevada County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 2997, Grass Valley, CA 95945You can give a tribute gift online by clicking here and adding your tribute to the special instructions area of the donation form.



A Planned gift is an extraordinary gift that is typically made from your assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and comes to fruition during or after your lifetime. With all charitable gifts, it is important to consult with your attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you comply with state laws, receive maximum tax benefits, and that your wishes are accurately reflected in necessary legal documents. We have examples of planned giving language that can be used in your bequest that we can provide you.

Every gift – no matter the size – is helpful. Your planned gift to Nevada County Habitat will create a lasting impact right here in your local community through the safety and stability of affordable home ownership. We would love to discuss the possibility of a planned gift with you. If you are interested in making this type of exceptional gift, please contact our Development Director, Lorraine Larson at 530-274-1951 or by email at If you have already done this, please contact us so we can thank and recognize you!



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