There are many ways you can help us stand strong against the threats to clean water.
Over the last four years, we have seen unprecedented attacks on landmark laws built to protect our environment. Federal funding has been cut back and environmental standards that protect clean air and our health have been rolled back. Amigos Bravos is rising to the challenge and standing strong against any threat to clean drinking water in the year ahead. But we can’t do it without you.
There are many ways you can help us continue our powerful advocacy for holding polluters accountable and protecting our rivers to ensure that they provide New Mexicans with clean water for drinking, sustaining wildlife, and providing recreation. Thank you for helping us defend clean water. We are committed to doing this work for as long as it takes because, as we say here in New Mexico, “Agua is La Vida.” Water is Life.
Ways to Make an Impact Now
You can make a difference right now to protect the natural life-giving beauty of New Mexico’s waters. Below are gift options that go to work immediately to conserve and protect the sacred waters we cherish.
Donor Advised Funds
You can initiate a grant recommendation from your Donor Advised Fund, or DAF, by clicking the menu pull down link below and typing in your fund provider name. The system will prompt you through the process.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Many donors feel that the direct transfer of funds from an IRA to Amigos Bravos is an effective way to reduce their taxable income while strengthening conservation in America. Here’s how it works:
- You must be 70 ½ or older.
- An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000.
- Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Amigos Bravos, Inc.
- Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to Amigos Bravos, so, it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
- If you are 72 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution* from your IRA.
If you’re interested in this popular way to support Amigos Bravos, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.
* Congress has waived the annual Required Minimum Distribution from IRA Accounts in the year 2020 as part of the CARES Act in response to COVID-19. Please consider seeking advice from your financial advisor or tax professional to understand how recent changes to laws governing retirement plans may impact you and your charitable gift.
Gifts of Stock Shares and Securities
You can donate appreciated shares of stock and securities directly to Amigos Bravos. Donating stock or securities can not only help support Amigos Bravos’ work, it can also benefit you by enabling you to provide a gift of full value with no taxes to be paid.
To have your broker transfer shares to Amigos Bravos electronically, most brokerage firms will require a letter of intent from you to request the transfer. In the letter, provide your broker with the following account information, or have them call Joseph Zupan, Amigos Bravos’ Executive Director at 575.758.3874 for the information.
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Amigos Bravos every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Amigos Bravos when you use AmazonSmile to shop on Amazon.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app).
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will need to type in “Amigos Bravos” in the search box of charitable organizations so that Amigos Bravos will start receiving donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. You can also click the link below to start shopping now! On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Support Amigos Bravos by starting your shopping at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-0363268.