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Prairie smoke at Westport Prairie. Photo credit: Lizzy Luebke

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Gifts to Groundswell can be made in many ways.

Donate By Mail
Print the donation form and mail it to:
Groundswell Conservancy
211 S. Paterson St., Suite 250
Madison, WI 53703

Donate By Phone
Call (608) 258-9797. If we are not in the office, please leave a message. We will call you back.

Monthly Giving
Become a Groundswell Sustainer! Monthly giving is a hassle-free, affordable way to have a bigger conservation impact by spreading your donation throughout the year. Start giving a recurring donation today.

  • Monthly gifts starts from as little as $5/month;
  • Your credit card is billed automatically each month;
  • You save Groundswell time, paper and postage, so your gift has more impact on the places you love.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
If you are 70½ or older, you can avoid taxes on transfers from your IRA to Groundswell. And if you are 72 or older, the transfer would satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year. Here are instructions for giving a QCD to Groundswell.

Stock Gifts
You will be eligible for a charitable contribution for the full fair market value of the stock. In addition, you will not have to realize any gain or pay any tax on the transfer of stocks held for more than 1 year. Here are instructions for making a stock gift to support Groundswell.

Donor-Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably-inclined individuals, families and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some cases, certain liquid assets, to Groundswell.

EarthShare/ Workplace Giving
Employees of state government (including UW System employees), Dane County, City of Madison, Madison Metro School District, Monona School District, and Madison College, can donate to Groundswell through EarthShare Wisconsin in their workplace giving campaigns, primarily through payroll contributions. Giving through EarthShare Wisconsin is an easy way to support permanent land conservation here in the Dane County region. Our Combined Federal Campaign number (CFC) is 68150.   If you would like more information about EarthShare Wisconsin and how they can be an option in your workplace giving campaign, please contact or (608) 274-1173.

Corporate Matching Gifts
Do you want to double your contribution to Groundswell? Many companies will match an employee’s gift to a non-profit organization on a dollar-for-dollar basis. In some cases, companies will also match the gifts of retired employees. Check and find out if your employer has a matching gift program.  Send corporate matching form to: Groundswell, 211 S. Paterson St, Suite 250, Madison, WI 53703.

Memorials and Honorariums
Honor or remember a loved one today with a gift in support of conservation. Give a tribute gift today.

Legacy Giving or Planned Giving
For information on how to give through a will, bequest, trust, annuity, insurance policy, or IRA, please visit our Legacy Giving page.

Thrivent Choice
Groundswell is enrolled in Thrivent Financial’s member-advised charitable grant program, Thrivent Choice®. Eligible Thrivent members are designated Choice Dollars® that they can direct online, by phone, or through their Thrivent Financial representative, thereby recommending that Thrivent provide charitable grant funding to Groundswell.

Charitable Gift Annuity
When you establish a Charitable Gift Annuity with Groundswell you make a commitment to generations to come while creating a stable income for life.  Annuity payment amounts are based on the size of the gift and the age of the beneficiary.  Younger donors often prefer Deferred Gift Annuities – they would receive the charitable tax-deduction when the annuity is set up and the annuity payments begin at retirement.  Please contact Heidi Habeger at or (608) 258-9797 for more information.

Gifts of Real Estate
Groundswell sometimes can accept gifts of real estate such as land, a farm, or a home. Please call Heidi Habeger at (608) 258-9797 or write to her at if you are interested in making a gift of real estate.