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Donations & Giving

Donations & Giving

Only YOU can make our streets safer for all.

Trailnet will invest every dollar in advocating for better policies, planning for better streets, and encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.

Trailnet is a 501c3 non-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible as allowable by law.

Donate Your Car

Turn your old car into safer streets for biking and walking! Click here to retire your vehicle by donating it to Vehicle Donations to Any Charity and direct the proceeds to Trailnet. V-DAC handles the pick up and paperwork for your vehicle donation — click here to learn more about how it works. Your vehicle donation will come with all of the benefits of a Trailnet membership. We will contact you regarding your membership when we receive the funds from V-DAC. Email membership@trailnet.org with any questions.

Gifts of Stock

Trailnet accepts gifts of publicly traded securities. By gifting the stock to Trailnet (rather than selling it and donating the proceeds), you receive the federal and state charitable deductions and avoid paying capital gains tax. Both you and Trailnet benefit! 
For more information or to notify Trailnet of your intention to make a gift of stock, contact the Membership Manager: 314-297-0061 or membership@trailnet.org.

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your employer has such a program, the impact of your gift to Trailnet may be doubled and your membership level and benefits can be upgraded.
 Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company has a matching gift policy and follow the procedures for designating Trailnet as the matching gift recipient.  

United Way Campaigns

Some employers allow United Way contributions to be directed to Trailnet. You can use these campaigns as a method to pay for Trailnet membership Check with your Human Resources Department to see if this option is available to you.

Gifts of Property

The Executive Committee of the Trailnet Board of Directors will consider non-cash gifts of real estate or other property on a case-by-case basis. Trailnet maintains Gift Acceptance Guidelines to assist with decisions to accept and place a value upon all non-cash charitable donations.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving, simply defined, is any technique that includes charitable giving in your total financial plan. It is an excellent way to extend your generous support of Trailnet and have meaningful, ongoing impact on the vital work around the region.
 In working with donors and their financial advisors to plan major gifts, Trailnet’s Board of Directors is guided by Trailnet’s Gift Acceptance Guidelines. Trailnet gratefully accepts the following planned gift vehicles at this time:

  • Beneficiary designation:
 You may transfer assets to Trailnet by naming Trailnet as a beneficiary in your will, your life insurance policy or your retirement or pension plan.
  • Charitable remainder trust
:  You may place assets in a tax-exempt trust that provides payments to you for your lifetime or for a specified number of years. At the end of the defined time period, the remainder of the assets will be transferred to Trailnet.

For more information about donations & giving, to discuss planning a major gift, or making a gift of property to Trailnet, contact Trailnet’s CEO at ‭(314) 762-1426‬.