Gift & Estate Planning: Cash Gifts

Cash Gifts
September 2, 2019 Shawn Sweeney

Cash is a popular and convenient way to donate to JGI while helping us fulfil our goal of benefitting animals, people and the environment we all share.

“Every individual matters and makes a difference, even our small actions, collectively, can help to change the world for the better – thus providing hope for the future of the planet.”
– Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace

Charitable gifts are most often made in the form of cash and checks. Cash gifts are convenient for many people and are easily recorded through canceled checks and receipts. Remember that it is important to save all receipts to assure maximum tax savings.

Convenient and accessible.
Income tax deductible for itemizers up to 50% of adjusted gross income (AGI). Any excess is deductible over the next five years.
Appreciated Properties
Conserves cash for other uses.
Income tax deductible as above, but up to 30% of AGI. Capital gains tax not incurred; full value of asset is deductible.


  1. You send a check, wire funds, or contribute online to JGI.
  2. If you wish, we can use your donation for the purposes you specify.


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