Ways to Help
All gifts to Mesilla Valley Hospice & to the Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation are tax deductible.
- Direct Donation (General or Memorial gifts)
- Endowment Gift (Patient Care, Building/Grounds, Bereavement, Education)
- Online Giving
- Purchase a Memorial Brick
- For more giving options, contact the Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation staff.
Tax Deductible checks may be made payable to:
Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation, Inc.
299 E. Montana
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Planned Giving Options:
Planned Giving refers to the thoughtful process of determining which giving options will most benefit the donor and the charity receiving the gift. Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation offers a number of planned giving options:
Gifts of Cash: Gifts of cash can be made outright, in the form of a memorial for a friend or loved one are as a gift to help us continue our work.
Gifts of Appreciated Property: If you own stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other assets that have increased in value since the time of purchase, you may find it advantageous to give them to Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation. These outright gifts are exempt from capital gains taxes, and, if you itemize, can be claimed as a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value in most cases.
Life Income Gifts: Donors may make a gift to Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation and receive direct financial benefits including an income for life for the donor and/or spouse, as well as a charitable income tax deduction. These options require a minimum gift of $10,000.
Charitable Trusts: There are several types of charitable trusts approved by the IRS for this type of gift. For example, a charitable remainder trust is a personalized life income gift that provides a donor with a lifetime income and a charitable income tax deduction. Payout rates vary as allowed by the IRS. The higher the payout rate, the lower the charitable deduction.
Gifts of Real Estate: You can make a gift of commercial or residential real estate to Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation and receive substantial benefits. For an outright gift of real estate, the donor receives a charitable income tax deduction based on the fair market (appraised) value of the property. You can also choose to give your home to Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation now, yet retain the right to live in it during your lifetime. You are still responsible for paying taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs, but you do receive a substantial charitable income tax deduction in the year the gift is made.
Life Insurance Gifts: This type of gift allows the donor to designate Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation as the beneficiary on their life insurance policy.
Estate Planning: For many donors, a gift made through a will or trust -a bequest-in the most realistic way to make a major gift. Property, securities and real estate may be given through a will or trust. Through estate planning provisions, a donor may leave a specific dollar amount, or a specific percentage of the estate. Bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes.
Named endowments may be created to an initial gift of $5,000, while general contributions of the Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation endowment fund can be made with an initial gift of $1,500. Endowment funds provide hospice with earned interest income on the principle which is invested in the future of hospice programming in Dona Ana County.
The Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation Endowment Fund offers four categories of use: Patient Care, Building and Grounds, Community Education and Bereavement Program.