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Empower Taos and Surrounding Communities: Donate Now for Lasting Impact

Taos Community Foundation is excited to help you uniquely fulfill your philanthropy vision because we believe in the power of giving to empower Taos and our surrounding communities. Whether your passion lies in supporting the arts, education, animals, the environment, or any other wonderful cause, your contribution will make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and shape the future of our community for generations to come.

Donate to a cause that is personal to you through the Taos Community Foundation, and feel the satisfaction and pleasure of actively participating in the empowerment of our community. Your generosity enables TCF to support initiatives and organizations focusing on the pressing needs and improvements for Taos and the surrounding areas. From providing access to quality education and promoting artistic expression to conserving our natural resources and improving the well-being of our fellow residents, your donation has the potential to create positive and everlasting change in our local communities.

Taos Community Foundation understands the importance of your unique philanthropic vision and wants to assist you in directing your gift toward the causes, projects, scholarships, and initiatives you care most about. Our team of experts is well-versed in the needs and opportunities within Taos and the surrounding areas, and with their in-depth knowledge and local connections, TCF can help you maximize the impact of your donation.

Taos, the surrounding communities, and Taos Community Foundation sincerely appreciate your generosity and commitment to making a difference for future generations. Together, we can create a better, more vibrant region that thrives in all aspects of life. Your donation is a testament to your belief in the power of collective action and dedication to building a better tomorrow. Thank you for considering a donation through the Taos Community Foundation and joining us in this inspiring journey of transformation and empowerment.


Taos Community Foundation accepts Cash, Checks and Credit Card donations.

Please address checks to: Taos Community Foundation, PO Box 1925, Taos, NM 87571.

To establish a recurring gift, please contact TCF by calling 575-737-9300, or emailing


Taos Community Foundation will accept publicly traded Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds at fair market value as determined under IRS rules. Special attention will be given to gift transactions with unique tax considerations.

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds results in a charitable deduction for the full market value of the donated asset, even if it was purchased for less, which helps in avoiding capital gains tax.

There are special rules for valuing a gift of stock—the value of the charitable gift of stock is determined by taking the mean between the high and low stock prices on the date of the gift. Mutual fund shares are valued using the closing price on the date of the gift.


In 2015, Congress enacted a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. As a result, individuals age 70 ½ or older can make gifts directly from their IRA to charity. Contribute to our community and enjoy tax benefits this year through an IRA charitable rollover.

Individuals who are over 70½ may make gifts of up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to Taos Community Foundation, benefiting the Taos community.

To visit TCF’s full resource page on IRA Charitable Rollovers, click here.

Benefits of an IRA charitable rollover:

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to Taos Community Foundation.
  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year (if you are over 72 and must take distributions).
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions.
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the 50% deduction limits on charitable gifts.
  • Support Taos Community Foundation forever with a gift to their endowment fund, or contribute to any of their Field of Interest Funds or Designated Agency Funds of your choice!

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works:

  • Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to Taos Community Foundation.
  • Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to Taos Community Foundation to support the fund you desire. Please indicate which existing TCF fund you wish your gift to support or let us know if you wish to create a new fund.
  • Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction and cannot be given to a donor-advised fund or a private foundation.

To learn more about IRA charitable rollovers, click here.

To view information about IRA charitable rollovers from the Council on Foundations, click here.


Taos Community Foundation refers all gifts of real property to the Taos Property Foundation, a supporting organization of TCF, created specifically to hold and steward gifts of real property.

The Taos Property Foundation (formerly Taos Foundation for Property Gifts) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit supporting organization, formed exclusively to receiving, holding and administering gifts or real or personal property, for the benefit of, or to carry out the charitable purposes of Taos Community Foundation.

The Property Foundation is a separate 501(c)3 organization governed by a Board of Directors separate from Taos Community Foundation.

Gifts of property are handled on a case-by-case basis. A rigorous due diligence process is conducted to ensure the property is viable, will not drain resources, and has potential for resale.

The acceptance decision is held by the Taos Property Foundation governing Board of Directors.

For more information about how to make a gift of property, contact Jen Coates at, or call 575-737-9300.