Kit Carson Home & Museum Fund

Kit Carson Home and Museum, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is still standing in its original footprint at 113 Kit Carson Road in Taos, was built circa 1825 and purchased by Kit Carson as a wedding gift for his third wife, Maria Josefa Jaramillo, a member of a prominent Taos family. The territorial style adobe building was to be their home for the next twenty five years.

Kit Carson Home and Museum exists today because of early visionaries. The site is a prime example of how important it is to protect and maintain important historic and cultural properties to keep history alive for future generations.  The present board is committed to the continuation of historic preservation of the site via the most professional and academically researched means available.

Read more about Kit Carson Home and Museum HERE.


Planned Gifts

If you are considering making a bequest to the Kit Carson Home and Museum Endowment Fund of the Taos Community Foundation, we recommend the following:

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Taos Community Foundation in your estate plan, and we would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give that will ensure your charitable objectives are met. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your objectives, but have provided some basic bequest language to get you started.

Specific Dollar Amount/Personal Property
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [$dollars / description of property] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, to support the Kit Carson Home and Museum Endowment Fund.

Specific Real Estate
I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at [address or description of property] to Taos Foundation for Property Gifts, Inc., a non-profit affiliate of the Taos Community Foundation located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 27-0998249, for Kit Carson Home and Museum Endowment Fund.

Percentage of an Estate
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [percentage of your estate] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, for Kit Carson Home and Museum Endowment Fund.

Other Gift Options

If you would like information about other ways to give, including gifts of stock, IRA contributions, wired funds or other gifts with immediate tax deductions, please contact Traci at tmcadams@taoscf.org or call 575-737-9300.



To donate online, directly to the Kit Carson Home and Museum Endowment Fund Click Here

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