Donations & Gift Ideas

MAKE A DONATION

To make an online cash donation, please click here.

 

MAKE A DONATION AS A GIFT

A green gift is always an appropriate gift… if you would like to make a donation on behalf of a friend or loved one, we are happy to assist you. An attractive card will be sent to the recipient as well as an acknowledgement the donor.

Card example

It’s not just for birthdays, but speedy recovery,  holidays,  memorial.  Just about any occasion can be a great time to give a green gift . If your special occasion is not listed here just send us an email or pick up the phone …

Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com

About AmazonSmile

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Frequently asked questions:

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?

No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.

Does the AmazonSmile Foundation take any portion of donations to fund its operations?

No. Amazon funds the operations of the AmazonSmile Foundation.

DONATING LAND THROUGH CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

A conservation easement allows you to retain ownership of your property while ensuring the land will be preserved in perpetuity. This option is usually restricted to large parcels of pristine to mildly disturbed lands. Call us for a consultation on your property to see if it might qualify for an easement and possibly save you tax dollars while protecting the land.

LEMON BAY CONSERVANCY ENDOWMENT FUND

The Conservancy has joined with other responsible not-for-profit organizations by investing core funds in an endowment through the highly respected Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice. The Foundation increases our “purchasing” power by combining dollars from multiple funds that generates access to the most secure, highest return investment products available.

You can donate to the Lemon Bay Conservancy Fund by check or credit card to either the Conservancy or directly through Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice. Call us at 941-830-8922941-830-8922 or visit the Foundation website http://www.gulfcoastcf.org. Select “Donate on-line” on the left hand side bar and click “give by credit card”. Select “Lemon Bay Conservancy” on drop down box.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH14541) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE