Ways of Giving

Ways of Giving...

There are many Ways of Giving to the Bourne Conservation Trust.

• The easiest is a cash/check sent with BCT Donation form to:
Bourne Conservation Trust, PO Box 203, Cataumet, MA 02534-0203

• Make an online donation via Network for Good

• Donate via PayPal

Extending the Community Fence at Spring Hill Farm

Community FenceSpring Hill Farm, a BCT property along County Road in Cataumet, provides a home for our resident goats, grazing for local horses, and areas to get-together for yard sales, an annual Easter egg hunt and other Village events. Over the past few years there has been an initiative to replace old wire fencing throughout the farm with a traditional split rail fence. The fence is now complete, but not fully paid for. You can still purchase a rail of fence along with a plaque with a tribute of your choice. You can dedicate the plaque in memory of, or in honor of, a family member, a special friend, a pet or whatever or whoever has special meaning for you.

To place your plaque on a rail of fence, please download, complete and print our Community Fence Donation Form Send this form along with a $100 donation to the BCT, PO Box 203, Cataumet, MA 02534.

Other Ways of Giving:


Naming the BCT in your will creates a gift and can reduce or eliminate federal estate taxes.

Life Insurance

The Bourne Conservation Trust can be named as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy.

Real Estate

Real estate can be given as an outright gift. Such donations have both real estate and income tax benefits.


Gifts of appreciated securities may save on capital gains taxes.

Bargain Sale

By special arrangement, you may sell your property to the BCT for less than its fair market value (a bargain sale) and the difference is considered a charitable gift.


Cash donations provide immediate funds for BCT use and can result in tax savings for the donor.

Charitable Lead Trust

Cash or securities can be placed in a charitable trust for a specified period of time, with income directed to the BCT. At the end of the trust period, the principal reverts to the donor or some other beneficiary.

Life Income Gifts

The transfer of cash, securities, or other property to a charitable trust will provide a life income to the donor, donor's spouse, or other beneficiaries. After the death of the last named beneficiary, the principal becomes available for use by the BCT. Current tax deductions and eventual estate tax deductions provide a double benefit.

Gifts to the Bourne Conservation Trust are charitable contributions with resulting tax benefits. The amount of the benefit depends on the kind and size of gift. A well-planned gift can combine financial and charitable objectives by providing tax benefits, thereby meeting personal and charitable goals.

The Bourne Conservation Trust is tax exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Within IRS guidelines, contributions may be tax deductible from your taxable income. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

More Information:

Please call: (508) 563-2884
Or write:
Bourne Conservation Trust
PO Box 203
Cataumet, MA 02534-0203

Please print this BCT Donation PDF to send with your donation.

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The Bourne Conservation Trust is a private nonprofit land trust with a primary objective of acquiring land and leaving it in its natural state to: protect habitats, provide groundwater recharge, preserve rural ambiance, and make it available for recreational and educational purposes. The BCT owns and maintains over 300 acres of open space. Miles of walking trails thread their way through these protected woods and waterfront areas. The BCT is always looking for volunteers and donors to help achieve its mission and both maintain and enhance its properties.

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Bourne Conservation Trust

PO Box 203 ~ Cataumet, MA 02534-0203
Phone: (508) 563-2884
Fax: 508-564-5412
Email us for information!
Alternate email: bct.trails@gmail.com

Note: The BCT is tax exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Within IRS guidelines, contributions may be tax deductible from your taxable income. Please consult your tax advisor for more information. The BCT Tax ID Number (TIN) is: 04-2767827.

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