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Financial Donations

Instant Cash Donations

If you wish to donate with a credit card you may donate cash online here. It’s secure and easy.

To contribute in other ways, please contact our development team so that we can help you through the process:

Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

A donor may transfer ownership of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares) to Rawhide as a gift. The fair market value at the time of transfer is considered a charitable contribution and is tax-deductible when itemizing tax deductions.

There is also a tax advantage to the donor when the securities are worth more than their cost basis since there are no capital gains taxes to be paid. This is an ideal way to dispose of small numbers of shares that could be costly to sell through a stockbroker.

For more information on transferring stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to Rawhide, please call 1-888-745-7444 or complete the Contact Us Form (Select “Estate, Planned or In-kind Giving” as Topic in Subject Menu) and a Rawhide representative will contact you within 48 hours.

Other Kinds of Donations

Area businesses or individuals can help by contributing items that will directly benefit Rawhide, such as:

  • Special event tickets:
    Most of the boys who arrive at Rawhide come from underprivileged families and have never had the opportunity to do a lot of the activities many kids take for granted. If you would like to create some awesome memories for troubled youth, please consider donating event tickets to Rawhide.
  • Medical or dental services:
    Many of the Rawhide guys have not had proper dental or medical attention. As a result, many of them are in need of regular dental check-ups and major orthodontic work. Some have not seen a doctor in many years and most are in need of a physical. If you are an orthodontist, dentist, or a medical professional who would like to make a difference, please contact us today.
  • Office supplies
  • New clothing for male teens
  • Kiln-dried wood for wood shop class
  • Vacation packages

Real Estate

Buildings and land make excellent gifts to Rawhide for which the donor may be able to take a tax deduction for the current fair market value of the property. Personal or secondary residences may be gifted as a life estate, with the legal provision for lifetime residency of the donor and spouse. In the case of a life estate, ownership interest would be transferred to Rawhide, and the donor may be entitled to a tax deduction.

The donor and spouse may choose to continue to reside in the home as long as they live or convey the home at some time in the future. If you are interested in donating a piece of property please complete online donation form and a Rawhide representative will contact you within 48 hours. Please be sure to select “Real Estate” in the “What are you donating?” drop-down menu.

Car and Equipment Donations

The sale of donated vehicles, boats, RVs, campers, airplanes, industrial equipment, product overruns, and commercial supplies provide a critical source of funding to Rawhide. Car donations also provide valuable work experience to the young men on the ranch, who are trained in evaluation, detailing, and making minor repairs. Plus, your donation is tax-deductible.