Because of the
requirements of state law and executive order, a monetary
donation made directly to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
cannot be used unless appropriated by the Legislature and
Governor and approved by the Department of Finance in Sacramento.
Many donors have chosen instead to make their fully tax deductible
contributions to the Mountains
Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA). Donations to MRCA are fully tax deductible
and allow the donation to be used immediately. The MRCA has
compatible objectives and supports the work of the Santa
Monica Mountains Conservancy.
Developer dedications and private
land donations represent a significant part of the Santa
Monica Mountains Conservancy's
acquisition program. With the continued decline of land
acquisition funding, the role of dedicated and gifted land
important to the Conservancy's success in expanding parklands.
staff is available to assist with all types of donations.
However, external professional legal or accounting advice
is strongly encouraged on tax consequences and estate planning.
For further information on how to donate,
please contact Rorie Skei at (310) 589-3200 x.112 or email