What to Give

The simplest way to support the Indianapolis Zoo is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These provide you with charitable deductions and can offer additional tax savings as well.

Choose the category of assets below that best fits your situation.

Photo of a lioness. Links to Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
A gift of cash is easy to make.
Photo of a macaw. Links to Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Smart gift planning combines charitable intent with cost-efficient planning techniques.
Photo of a baby elephant playing in water. Links to Gifts from Retirement Plans
Gifts from Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to the Indianapolis Zoo.
Photo of a group of children watching a cheetah. Links to Gifts of Life Insurance
Gifts of Life Insurance
Life insurance may fund a gift or replace the value of a gifted asset.
Photo of a red panda in a tree. Links to Tangible Personal Property
Tangible Personal Property
Tangible property contributions provide charitable deductions based on a standard of "related use."
Photo of a dolphin. Links to Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of Real Estate
Most kinds of real estate may be donated to the Indianapolis Zoo.
Photo of a trainer with a penguin. Links to Closely Held Business Stock
Closely Held Business Stock
Business owners contributing closely held stock are allowed a charitable deduction.

Lioness photo by Carla Knapp
Elephant photo by Shauna Fleenor
Cheetah photo by Carla Knapp
Red Panda photo by Jill Burbank
Dolphin photo by Eric Walsh
Penguin photo by Carla Knapp


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