APNM Needs Your Contributions
Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) asks youits members and supportersto consider making a special gift. Philanthropy offers many tax advantages, but the main reason for giving is to speak for the animals, who, in our society, have no voice. Please consider one of the following Major Gifts:
Gifts: APNMs top fund-raising priority is building
its endowment. Endowment funds secure an organizations future.
Undisturbed capital is invested and the interest from the investment
finances operating expenses. A contribution to the APNM endowment
fund is the most important gift you can make. Help guarantee APNMs
tomorrow by making your endowment gift today.
Gifts: Planned gifts are delayed APNM contribution commitments.These
include lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, insurance policies
and Wills. A popular planned giving instrument is the
Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT). CRTs benefit you and APNM.
You receive income from the trust for a set period of time, after
which, the trusts remainder is donated to APNM.
You can realize significant tax benefits from this type of deferred
gift. To insure this gifts integrity, you must work with your
own financial advisers and attorneys to establish a Charitable Remainder
Gifts: Naming APNM as a beneficiary in your Will is a
simple and painless way to make a substantial gift. NOTE: The organizations
name was changed from Sangre de Cristo Animal Protection, Inc. to
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. in 1997. To avoid legal complications,
be sure you have correctly identified the organization in your Will
as: Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. While not required, APNM
would appreciate receiving confirmation that the organization is
named as a beneficiary of your estate and a copy of the portion
of your Will that names APNM.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock: Gifts of appreciated stock benefit both the donor and APNM. Donated prior to December 31st, this type of contribution gives you a tax deduction for the full value of your gift AND helps you avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated portion.
Other Ways to Give
in EasyGive: Call APNMs Albuquerque office to learn
how to have your APNM donations automatically deducted from your
savings or checking account each month. EasyGive lets you give generously,
Give APNM Memberships: APNM memberships make great gifts. For as little as $20/year, your gift membership sends APNM’s Newsletter to someone who cares about animals. Call 505-265-2322 or click here to enroll family and friends as APNM members.
Your time and skills are needed. APNM has more projects than its
small staff can pursue. Success depends on volunteers, who accomplish
many of the amazing things you read about. Join the ranks of those
who give their time to help animals.
Give the United Way: You can designate APNM a recipient of your United Way contributions. Simply write APNMs name on your United Way form and submit it to your employer.
More about supporting APNMAs members and donors to Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM), you have every right to know how your funds are spent and whether your organization complies with various federal and state laws governing non-profits. Here are some of the requirements with which non-profitsincluding APNMmust comply:
1. All non-profit organizations must have a 501 c 3 designation letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attesting to the fact that they are tax exempt. APNM received its non-profit designation in February 1981. A copy of a letter from the IRS affirming APNMs tax-exempt status is provided to donors upon request.
2. Non-profits must file annual tax returnscalled 990swith both federal and state government agencies. Once filed, the New Mexico Attorney Generals office issues the charity a letter attesting that it is in good standing as far as filing the tax documents and financial reports required by the New Mexico Charitable Organizations and Solicitations Act. APNM annually receives such a letter from the Attorney Generals office.
3. Non-profit organizations must be incorporated, have articles of incorporation and bylaws on file with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (formerly, the State Corporation Commission), and periodically file various reports with this agency. You can call the Corporation Bureau (505/827-4508) or visit the Regulation Commissions web site at www.nmprc.state.nm.us to check on the charitys standing. For a modest fee, you can also obtain copies of the incorporating documents, amendments etc. from the Commission.
4. Online, charities throughout the nation are listed at www.guidestar.org, billed as the Donors Guide to the Charitable Universe. To check APNMs (or any other charitys status), go to the site map and enter the name of the name of the organization in which you are interested. Click on the organizations record. Its assets and income will be displayed. You can view its tax return by selecting more financial information. The New Mexico Attorney Generals office is linking its own web site with the Guidestar site so prospective donors can access this kind of information at all times.
Consistent compliance with these regulations is one more reason APNM donors can give with confidence. APNM welcomes your membership gifts, estates, and stock.