All for Our Garden
The nonprofit Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden relies on ticket sales, garden visits, Gift Shop and Nursery sales, private donations and grants to operate. The Friends also work in partnership with Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension to support the horticulture team that takes care of the Garden. Our closure from mid March to mid June, 2020 and cancellation of major events, coupled with current restrictions curtailing our inability to present programs to drive admission income and retail sales, have had a significant impact on our overall operating budget.
Your Support is Critical, Now More than Ever
With a mission to inspire and educate through nature, Mounts Botanical Garden is in the unique position to educate all populations about the value of environmental stewardship, urban farming and gardening in the South Florida climate.
The Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden has strategically planned for future exhibitions, garden designs and innovative environmental education programs. Sustaining our programming and raising funds to ensure our stability as an organization stand at the top of our objectives at this uncertain time. No donation is too small. Every donation matters. Thank you!
2020 Tax Laws that Benefit Donors
Above-the-Line Deduction for Cash Contributions to Public Charity
Previously, for taxpayers who have not itemized deductions, they received no tax benefit as a result of charitable giving. Now, taxpayers who do not itemize can take advantage of a new, above-the-line deduction of up to $300 for amounts contributed to charity in 2020.
Cash Contributions to Public Charity if you Itemize
Previously, for taxpayers who itemized deductions, the contributions were limited to 60% of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). In 2020, there is no limit. Contributions can be Deductible to 100% of AGI.
IRA Charitable Rollover
One specific giving opportunity for donors 70 ½ or older, is the IRA Charitable Rollover. Donors can transfer up to $100,000 annually from IRA accounts to public charities like the Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden, Inc. without being subject to federal income taxes on the distribution. Take advantage of this opportunity by December 31st.
If you have questions, please consult your tax planning professional.
Ways to Give to the Garden
- CLICK to donate online right here!
- Checks payable to the Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden, Inc.
- Shop Amazon Smile – Amazon supports charities through Amazon Smile (www.smile.amazon.com). Just select Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden as your Charity of choice, or use this direct link to our CHARITY PAGE.
- Stock Gifts – contact Rwolberg@pbcgov.org for details
- Planned Giving & Bequests – In your Estate Planning, consider making Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden a beneficiary.
The Friends of The Mounts Botanical Garden, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. A copy of the official registration (Registration #CH9858) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the State of Florida, or online at https://www.freshfromflorida.