Matching Programs

Supercharge your contribution by leveraging your company’s generosity! We determine membership level based on the combined contribution of you and your company. We have already completed the paperwork necessary for the companies listed above and we are happy to assist you in getting TTF approved in your company’s system.

Matching Gifts:
Many employers match gifts to approved organizations made by their employees. Matching funds are usually available for gifts of cash and/or stock.

We currently receive employer matching funds from: National Instruments, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Dell Direct Giving Campaign, Charles Schwab Foundation, Salesforce Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, Network for Good, Samsung, Freescale Employee Giving Campaign, Lighthouse Solar, RGM Advisors, Network for Good, The Boston Consulting Group, Apple Matching Gifts Program, Network for Good, ED Foundation, Truist, FirstGiving Inc., United Way, Amazon Smile Foundation, ILiveHereIGiveHere (Amplify), Gusto, Oxford Commercial and others.

Payroll Deduction:
Payroll deduction makes it easy to give! We currently receive funds through payroll deduction from Microsoft, National Instruments (via United Way), Intel (via United Way) and Dell.

Donate Your Car

Interested in donating your vehicle to an organization you believe in? It’s easy to make a contribution that supports the Trail at Lady Bird Lake!

Here’s how it works:

  • Just call Toll-Free 1-877-95-TRAIL (1-877-958-7245) or email at your convenience donations@charitableautoresources.com to speak to a Vehicle
    Donation Representative. The Representative will schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you, and provide you with confirmation of your donation.
  • If the gross proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle are $500 or more and if you provide your social security number to the Representative at the
    time of your donation, you will also receive an IRS tax form 1098C stating the sale price of the vehicle. This amount is what you actually claim on the
    itemized tax return.
  • According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us.

Read Lino Mendiola’s car donation story.

Shop with Amazon Smile to Benefit TTF

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Trail Foundation when you use Amazon Smile for TTF. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support TTF every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Trail Foundation.

Shop Amazon Smile for TTF!

Endowment Fund

We are accepting donations for our Endowment Fund at the Austin Community Foundation. Endowment funds will assure the long term maintenance of our projects at the Trail.

Please contact Rachel Rountree to discuss the Endowment Fund or go to the Austin Community Foundation website.

Planned Giving

It is possible to leave a gift to the Trail upon your passing. This can be accomplished in a number of ways from the very simple to the highly complex.We can work with you and your financial and legal advisors to explore the type, timing, and size of gift that best fits your situation.

Please consider including The Trail Foundation in your will or as a beneficiary of your life insurance or IRA.

Gifts of Stock

We can accept gifts of stock and are happy to work with you and your financial advisor to determine what works for you.

If you are transferring the stock from your account to ours, your financial institution will need the following address:
Town Lake Trail Foundation
c\o Raymond James ( 512 306-2555)
DTC #0725
Acct #26794936

If you hold the stock in certificate form you may simply mail it to us at:
The Trail Foundation
P.O. Box 5195
Austin, TX 78763

Please enclose a letter stating that you wish to transfer ownership to The Trail Foundation and sign the letter exactly as your name appears on the certificate. If the certificate is issued in more than one name, all owners must sign exactly as their name appears on the certificate. Do not sign the certificate itself! Once we receive the certificate we will send you a stock power that will be used to make the certificate negotiable.