Gift and estate planning

Borrowed from our children

"We don’t inherit this earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children."

 

 

Charitable gifts included as part of your estate can be a wonderful way to provide lasting support for the planet.  These gifts allow you to help us defend the environment while minimizing taxes and settlement costs and conserving more of your estate for loved ones.

Gifts through your will, living trust, retirement plans or other estate planning approaches will give you  the comfort of knowing that you are championing a healthy earth for future generations.  You will be making a real difference for those who follow.  

For more information at no obligation please contact our membership department toll free at 1 866-217-8499, ext. 212, or email .

If you do decide to include Friends of the Earth in your Estate plans, here is some suggested wording you can bring to your attorney:


"After taking care of all expenses, debts, and other specific provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath ___% of the rest and residue [or $___ if a specific amount] to Friends of the Earth, a Washington, DC charitable [Tax ID# 23-7420660] currently having offices at 1100 15th St, NW, Washington, DC 20005."

 

Other Planned Gifts

Clean Energy for the FutureThere are also other ways to leave your legacy.  Many gifts are simple to create and can even provide lifetime income and tax benefits.

You can support our work through a charitable gift annuity or special IRS approved charitable trust.  These arrangements are designed to give you and/or a loved one income for life while providing special tax benefits.  

Many supporters make tax-wise gifts of stock that have grown in value.  These contributions provide a charitable income tax deduction and reduce future taxes at the same time.

To learn how these or other options might work in your situation, please contact our membership department toll free at 1 866-217-8499, ext. 212 or via e-mail at .

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