Legacy Giving

 Become a Nisqually Natural Legacy Partner


Nisqually Land Trust Brochure – Planning Your Legacy

 

The Nisqually Land Trust has pledged to care forever for land that you are helping conserve today.

Creating a will ensures that you can provide for the people, places and causes that matter most in your life through your estate. Legacy giving is a way for you to make charitable gifts that integrate your personal, financial and estate plans.

You should always speak with your attorney or estate planning professional about the type of gift that will work best for you.

Bequests
A bequest is the gift of an asset made through your will or trust. It is actually an easy way to leave a legacy. We have provided some sample language for you below.In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney, who can help you include the Land Trust in your estate plan.

  • Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount:  I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Nisqually Land Trust, a nonprofit organization located at 100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA, 98516, Federal Tax ID #91-1484518, for Nisqually Land Trust’s general use and purpose.
  • Bequest of Specific Personal Property (Donation of Goods): I hereby give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Nisqually Land Trust, a nonprofit organization located at 100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA, 98516, Federal Tax ID #91-1484518, for Nisqually Land Trust’s general use and purpose.
  • Bequest of Specific Real Estate (Donation of Land):  I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Nisqually Land Trust, a nonprofit organization located at 100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA, 98516, Federal Tax ID #91-1484518, for Nisqually Land Trust’s general use and purpose.

 

Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA)
You can make a gift to the Land Trust and receive guaranteed fixed payments (rates vary) for life as well as significant tax benefits: You’ll receive a federal income-tax deduction for a portion of your gift, effectively increasing the yield from your annuity. And if you fund your annuity with appreciated securities, no capital-gains tax will be due on the transfer.

Charitable Lead Trust (CLT)*
You transfer your cash or property to a trust that makes payments to us for a number of years and then passes the trust property to your family without additional tax.

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)*
You transfer your cash or property to fund a charitable trust, which makes payments for your lifetime or a number of years and then passes the remainder to the Land Trust.

Bargain Sale
We purchase your property for under fair market value and you receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price. Please note that real estate transactions are subject to habitat quality evaluation.

Life Estate Reserved
You give your residential/farm property to the Land Trust and you retain the right to live on/use the property for your lifetime. Please note that real estate transactions are subject to habitat quality evaluation.

We invite you to join our Natural Legacy Partners, a circle of supporters who have included the Nisqually Land Trust as a beneficiary in their estate plans. With your help, we can secure a bright future for the water, wildlife and friends of the Nisqually River Watershed. PLEASE NOTIFY US if you would like more information on our planned giving program or if you are planning on including the Nisqually Land Trust in your will so we can work with you to ensure that your gift will be used as you wish. We appreciate your generous support of the Nisqually Watershed.

*We’ve established the Nisqually Land Trust Endowment Fund with our local community foundations, the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Your contribution is an investment in conservation that will live on long after the gift is given. The Endowment Fund is invested to produce current income and growth of the principal. It provides us with a stable funding source to help ensure the permanent conservation of the Nisqually Watershed’s rich natural legacy.

The Nisqually Land Trust is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.