Legacy Giving

 

Become a Nisqually Natural Legacy Partner

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

By making a gift through your will or estate plan, you can help us protect the water, wildlife, and people of the Nisqually River Watershed for generations to come.

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. 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.

One of the easiest ways to create a lasting legacy in the Watershed is by leaving a bequest to the Nisqually Land Trust in your will.

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.

Here is some sample language to use. Remember, you should always speak with your attorney or estate planning professional about the type of gift that will work best for you.

  • 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.

Donating your retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is a smart way to make a gift to the Nisqually Land Trust. Did you know that your retirement assets may be taxed at 60%-65% if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis (such as real estate and stock) and give the retirement assets to the Nisqually Land Trust. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.

To leave your retirement assets to the Nisqually Land Trust you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan custodian. If you designate the Nisqually Land Trust as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

For additional giving opportunities, download our Planning Your Legacy brochure.

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.