Gift and estate planning is an extraordinarily flexible and simple way to meet your philanthropic and financial goals. Whatever your stage in life, your financial circumstances and your charitable goals, let us show you how you can make a gift that benefits you and your loved ones as well as the natural world you care about.
Take a look at the gift types below—outright, through your estate, income-producing or other types—and explore the features and tax benefits that appeal most to you and best fit your individual needs. Contact our Gift Planning specialists if you would like further information or to obtain a free confidential and no obligation proposal.
Support The Nature Conservancy’s work and retain control of your assets during your lifetime. Create a legacy that reflects your values by making a bequest. Read more about bequest gifts
Simple to make. Maximize your charitable deduction and provide funds for conservation immediately. Find more about gifts of cash
Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is quick and simple and may provide you with significant tax benefits. Learn about making a gift with stock
Give an interest in a closely held or family business. Read more about gifts of business interests
Name the Conservancy as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and save on estate taxes. Learn about naming the Conservancy as a beneficiary
(May also be given outright, please contact us for more information.)
Transfer an interest in a real estate or a business interest to The Nature Conservancy, while honoring your life’s work and/or diversifying your assets. Find more about gifts of partnership interests
Donate books, artwork or equipment to support lands and waters around the world and save on taxes. Read more about personal property
Donate residential, commercial or undeveloped real estate and provide support for conservation while saving on taxes and reducing responsibilities associated with property ownership. Try our real estate gift guide
Give The Nature Conservancy your house and continue to live there rent-free. Learn about retained life
Name The Nature Conservancy as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401k and other qualified plan through this tax-efficient gift. Read about gifts through your retirement plan
Support the natural world while providing fixed income for life—for yourself or up to two beneficiaries. May also provide significant tax benefits. Learn more about charitable gift annuities
Provide funds for conservation while meeting future financial needs. Defer your annuity payments and receive higher income payments—for yourself or up to two beneficiaries. May also provide significant tax savings. Find more about deferred gift annuities
Secure lifetime income for yourself and deliver significant support to us. Similar to a mutual fund, your gift of cash or securities to our Pooled Income Fund is comingled with those of other donors and you receive a pro rata share of the fund’s dividends and interest. Read about pooled income funds
Provides income for life and tax benefits. Flexible funding options are available. Learn about remainder annuity trusts
Meet multiple goals with our most-flexible life-income gift. May provide a hedge against inflation. Various funding options are available. Read more about charitable unitrusts
This part-gift/part-sale gives you a charitable deduction plus cash. Find more about charitable bargain sales
Freeze the taxable value of your appreciating assets: use them to make gifts today, then pass them on to family later. Read more about charitable lead trusts
Manage your charitable giving through this convenient, flexible and cost-effective alternative to establishing a private foundation. Learn about donor advised funds
One gift in your estate can benefit both your family and The Nature Conservancy. Read about testamentary life-income gifts
Have you made a gift through your estate plans? Please let us know.
Considering a planned gift? Request your personal proposal today.
Questions? Contact our gift planners.
You can protect rivers and other natural places by making a planned gift with The Nature Conservancy. Contact us today.