All Giving Options

Explore All Types of Giving

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. Contact our Gift Planning specialists if you would like further information or to obtain a free confidential and no obligation proposal.

Gifts Through Your Will

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

Gifts of Assets
Real Estate

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


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

Retirement Plan Gifts

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

Gifts Through Your IRA

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth IRA to The Nature Conservancy. Find more on gifts through your IRA.

Life Insurance Gifts

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.)

Business Interests

Give an interest in a closely held or family business. Read more about gifts of business interests

Partnership Interests

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

Personal Property

Donate books, artwork or equipment to support lands and waters around the world and save on taxes. Read more about donating personal property

Retained Life Estate Gifts

Give The Nature Conservancy your house and continue to live there rent-free. Learn about retained life estate gifts


Simple to make. Maximize your charitable deduction and provide funds for conservation immediately. Find out more about gifts of cash

Gifts That Pay You Back
Charitable Gift Annuities

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

Deferred 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

Pooled Income Funds

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

Unitrust Gifts

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

Other Types of Gifts
Charitable Bargain Sales

This part-gift/part-sale gives you a charitable deduction plus cash. Find more about charitable bargain sales

Charitable Lead Trusts

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

Donor Advised Funds

Manage your charitable giving through this convenient, flexible and cost-effective alternative to establishing a private foundation. Learn about donor advised funds

Testamentary Life-Income Gifts

One gift in your estate can benefit both your family and The Nature Conservancy. Read about testamentary life-income gifts 

You can also try our gift planning tools.

Information that may interest you ...

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.


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