Ways to Give

Wills & Trusts

A few strikingly simple words can protect wildlife when you make a charitable bequest in your will or trust.

If your circumstances change you can always update your plans. Here are examples of the National Wildlife Federation's bequest language.

RESIDUAL BEQUEST LANGUAGE

A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

I give and devise to National Wildlife Federation, located in Reston, VA, all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST LANGUAGE

Naming National Wildlife Federation as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:

I give and devise to National Wildlife Federation, located in Reston, VA, the sum of $________ to be used for its general support.

CONTINGENT BEQUEST LANGUAGE

National Wildlife Federation or its affiliates can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:

If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to National Wildlife Federation, located in Reston, VA, the sum of $________ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general support.

Is the National Wildlife Federation already in your will and you haven’t told us yet? 
Please tell us about your gift.

Questions?
We have answers about gifts from your will or trust.

As conservationists, we instinctively know we're doing the right thing by nurturing the future of the National Wildlife Federation with our contributions.

The National Wildlife Federation Philanthropy Team is ready to help you or your advisor chart your course with a Legacy Gift.

Start the conversation by calling 800-332-4949 or legacy@nwf.org

The National Wildlife Federation's TAX ID# 53-0204616

Thank you for visiting the Legacy Society (our online "habitat") and remember…our plans depend on your plans!