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Include LCV in Your Will or Estate Plans

Ensure a healthy and sustainable planet for future generations and establish your legacy with a planned gift.

Make a Difference for the Long Term

When you leave a gift to LCV in your will or estate plan, you help ensure our long-term ability to create a healthier, safer, and more prosperous climate for those who follow.

There are simple steps you can take right now to make sure your legacy includes building power for people and the planet. Adding LCV to your will, listing LCV as a beneficiary on your retirement account, and including LCV in your estate plans can ensure that your values live on for generations.

Take Charge of Your Legacy

Flexible planned giving options mean that you can make decisions now, adjust your plans later, and leave a planned gift that costs you nothing today. The benefits of leaving a planned gift include:

  • Provide for your loved ones while also helping to preserve our environment for future generations.
  • Leave a gift in honor or memory of someone special.
  • Retain control of your assets during your lifetime.
  • Change your beneficiaries at any time.
  • Choose the amount that works for you. (There is no minimum contribution.)
  • Remain anonymous if you choose.

Make a planned gift and join the LCV Legacy Society today.

Get Started With These Resources:

  • Add LCV as a Beneficiary

    Include LCV as a beneficiary — or a contingent beneficiary to be next in line after loved ones — of retirement accounts, life insurance policies, bank or brokerage accounts, donor-advised funds, and more. To do so, request a beneficiary designation form from your plan administrator, fill it out, and return it. Read more in our Guide to Planned Giving (PDF).

  • Create or Update Your Will or Living Trust

    You can make a gift through your will or living trust, also known as a bequest.

    • Thanks to LCV’s partnership with the online platform FreeWill, you can quickly and easily create or update a legally-valid will online, at no charge. Join the over 600,000 people who have used FreeWill to create or update their estate plans. Get started making your will for free at
    • You may also work in consultation with your legal and/or financial advisor to leave a specific amount or percentage of your estate to LCV.
  • Tax ID Number and Sample Legal Language

    To leave a gift for the environment in your will or trust, use the following language:

    “I hereby give and bequeath $__, or __ percent of the residue of my estate to The League of Conservation Voters, Inc., a Maryland nonprofit corporation exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, 740 15th St NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, Federal tax ID number 52-1733698.

  • Give Stocks or Securities

    Make a gift of appreciated securities — stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares — to LCV. (Please note that stock gifts to LCV, Inc. are not tax-deductible.) To do so, fill out this form and email it to Rowel Leung at

  • Already Included LCV in Your Will?

    By informing us of your plans, LCV can better allocate our resources to help people and the planet. If you’ve already included us in your will, let us know with this quick form.

We’re in it for the long haul — and you can be, too. Email us at to learn more, and download our Guide to Planned Giving (PDF) or view it below.


Guide to Planned Giving

“I wanted to include LCV in my will because LCV focuses on how local environmental action can make a big difference in our community.”

Lucinda, LCV Legacy Society Member, New Hampshire

Gifts to the League of Conservation Voters, a 501 (c)(4) nonprofit corporation, are not tax-deductible.

League of Conservation Voters – The information on this page is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.