The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, and we must leave the planet better for those we care about most. A planned gift through your estate is one of the smartest ways to support LCV’s work for decades to come.
A gift through your will or living trust, also known as a bequest, can support LCV’s long-term work to protect the environment for future generations. In consultation with a legal and/or financial advisor, you can name LCV to receive a specific amount or percentage of your estate, or you can name LCV as a contingent beneficiary to be next in line after loved ones. You can find sample legal language and more information about how to finalize a bequest below. Read more in our free guide (PDF).
To leave a gift for the environment in your will or trust, please 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.”
League of Conservation Voters
Tax ID# 52-1733698
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“I wanted to include LCV in my will because LCV focuses on how local environmental action can make a big difference in our community, and FreeWill made the process so simple and easy. With every step, you know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. I think this is a tremendous tool.” — Lucinda, LCV Legacy Society Member from New Hampshire
One of the simplest ways to leave a gift beyond your lifetime is to fill out a short form and sign your name. .You can include LCV as a beneficiary of retirement accounts, life insurance policies, bank or brokerage accounts, donor- advised funds, and more. Just request a beneficiary designation form from your administrator, fill it out, and return it. Read more in our free guide.
Another way you can make a transformational gift is by making a gift of appreciated securities—stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares—to League of Conservation Voters. Stock gifts to LCV, Inc. are not tax-deductible.
Please fill out this form and email it to Rowel Leung.
If you would like more information about creating a lasting environmental legacy, please contact us to work out a plan that meets your needs.
Kent Anderson, Director of Planned Giving
“My hope for my children and grandchildren is that we make the changes necessary so that our planet can be a hospitable place for life. I want them to be able to live without fear. That’s why I chose to make a gift to LCV in my will. LCV does the day-to-day work of following politicians and laws and regulations; we can trust LCV to steer us in the right direction, guiding us to leaders who support the environment. I’m glad that my gift will help this work continue.”
LCV Legacy Society Member from Virginia
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.