Legacy Gifts


By making a charitable bequest to the New Forests Project, you can ensure that your contributions will leave a lasting impact on the organization and, more importantly, on the projects we support.

How does a legacy gift work?

Adding the New Forests Project to your will, leaving a charitable bequest, is a simple way to make sure that your charitable donations continue for years to come. The process is simple, allows for changes at any time, and can provide tax relief from estate taxes.

To leave a legacy gift, simply include a sentence in your will or trust designating a gift for our organization.

Why leave a legacy gift?

OUR FUTURE: Charitable bequests give our organization a more stable financial future and ensure the continuing success of our reforestation projects throughout the developing world.

YOUR FUTURE: Charitable bequests ensure that your estate is left in a way that allows for continued giving in any way that you see fit. The full amounts of these bequests also serve as estate tax charitable deductions.

What language should I include in my will or trust?

The following serves as a guide for specific language to be included in your will or trust.

“I give and bequeath to The Administrators of (The International Center) [the sum of $______] [____ percent of my residuary estate] [the following property] to be used for the New Forests Project’s reforestation/sustainable agriculture efforts.