Your legacy fuels the fight for a healthy and just world. Make Friends of the Earth part of your life story by naming us in your will, trust, retirement plans, or financial accounts. These gifts provide lasting support for the planet.
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Creating Your Will
Friends of the Earth has partnered with FreeWill to provide a simple and free way to create or update your will. Click here to begin. Including a gift to Friends of the Earth is a powerful way to protect the planet for decades to come.
This tool is free to you whether you choose to include a gift to Friends of the Earth or not. It can be used to create a legal will or to prepare before working with a lawyer near you.
Designating Friends of the Earth as a beneficiary of all or part of your 401(k), IRA or other qualified plan is one of the easiest ways to commit to the future of our planet. Obtain a Designation of Beneficiary Form from your retirement plan administrator and complete as directed. Another step may be required to designate your 401(k); please contact Anna Babcock at [email protected] or (202)222-0716 for assistance.
Tax ID/Legal Language
Here is some suggested wording to include Friends of the Earth in your will or estate plans:
“After taking care of all expenses, debts, and other specific provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath ___% of the rest and residue [or $___ if a specific amount] to Friends of the Earth, a Washington, DC charitable organization [Tax ID# 23-7420660] currently having offices at 1101 15th St, NW, Washington, DC 20005.“
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The purpose of this information is to provide general gift and financial planning information. It is not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For assistance in planning charitable gifts with tax and other financial implications, the services of appropriate advisors should be obtained. Tax deductions vary based on applicable federal discount rates, which can change on a monthly basis. Some opportunities may not be available in all states.