Planned Giving Options
Meeting Your Charitable and Financial Goals
If you have a passion for land, water and wildlife conservation and wish to leave a legacy for future generations in the Wood River Valley, please consider making a planned gift to WRLT. You can choose to support us in many different ways during your lifetime or upon your death. Planned gifts not only have an extraordinary impact on our work and help ensure our long term success and stability, but the method of giving you choose may offer significant benefits to you and your family.
Ways of Giving – Create Your Legacy
- Life Insurance Policies
- Retirement Assets
- Gifts of Real Estate
- Life Income Gifts
- Outright Gifts
- Other Common Ways to Give
As an accredited land trust, we understand that permanent land protection requires a strong and solvent organization, a robust stewardship program to manage and defend protected lands, and a board of directors that excels at leading the organization. The accreditation seal guarantees you that we have the systems in place to ensure the long-term success of our organization and the permanent protection of the lands we together have protected.
We know that charitable giving is personal and that each gift is given thoughtfully. We welcome unrestricted gifts since such gifts provide the flexibility to use the funds where they are most needed. You may also assign your gift to a particular fund within WRLT (see funds below). By indicating unrestricted or the specific fund name, we will allocate your funds as you wish.
Open Space Fund: This fund is used to buy or otherwise protect land. It is used when we have to move quickly or risk losing a property. Properties whose protection was assisted by this fund include Rock Creek Ranch and Colorado Gulch.
Legacy Fund: This fund was created in the nature of an endowment fund. The principal of this fund is to produce income for operations in accordance with guidelines established by the Finance Committee and to provide a source of cash to meet emergency financial needs.