Leave your Legacy at Grand Canyon

  • Support a cause that's important to you with a planned gift
  • Put your assets to work with our tax-efficient charitable strategies
  • Take advantage of the many tax benefits of making a gift

 

Grand Canyon Conservancy's Bequest Language

An impactful way for you to support Grand Canyon Conservancy's (GCC) mission is to leave a bequest in your will or trust to the park's greatest need, or a specific program. One significant benefit of making this type of gift is that it allows you to continue to use the assets you will leave to GCC during your life. Another benefit is that by making a bequest to Grand Canyon Conservancy, you are able to leave a lasting legacy for the future preservation and protection of this incredible place.
 

Types of Bequests


There are a number of ways you can make a planned gift to GCC. You can leave a specific bequest by with a gift of a specific asset such as real estate a specific dollar amount. For example, you may wish to leave your home or $10,000 to Grand Canyon Conservancy. Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to Grand Canyon Conservancy.

Another kind of bequest is called a residual bequest which comes from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests.  For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to Grand Canyon Conservancy.
 

Bequest Benefits


Bequests may be made for a general or specific purpose, but should you wish to apply your bequest to a specific purpose, please contact a member of the Philanthropy Department (928.863.3883) to discuss your wishes. All bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes. If you have a taxable estate, the estate tax charitable deduction may offset or eliminate estate taxes resulting in a larger inheritance for your heirs.
 

Bequest Language


In order to make a planned gift, you should speak with your attorney who can help you include a bequest to Grand Canyon Conservancy in your estate plan. We have provided some basic language to assist you and your attorney.
 

1. Bequest of a specific dollar amount

"I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [$Dollars] to Grand Canyon Conservancy, a non-profit organization located at P.O. Box 399, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, Federal Tax ID: 86-0179548, for Grand Canyon Conservancy's general use and purpose."

2. Bequest of specific personal property

"I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [Description of Property] to Grand Canyon Conservancy, a non-profit organization located at P.O. Box 399, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, Federal Tax ID: 86-0179548, for Grand Canyon Conservancy's general use and purposes."

3. Bequest of specific real estate

"I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at [Address or Description of Property] to Grand Canyon Conservancy, a non-profit organization located at P.O. Box 399, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, Federal Tax ID: 86-0179548, for Grand Canyon Conservancy's general use and purposes."

4. Bequest of a percentage of an estate

"I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [Percentage of Your Estate] to Grand Canyon Conservancy, a non-profit organization located at P.O. Box 399, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, Federal Tax ID: 86-0179548, for Grand Canyon Conservancy's general use and purpose."

Thank you for considering being part of the Bright Angel Circle, helping to advance our  mission to inspire people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations.

Contact Us


Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a bequest to Grand Canyon Conservancy or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a bequest to us.
 
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