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

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Grand Canyon Association's Bequest Language

One way for you to support Grand Canyon Association's mission is to leave us a bequest. A bequest is a gift made to charity in your will or trust. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity during your life. Another benefit is that by making a bequest you are able to leave a lasting legacy.

Types of Bequests


There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to Grand Canyon Association. You can leave what is called a specific bequest. A specific bequest involves making a gift of a specific asset such as real estate, a car, other property or a gift for a specific dollar amount. For example, you may wish to leave your home or $10,000 to Grand Canyon Association. 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 Association.

Another kind of bequest is called a residual bequest. A residual bequest is a bequest that is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving of a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to Grand Canyon Association.

Bequest Benefits


There are no limitations on bequest gifts. Bequests may be made for a general or specific purpose. 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 bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Grand Canyon Association in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.

1. Bequest of a specific dollar amount

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

2. Bequest of specific personal property

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

4. Bequest of percentage of an estate

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

The mission of Grand Canyon Association is to inspire people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations.

We support Grand Canyon National Park in its goals to provide enriching and fulfilling visitor experiences and protecting the park for future generations. We will achieve this by establishing a continuous and growing funding stream, providing enhanced educational experiences, and engaging advocates for the park.

Contact Us


Please contact us if you have any questions about how to make a bequest to Grand Canyon Association 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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