Estate Planning


By leaving a gift in your will to Greenbelt Land Trust you are making a critical investment in land protection, while at the same time receive meaningful tax and financial benefits for yourself and your heirs.

When considering leaving a gift to Greenbelt Land Trust in your will, you should be familiar with all of the ways that a gift can be made, including bequests, trusts and gifts of real estate or retirement benefits. We encourage you to consult with your legal or financial advisors prior to making a planned gift to Greenbelt Land Trust.

“We know that the Greenbelt is committed to protecting our natural areas forever. We want to be a part of that promise to our community so that future generations can continue to enjoy the things that drew us here.” – Bob and Betty Griffiths

There are numerous planned giving options, including:

  • Bequests
  • Outright Gifts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Gift Annuities
  • Beneficiary Designation
  • Gifts of Stock

For your assistance, please see our Estate Planning Pamphlet, or contact Jessica McDonald via email or at 541.752.9609.

Including Greenbelt Land Trust in your will:

One of the simplest ways to make an important gift to preserve and protect nature is through your will. You can name Greenbelt Land Trust as the direct beneficiary of specific assets, a portion of percentage of your estate, or of your residual estate after payment of other bequests.

Bequests to Greenbelt Land Trust are free from federal estate tax, and can therefore offer substantial estate tax savings. There is no limit to the amount you can leave to Greenbelt Land Trust or to other charitable organizations in your will.

If you are considering leaving any real property to Greenbelt Land Trust through your estate plans, we invite you to contact our office to discuss how the gift may fit within the organization’s mission and gift acceptance policies.

Estate Planning Language

For gifts that will take effect after your lifetime, Greenbelt Land Trust should be named as the following:

“Greenbelt Land Trust, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Oregon in 1989, and with the principle business address of PO Box 1721, Corvallis, OR 97339, to be used to further the purposes of Greenbelt Land Trust”

Greenbelt Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax identification number is 94-311-3836.

How will your gift be invested?

Estate gifts to Greenbelt Land Trust are dedicated to private, voluntary land conservation and the ongoing care of those lands. Gifts may be left unrestricted – to be spent at the Board’s discretion. Funds may also be permanently restricted to one of our restricted funds, including: Endowment, Land Acquisition, Stewardship, or Trails.