Estate Planning


Thank you for considering an estate gift – with your support, we can leave a legacy for generations to come. 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.” – Heritage Circle donors

There are numerous planned giving options, including:

  • Bequests
  • Outright Gifts
  • Gifts of Stock
  • Retirement Plan Designation
  • Life Insurance Policy Designation
  • Charitable Trusts

For your assistance, please see our Estate Planning Booklet, 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.

Greenbelt Land Trust may 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”

**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.

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. If you would like to discuss a restricted contribution, please contact  Jessica McDonald via email or at 541.752.9609.

Greenbelt Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax identification number is 94-3113836.

Join the Heritage Circle

When you notify us that Greenbelt has been listed in your estate plans, you enter a prestigious membership circle, our Heritage Circle. As a member, you will receive invitations to exclusive gatherings with Greenbelt Land Trust.

We appreciate your decision to name Greenbelt Land Trust in your estate. Please share your decision with us, so that we can honor you and your commitment. Click here for a printable Heritage Circle card that you can mail to us with your decision.

If you have any questions or would like more information about becoming a member of the Heritage Circle, please contact Jessica McDonald:

Please consult your financial adviser about making a legacy gift.