Gift and Estate Planning

Your Estate Can Change the World

Your Gift Matters

Protect Wildlife and Wild Places—Even Beyond Your Lifetime

Picture a world where people live in harmony with nature. Together, we can make that world possible. Your planned gift to WWF helps save a living planet for future generations. Explore how you can make WWF part of your legacy and, in doing so, protect life on Earth—today and for years to come.

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Ways to Give

Protect the Future of Nature

A Gift in Your Will

A gift in your will or living trust extends your protection of threatened species and their habitats—and often allows you to make an even bigger impact than you ever thought possible. Whether you give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, you can have an extraordinary, positive impact on our natural world.

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Beneficiary Designations

Naming WWF as a beneficiary of one of your assets, such as your retirement plan or life insurance policy, is a convenient way to conserve nature. All it takes are a few minutes and a simple form.

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Appreciated Securities

If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to meet the needs of both people and nature, consider a gift of appreciated securities. When you give appreciated stock, mutual funds, or bonds that you’ve owned for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction when you itemize.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

When you use cash or other assets to establish a charitable gift annuity at WWF, you’ll receive secure, fixed payments for life for you and/or someone you choose. You’ll also receive tax benefits. After your lifetime(s), the remaining balance will help reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

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Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to WWF and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

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Where Your Dollars Are Making a Difference

In 2019, WWF adopted the new accounting guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regarding revenue and expenses. While WWF’s level of activity (both revenue and expenses) remained in line with FY18, the financial statements show a decline in programmatic activity. The decline is primarily due to the adoption of the new FASB standards. Under the standards, WWF’s programmatic spending represented 81% of total expenses, fundraising made up 13%, and finance and administration accounted for a modest 6%. Total net assets increased over FY18 to $375.0 million.

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If you would like to speak with someone immediately about how your estate gift can support sustainable solutions to protect species and habitat, please call us at 888-993-9455.