1 | Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Provide a meaningful gift that leaves a lasting legacy

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Benefits of Planned Giving

Including the National Forest Foundation in your estate plan is a simple way to make a lasting gift to the waters, wildlife habitats and wild places treasured by you and your loved ones, and can have profound financial benefits for you as well.

A planned gift can help you to:

  • Fulfill your philanthropic goals.
  • Reduce income taxes through a charitable deduction for a future gift.
  • Avoid capital gains tax on gifts of long-term appreciated property.

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Types of Planned Gifts

Of course, the simplest kind of current giving is either online or by check. You can also give securities like stocks that have increased in value which provides significant tax benefits back to you. Click here to learn more. Finally, you can also make a gift of land, valuable personal property, or even a business or partnership interest. We are always available to work with you to fulfill your or your family’s charitable goals, answer your questions, and help you make the best giving decisions.

Bequests (Your Will)

Create Your Legacy with the National Forest Foundation

When you make a gift in your will, you’re not just supporting the National Forest Foundation, you’re building a legacy that restores and enhances National Forests and Grasslands for generations to come. The NFF has partnered with FreeWill to help you do this conveniently and at no cost.

Ready to get started? You can create your legal will for free using this trusted resource from FreeWill, which makes it simple to start your legacy with the NFF in a few minutes online. If you would prefer to finalize your will with an attorney, you can also save time (and fees) by using FreeWill to document your wishes first.

If you leave your gift to the NFF unrestricted, it allows it to be used for our highest conservation priorities.


Marcus Selig, Chief Conservation Officer, at 720.437.0290 or [email protected]

Legal Designation

Your gifts to the National Forest Foundation should be titled as follows:

The National Forest Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and existing under the laws of the State of Montana, with principal business address of Fort Missoula Road, Building 27 Suite 3, Missoula, Montana 59804

NFF Tax ID: 52-1786332

Date of Incorporation: July 13, 1993

We recommend that you discuss your plans with your attorney or financial advisor to best advise you in light of your individual circumstances.

Please contact us if you have named the National Forest Foundation in a planned gift. | Marcus Selig, Chief Conservation Officier | [email protected] | 720.437.0290