Planned Giving

There are a variety of ways that you can make a lasting contribution toward preserving Virginia’s open space and natural beauty. A bequest from your will, living trust, or other estate plans can help protect Virginia’s natural landscape for generations to come. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the potential benefits of making a gift from your estate plans to support the mission of VOF. For more information, please contact Leslie Grayson at (540) 347-7727.

VOF cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult with your attorney about the best way for you to support VOF through your estate plans.

A bequest to VOF may enable you to make a much larger gift than you ever thought possible. By naming VOF in your will or living trust, you can help ensure that Virginia’s open spaces are protected for future generations. Click here for sample bequest language.

Naming VOF as a beneficiary of a tax deferred retirement plan is an excellent way to help protect Virginia’s natural resources. To do this, simply use your plan’s beneficiary designation form. You will need the following information if you decide to designate VOF as a beneficiary of your retirement account:

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation
39 Garrett Street, Suite 200
Warrenton, VA 20186
Tax I.D. Number: 54-1038487

A retained life estate is a gift plan that allows you to donate your home, vacation home, or farm to VOF while retaining the right to use it for the rest of your life. An immediate charitable income tax deduction is allowed at the time of your gift. When your retained life estate ends, VOF can then use your property or the proceeds from the sale of your property for the purpose you designate.