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Planned Giving, Wills & Bequests

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At Earth Island we often speak of the “power of one”—one voice, one activist—inspiring many to take direct action on behalf of the conservation, preservation and restoration of the Earth. A bequest can be that voice, supporting and inspiring citizen activists for generations to come. By having an estate plan, you can ensure that your assets are distributed according to your personal, financial, and philanthropic goals. And one doesn’t necessarily need “significant assets” or an “estate plan” in order to include Earth Island in one’s will.

A bequest can designate Earth Island as the beneficiary of a retirement fund, a bank account, an insurance policy, or real estate. Gifts can be made of a specific dollar amount, a percentage, or even specific assets. If you choose to set up a bequest, we suggest you list Earth Island as follows:

“Earth Island Institute, a non-profit organization organized and existing under the laws of California, and with a current business address of 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704. Federal ID #94-2889684.”

We hope you will consider Earth Island as you are planning for the future. We encourage you to consult with an attorney or estate specialist to guide you in making the best possible choice for your own legal and financial situation.

We are available to work with you and your financial advisors to plan the kind of giving that works best for you. Please feel free to contact us at by sending an e-mail to this email address or call Kevin Connelly, our Associate Director at 510.859.9155.