A charitable bequest is a gift in your will to The Nature Trust of British Columbia. It is a wonderful, simple and effective way to help us protect critical habitat for wildlife, plants and fish and to ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Your gift will have an impact.

Why Leave a Legacy to The Nature Trust of BC

We have conservation experience

The Nature Trust of BC is a champion of sustaining nature in British Columbia. We have developed an exceptional level of conservation knowledge and expertise over the past four decades. We have a long record of  conservation accomplishments and of strong fiscal responsibility and management. And most importantly, all our funding stays right here in BC to support the work we do in this place we call home.

Your legacy gift will have a positive impact

From the tree-covered coast and dry interior grasslands to rushing rivers and lush wetlands, British Columbia provides a wealth of habitat supporting a spectacular array of living things.

How Your Gift Will Help

Your legacy gift will help us to continue to acquire and save British Columbia’s critical habitat on private land and to protect species at risk.

Your gift will also help us continue to care for this land in order to protect the natural diversity of wildlife, fish and plants – on the Englishman River on Vancouver Island; on the Adams River, renowned for its salmon run; in the Antelope-brush Conservation Area in the Okanagan and in the Hoodoos in the East Kootenay. These are some of the 175,000 acres (71,000 hectares) The Nature Trust of BC and our partners have acquired, protected and cared for since 1971.

Tax advantages

Creating a bequest in your will to The Nature Trust of BC is a long-term investment in our mission. It will also result in a tax receipt to your estate that can be used to offset 100% of the net income on your final tax return with excess amounts applied to taxes from the previous year.

Anyone Can Leave a Legacy to Nature

Making a bequest to The Nature Trust of British Columbia is simple to do. A charitable bequest provides you with flexibility and can be modified or updated.

Over the years we have received gifts large and small. All are important. By adding The Nature Trust of BC in your will, you will leave a legacy and ensure we continue the good work that you admire and support.

There Are Many Options for Donating

Your planned giving may take the form of cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, personal property or real estate.

It is most helpful if your gift can be used by The Nature Trust of BC where it is most needed, meaning that it is an undesignated gift. However, if you prefer to designate your gift, in other words, specify how the funds will be used, such as land management on a specific property or to the endowment, we would be happy to discuss this with you.

Sample Bequest Wording

When remembering The Nature Trust in your will, the correct legal name is The Nature Trust of British Columbia.

Residual Bequest

“I give to The Nature Trust of British Columbia, currently of 500 – 888 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3K4, the residue of my estate (or a percentage of the residue) to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of The Nature Trust of British Columbia shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”

Fixed Amount

“I give to The Nature Trust of British Columbia, currently of 500 – 888 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3K4, the sum of $ _______ to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of The Nature Trust of British Columbia shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”

Percentage of Estate

“I give to The Nature Trust of British Columbia, currently of 500 – 888 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3K4, _______ % of my estate to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of The Nature Trust of British Columbia shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”

Become a Visionary

By making a planned future gift to The Nature Trust of BC, you will leave a lasting legacy to nature. Your commitment will be recognized through our Visionary Conservation program which includes receiving copies of our semi-annual printed newsletter, annual report and invitations to events.

Bequests are personal matters. We encourage you to visit a lawyer or notary before finalizing your will.