Sample Bequest Language for Planned Giving

A bequest is a simple way to support values-aligned causes and organizations in your will. Bequests may be Restricted - focused toward particular projects of aspects of the work, or Unrestricted -where it is the organization's discretion how the funds will be used.

We've included some sample language for both kinds of bequests, below. Our Washington State UBI is 601-091-179.  Federal EIN is 26-2272458

Unrestricted Bequest

An unrestricted bequest is one intended for the general and best use by Sacred Earth Foundation at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Such a bequest might read:

I give to Sacred Earth Foundation, a nonprofit corporation located in Goldendale, Washington, the sum of $__________ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein). The property comprising this gift may be used to further the charitable purposes of SEF at the discretion of its trustees.

 

Restricted Bequest

As with any gift, donors can restrict bequests for specific purposes. If you create a restricted bequest, please give the school flexibility to meet unforeseen circumstances.

Such a bequest might read:

I give to Sacred Earth Foundationl, a nonprofit corporation located in Goldendale, Washington, the sum of $__________ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) to be used for _______________________ (specify purpose). If, in the opinion of the trustees or their successors, the need for funds for the charitable purpose described above no longer exists at some future date, the trustees or their successors are authorized to use these funds in the best interest of SEF.

White Eagle Memorial Preserve

a Natural Burial Ground at Ekone Ranch