Planned Giving

Planned giving, also known as legacy giving, allows you to leave a lasting impact while ensuring the protection of our natural spaces, wildlife habitats, and scenic landscapes.

How to Get Started

Bequest through FreeWill

To help you get started on your plans, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Inform us of your Bequest

Have you already included a gift in your will or trust? Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity.

Add us as a beneficiary

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate us as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets.


Many landowners who work with the Land Trust have deep roots on the Island and have a strong desire to help preserve their family heritage lands. Often, these families work with the Land Trust to place conservation easements on their land or sell their property at a significant discount from its market value. This offers a secondary benefit to the seller, who can claim the discount as a charitable contribution on their taxes.