WildEarth Guardians

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Legacy Giving

A legacy gift is one of the most impactful ways you can support WildEarth Guardians’ critical conservation work. Through a commitment in your will, living trust or other estate plans, you are leaving a legacy of protecting the wild for future generations.

As a legacy donor to WildEarth Guardians you become a member of our Aldo Leopold Society and join other generous and forward-thinking individuals who have already made this commitment to Guardians’ long-term success. A legacy gift of any amount can make a lasting difference in protecting the environment.

Aldo Leopold Society members are our most loyal champions and enjoy invitations to exclusive events, receive our biannual strategic update, our annual report and more, all while making an incredible impact on our work.

If you do not have an up-to-date plan in place, you can create your legal will for free using a trusted resource, FreeWill, which makes it simple to join the Aldo Leopold Society in just a few minutes by completing your estate plans and selecting WildEarth Guardians as a beneficiary. Please get in touch if you have any questions along the way!

Options for Giving


Make a gift for conservation in your will or living trust of a specific item or asset.  For example, a specific dollar amount, a percent of your total estate, real estate, or another valuable item.

Retirement Plan Assets

Use your tax deferred retirement plan assets to protect the wild by leaving WildEarth Guardians as your beneficiary.

Life Insurance Policies

Designate that all or a portion of your policy be paid to WildEarth Guardians.

Creating Your Legacy

At WildEarth Guardians, we believe in nature’s right to exist and thrive and we act on this belief with courage and compassion. Thank you for your commitment to protecting the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers and health of the American West.

Legal Name:  WildEarth Guardians

Address:  301 N. Guadalupe Street, Suite 201; Santa Fe, NM 87501

Federal Tax ID number:  85-0406306

We welcome the opportunity to talk to you in more detail about your legacy plans and answer any questions that you might have. To learn more about gift options and for help making the best decision for you, please contact Guardians’ Development Director, Kevin Gaither-Banchoff at (520)869-4673 or kevin@wildearthguardians.org today.

If you have already included WildEarth Guardians in your legacy plans and have yet to notify us of the details, please download and fill out our Legacy Gift Acknowledgement Form. The form can be emailed or mailed directly to the address above. Thank you for your support!

We recommend that you seek advice from your financial or legal advisor for more details on the tax benefits of each of these legacy gift options.