Willed Gifts and Endowments Are you concerned about protecting the natural beauty and character of our Trinidad coast for present and future generations? Please consider making a charitable gift of property, stocks or cash in your will or living trust ('planned giving') to benefit the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. We will work with professional financial advisors at Humboldt Area Foundation to create a plan that works best for your needs and wishes.
Please contact our Land Trust Executive Director Ben Morehead to discuss more. 707-677-2501
Leave A Lasting Legacy for Future Generations No matter how large or small, a planned gift (land and/or financial assets) will continue your dedication to conservation beyond your lifetime. Planned gifts will help to ensure the long-term financial strength of our community volunteer land trust, allowing us to respond to protect threatened lands, and to secure and restore public trails and beach access under our care.
If you already have a will or living trust, you can easily amend that document to add a beneficiary. Depending on the method and timing of your gift, you may: reduce your income tax, capital gains, and/or estate taxes while retaining control of your assets.
Our land trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and has a fund with the Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) where individuals can make a donation and or one can create a bequest in a will or trust. For example, when long-time Trinidad resident and land trust founding member Herman Iverson passed away, his family set up a Memorial Fund with HAF. Our land trust receives an annual donation payment from this fund to support land conservation. Please contact Ben Morehead at our Land Trust, or Chris Witt at HAF (442-2993), and or a financial planner or attorney for more about how you can create a lasting legacy through a donation or bequest.
If you are considering naming the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust in your will, the following language may be helpful: “I give the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, a 501(c) (3) Nonprofit Corporation, Tax ID# 94-2552913 incorporated in the State of California, and having its principal offices at PO BOX 457, Trinidad, CA 95570 the sum of $__ (or alternately, __percent of the residuary of my estate), for its general purposes to protect and conserve land and water resources for public benefit.”
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