Donating Stock or Other Securities
You can use your portfolio to support wildlife conservation around the world. Please contact our office for more details at 650-949-3533.
Giving through Your Employer
Many employers match charitable donations, increasing the impact of your donation on wildlife conservation. Check with your company to find out if they will match your donation.
WCN is also a participating member of Aid for Africa, a unique partnership of nonprofit organizations serving families and communities throughout Africa. Donate to WCN as part of the Combined Federal Campaign through Aid for Africa. CFC# 63038.
Tribute & Memorial Gifts
You can make a donation on behalf of, in honor of, or in memory of someone through our online donation form (on the second page of the form) or by calling our office at 650-949-3533. If you include contact details for that person, they will receive an email with a photo of the animal the donation is supporting and information about the project that the donation is supporting.
Estate and Gift Planning
Bequests and other planned gifts from forward-thinking individuals play a crucial role in Wildlife Conservation Network's continued ability to save endangered species by supporting innovative and effective conservation entrepreneurs.
If you are considering including WCN in your estate planning, we hope this information will help you make choices on the gifts that can help you accomplish multiple goals with your donation. Making a planned gift to WCN offers you a flexible and simple way to combine your love of wildlife with financial planning. A planned gift may help you give more to wildlife conservation than you thought possible while still providing you or someone you designate with favorable financial and/or tax benefits. All gifts will be used for the highest good toward preserving animals and their habitats for generations to come.
Listed below are some examples of the types of assets you can use to fund a planned gift to Wildlife Conservation Network. This information is meant as a general guide about ways of giving and potential financial benefits and is not meant to provide tax or legal advice. Before making a gift, you should consult with your attorney or financial advisor.
Types of Gifts:
Will or Revocable Trust
Through your will or revocable living trust you can specify some or all of your assets come to WCN after your lifetime and which species you would like to support.
Naming WCN as one of the beneficiaries or sole beneficiary of your retirement plan is a simple way to support WCN. In addition, the proceeds would be tax free for WCN, whereas the income would be taxable to your heirs.
When your family's needs change and you no longer feel you need a life insurance policy, designating WCN as beneficiary or sole owner of your policy is a simple, tax-efficient way to give. After your lifetime, the benefits from your policy pass to WCN free of federal estate tax.
Bank, Brokerage and Other Accounts
Naming WCN as the beneficiary of an account, such as a bank or brokerage account, or an asset, such as a certificate of deposit (CD), means the asset will pass directly to WCN after your lifetime.
Click here for Legal Designation Language to include WCN in your estate plans.
For more information, please contact the WCN office at 650-949-3533