Planned Giving: Your lasting gift to the environment

Your legacy can play an important role in ensuring that we continue fighting for the environment, communities and the climate for generations to come.

Many of us have been thinking about the kind of legacy we want to leave behind. Current threats to our climate, communities, wildlife will continue beyond our lifetimes. By making a planned gift to Crag–such as a bequest, a charitable trust, a beneficiary gift or a qualified charitable contribution through your retirement fund – you can make it your legacy to leave the world safer for future generations. We know that thinking about what the world will be like after we are gone is a difficult topic. We ask you to consider including Crag in your will or estate to propel our efforts forward into the next generation. A gift of this nature allows us to do what we do best: offer free legal support to people and groups who are fighting to protect our communities, climate and the wild for now and for future generations.

On this page, we provide a basic overview of planned giving options. Ask your attorney or trusted financial adviser to help you find the best type of planned gift for your situation, which may include naming Crag in your will through a bequest or as a beneficiary in a retirement plan or charitable trust. Crag Law Center cannot and will not provide legal advice on this particular matter.

No matter where you are in life, a legacy commitment to Crag can make a meaningful impact for future generations. If you have included or are considering a gift to Crag Law Center as part of your will or estate plan, please let us know by filling out this form.

Wills & Living Trusts: The No Cost Way to Increase Your Impact

A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure your values live on is by leaving Crag a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest. By including Crag as a beneficiary in your will or living trust, you can leave a lasting legacy of legal aid for the environment for generations to come (and possibly receive tax benefits now). This is the most common way of leaving a legacy to Crag. There is no minimum bequest required and you can change your beneficiaries at any time.
Whether you wish to leave us your real property or name us in your life-insurance policy, your bequest gift will help ensure the continued strength of work and will make your voice for environmental justice and conservation heard well into the next century. There are many types of bequests. Please click here to learn more about what one might be right for you and get sample language to include in your bequest.

Once you have chosen the most appropriate type of bequest for your legacy gift, please supply your attorney or other advisor with the following information:

  • Legal Name: Crag Law Center
  • Address: 3141 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
  • Federal Tax ID Number: 93-1323758

Although a bequest is a very personal affair, we would like the opportunity to thank you personally and acknowledge you.

Please let us know of your intention to include Crag in your will or trust, or you may ask your attorney to inform us by filling out this form.

Beneficiary Designations: Support Crag for Generations to Come

Naming Crag as a beneficiary of assets such as retirement plans or life insurance policies is an easy way to ensure your support continues for generations to come.

If you want to make a simple, tax-wise gift, you can name Crag as a beneficiary for part or all of what remains in your retirement account when you no longer need it. This includes your individual retirement accounts (IRAs), Keogh plans, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans and other qualified pension plans. The proceeds of these plans will be distributed outside probate and are entirely free from federal estate tax.

For more details, click here.

Not only is it an easy way to give, but it’s also flexible—you aren’t locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust your beneficiary designations anytime you want at no cost.

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Important Information

Remember, everyone’s tax situation is different, so the tax law’s effects on your bequest will be unique to you.

If you make the choice to leave a legacy to Crag, thank you! Here is important information to help you finalize your legacy gift:

  • Legal description: Crag Law Center, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
  • Legal Name: Crag Law Center

  • Address: 3141 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
  • Federal Tax ID Number: 93-1323758

The information provided on this page is general in nature. Please contact your professional tax adviser and/or attorney to learn how these options may relate to your individual circumstances. Crag Law Center is a nonprofit organization with a solid record of fiscal responsibility and conservation achievement since 2001. Crag cannot and will not provide legal advice for planned giving decisions. All gifts may have tax-deductible benefits and will help promote conservation and environmental justice through legal aid for the environment.

For more details on leaving a legacy to Crag, please contact Suzanne Savell, Development Director.


Phone number: (503) 525-2724

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