Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now


You can leave the world a better place for generations to come by creating a gift that costs you nothing now.

If you have already included a gift in your estate plans to benefit the future of Earthjustice, be sure to let us know so that we may best honor your wishes.

Gifts in a Will

A gift in your will is one of the easiest ways you can ensure your legacy in the fight to protect people’s health, preserve magnificent places and wildlife, advance clean energy, and combat climate change.



Costs you nothing now to give in this way.



You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.




You can take care of loved ones AND the earth.




Your gift will create your legacy of defending the natural world.


Four simple, “no-cost-now” ways to give in your will

General gift
Leaves a gift of a stated sum of money in your will or living trust. For example, you might decide to leave each of your grandchildren $10,000. It’s considered to be ‘general’ because it doesn’t specify from where the money comes.
Residual gift
Leaves what is left over after all other debts, taxes, and other expenses have been paid.
Specific gift
Leaves a specific dollar amount, percentage, fraction, or specific items (collections, art, books, jewelry, and so on).
Contingent gift
Leaves a stated amount or share only if a spouse, family member or other heir/beneficiary does not live longer than you. In other words, your gift is contingent upon whether or not they survive after you.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

Gifts by beneficiary designation are among the simplest gifts to make. They do not require a visit to a lawyer, and you can change your beneficiaries at any time.

It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use with Earthjustice — and it costs nothing now.

By naming Earthjustice as a beneficiary of these assets, you can make the health of our planet for future generations a part of your enduring legacy.

Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:

Reduce or eliminate taxes on retirement assets

Reduce or avoid probate fees

No cost to you now to give

Create your legacy
with Earthjustice

Types of Gifts

A Gift of Retirement Funds

(a beneficiary of your retirement plan)

You can simply name Earthjustice as a beneficiary of your retirement plan to join the fight for a viable future.

Bank or brokerage accounts

This is one of the easiest gifts to give. The next time you visit your bank, you can name Earthjustice (Tax ID: 94-1730465) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward defending the earth for generations to come.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) residuals
What remains in a Donor-Advised Fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. When you name Earthjustice as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value, you become a champion for the natural world.

How to Change a Beneficiary Designation:

Login to your account or request a Change of Beneficiary Form from your custodian (the business holding your money or assets). Follow the links to change your beneficiary or fill out the form.


Be sure to spell the name of our organization properly: Earthjustice


Include our tax identification number: #94-1730465


Save or submit your information online or return your Change of Beneficiary Form.

Complimentary Planning Resources

Learn more about creating your environmental legacy.

Grand Gulch in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument is one of many magnificent places protected by Earthjustice.