Legacy Giving

The Healthy Planet Legacy Society

What do you want your legacy to be? A planned gift to Acterra will leave a lasting legacy that preserves a sustainable environment for future generations. Financial commitments in your will, living trust or other estate plans can provide enduring support for Acterra. Flexible options are available that work with estates of all sizes and that ensure your family and philanthropic giving priorities are honored.

If you have included Acterra in your plans, we hope that you will let us know. This helps guide our long-term planning and allows us to share our thanks for your gift to future generations. We would also appreciate the opportunity to welcome you into the Healthy Planet Legacy Society.

To request information or notify us of a planned gift, contact Megan O'Mahony at 650.962.9876 x308 or megan.omahony@acterra.org.

How to Leave Acterra in Your Will
A bequest in a will or living trust is one of the most common and simple types of planned gifts. You can specify your bequest to Acterra as a particular dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, the residue of your estate, or a specific asset such as real estate or securities. Bequests will be distributed after all debts, taxes, and expenses of your estate have been paid.

In your will or living trust, Acterra should be designated as:
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet
A California non-profit corporation
3921 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, California 94303
Tax ID#: 23-7064937

Sample Language:
I give, devise, and bequeath (choose one: __percent of my estate, __dollars, __percent of the residue of my estate) to Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet (Tax ID #23-7064937), a California non-profit corporation, to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet, shall, in its discretion, determine.

Please consult your professional legal or tax advisor about making a planned gift.