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A planned gift is one of the most impactful ways you can support One Tree Planted’s critical mission to reforest the planet. By leaving a gift to One Tree Planted, you take a leading role in protecting our natural world for future generations to come.

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Our Promise: Your Legacy, Your Values, Your Will.

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in Your Will

Our Promise: Your Legacy, Your Values, Your Will.

We are committed to respecting the wishes of every member of our Legacy Circle. This is our promise to you:

  • Your Will is a private, personal document. We respect your privacy.
  • We understand and support the notion that your loved ones come first.
  • We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our areas of work that interest you most.
  • We will provide you and your loved ones with special opportunities to learn about our work in ways that are meaningful to you.
  • We deeply appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us.
Leave a Bequest/Gift in Your Will

Our Legacy Guide

Take a look at our detailed Legacy Guide to learn more about our areas of work that may be meaningful to you.

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Want to get started?

Here are the 3 most common Will options:


You can leave a specific dollar amount.


You can leave a residual bequest where you can donate a percentage or the remainder of your estate after other needs have been fulfilled.


You can leave a contingent bequest made on the condition of a certain event.

Your advisor will be able to provide final text, but this is a good place to start.

"I give One Tree Planted [the sum of $_________] or [___% of the residue of my estate.]"

You'll also need our address and our charitable registration number to properly update your Will:

One Tree Planted

145 Pine Haven Shores, Shelburne, VT 05482, United States

Charitable registration number/TAX ID: #46-4664562

Our Promise: Your Legacy, Your Values, Your Will.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate may include developed property, undeveloped property, or gifts subject to a prior life interest.

How it works:

  • Prior to acceptance of real estate, OneTree Planted shall require an initial environmental audit of the property.
  • You deed your property (such as a home, vacation home, commercial building or investment property) to One Tree Planted.
  • Prior to acceptance of real property, the gift shall be approved by the Gift Acceptance Committee with the advice of One Tree Planted's legal counsel.
Real Estate
Retirement Plans

Retirement Plans

One Tree Planted will accept gifts designating One Tree Planted as a beneficiary of retirement plans including, but not limited to, IRA’s, 401(k)'s 403 (b)'s and other plans.

How it works:

  • Your financial advisor and One Tree Planted can help you determine whether income from a gift plan or withdrawals from your retirement account would most benefit you and your family. 
  • You name One Tree Planted as the beneficiary of a qualifying retirement plan through a beneficiary designation form, ensuring assets will not be included in your taxable estate. An extra step may be required to designate a 401(k).
  • After your lifetime, the residue of your plan passes to One Tree Planted tax-free and to any other named heirs.
Our Promise: Your Legacy, Your Values, Your Will.

Life Insurance

How it works:

  • You can name One Tree Planted as primary beneficiary of your life insurance policy or as contingent beneficiary should your other beneficiaries not survive you.
  • Name One Tree Planted as beneficiary of a policy insuring your life. At death the benefits pass to One Tree Planted free of federal estate tax and are applied to the program designated by the donor.
Life Insurance
Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

  • Cash
  • Tangible Personal Property, including vehicles and electronic equipment
  • Remainder Interests in Property
  • Oil, Gas, and Mineral Interests
  • Bargain Sales

Want to chat more?

Fill out the form below and Rachel, our Director of Philanthropy, will reach out to schedule a call with you.

Rachel Greenman - One Tree Planted

Rachel Greenman

Forest Seeker