Planned Giving

Did you know there are creative ways to support HeartLands Conservancy? Ways in which HeartLands Conservancy, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time? Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts", because with thoughtful planning, you can create a gift that benefits both you and HeartLands Conservancy.

An outright gift of cash provides immediate resources that HeartLands Conservancy can invest directly into conservation programs. Another option is through the gift of stock or other securities (bonds, shares of mutual funds). HeartLands Conservancy is able to utilize proceeds from the sale of such securities or personal property to invest into conservation programs. Each of these types of gifts offers the potential of income tax deduction and offset in capital gains tax. We ask that you or your financial advisor call our office when making a donation of this kind, so that we can provide accurate account information to you. A third option is through the gift of tangible personal property, including automobiles, equipment and artwork.

Gifts by wills or bequests, both large and small, provide important support for HeartLands Conservancy. Bequests may be written as a percentage, residual, or specific monetary amount. Bequests allow you to financially provide for your loved ones while also assuring that the important work you supported within your life continues uninterrupted. Additional benefits include:

  • A charitable bequest may place your estate in a lower tax bracket.
  • Charitable gifts made through your will are 100 percent deductible for estate tax purposes.

Sample Bequest Language:

I give HeartLands Conservancy, a nonprofit corporation, incorporated in the State of Illinois, and having its principal offices at 406 East Main Street, Mascoutah, IL. 62258, the sum of $ __________ (or alternately, _____ percent of the residuary of my estate), for its general purpose, to protect the environmental resources of southwestern Illinois.

Legal Name:
HeartLands Conservancy
Tax I.D. Number: 37-1273869
Incorporated In: Mascoutah, IL

Your Donation Can Make a Difference

You can make a "best Use" donation by clicking the button below. Click here if you wish to make a donation for a specific Heartlands Conservancy Initiative