Planned Giving

Your Conservation Legacy

Planning your estate is an important way to provide for your loved ones. It is also a great way to achieve your philanthropic goals, and to ensure that the natural world and places you cherish are thriving for generations to come. Below are a few of the options available to those wishing to leave a conservation legacy through the New Canaan Land Trust:

Bequests: Leave the New Canaan Land Trust a gift through your will or revocable living trust. 

Name NCLT as a Beneficiary: Designate the New Canaan Land Trust as a beneficiary of your bank account, retirement, pension plan, or life insurance policy.

Appreciated Assets: Donate securities (i.e. stock), personal property, real estate and insurance policies. 

Talk to your legal or financial adviser to learn more about the ways in which you can include the New Canaan Land Trust in your estate plans.

If you’d like to make a charitable bequest, name the NCLT as a beneficiary, or donate appreciated assets — or for more information about how you can support the New Canaan Land Trust for years to come — please contact us at [email protected]


I support the New Canaan Land Trust today, and am comforted knowing that they will continue to receive my support, even after I am gone. Including the Land Trust in my will was a simple way of continuing my love and appreciation for land conservation.