The Lasting Impact Circle is a community bound in a vision of a just, renewable future. By planning a future gift to Rainforest Action Network, members of the Lasting Impact Circle contribute to a legacy that will protect our climate, keep forests standing, and uphold human rights.

Joining the Lasting Impact Circle is one of the most powerful actions you can take to protect our climate, keep forests standing, and uphold human rights. And your vision for a better tomorrow will be honored through our continued work for people and planet.

Planned Giving Options

A gift in your will

Whether you designate a specific amount or leave a percentage of your estate, your gift commitment will empower RAN’s continued work. Would you like assistance in developing a will? Our partner, FreeWill, can help you write one free of charge. 

Non-cash assets

Donating non-cash assets like real estate can provide significant tax benefits while advancing our mission.

Beneficiary designations

Your retirement plans, life insurance policies, and annuities can all help protect the climate and keep forests standing.

Qualified charitable distributions

If you are 70.5 or older, you can make a tax free gift through your IRA, allowing you to exclude the amount of your RMD from your income, even if you don’t itemize your taxes each year.


Contact Emily Selzer at or 415-398-4404 with any questions.

Sample Language for Your Will

Bequests to Rainforest Action Network are generally either for a specific sum of the residue, or a percentage of the residue, of the estate. The following are some examples:

  • Residuary or Percentage Bequest:  “I give, devise and bequeath to the Rainforest Action Network, a non-profit institution incorporated in the State of California, located at 425 Bush St, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94108,

                        1) all the residue of my estate.

                        2) % of the residue of my estate.

  • Our legal name is Rainforest Action Network.
  • We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code.
  • RAN’s Federal Tax I.D. is #94-3045180.

For more information, please contact Emily Selzer at or call 415-398-4404.

Bequest Policy

It is the general policy of RAN that all gifts shall be presumed to be for all charitable purposes (i.e. unrestricted) unless there is an explicit restriction. This allows the organization to apply the funds to the most pressing needs at the time of funding. RAN’s gift acceptance policy can be found here.

The information found on this page is intended for informational purposes only. We recommend consulting with a trusted financial advisor before making decisions involving your estate.