When you plan for a gift to RAN as part of your legacy, you become a member of our Lasting Impact Circle – a community bound in a vision of a just, renewable future. By planning for 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.

Over RAN’s 35-year history, we’ve learned that it takes a long-term effort to challenge corporate power and call out systemic injustice.

That’s why joining the Lasting Impact Circle is one of the most powerful actions you can take. 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 ensures RAN’s continued work. Would you like assistance in developing a will? Our partner, FreeWill, can help you write one free of charge. 

Beneficiary designations

Your retirement plan, life insurance policy, or annuity can all help protect the climate and keep forests standing. Simply name Rainforest Action Network, Tax ID #94-3045180 as the primary or contingent beneficiary of your account.

Other assets

In some cases, donating assets like real estate, closely held stock or business interests can provide significant lifetime tax benefits while advancing RAN’s mission. These gifts have to be tailored to your specific circumstances, so contact us for more information.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a gift that pays you first. When you transfer cash or securities for your charitable gift annuity (minimum gift of $20,000) you receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction and potentially save capital gains and estate tax. Payments provide dependable fixed income for life, regardless of market fluctuations for you, you and your spouse, or any two beneficiaries you name (beneficiaries must be age 55 or older). After your lifetime, the remaining balance supports RAN’s work for people and planet.

Ready to learn more? We can provide a customized proposal for you.

Contact Emily Selzer at emily@ran.org 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 emily@ran.org or call 415-398-4404.

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 tax, legal, or financial advisor before making decisions involving your estate.