Outright Gift of Life Insurance

Powerful and Simple Way to Support Our Work

When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies—such as educating children now grown or providing financial security for a spouse—your policy can become a powerful and simple way to support the efforts of NRDC. There are three ways to give life insurance to the Natural Resources Defense Council:

Name us a beneficiary of the policy. This gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary designation form with the policyholder. You can designate NRDC as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn't survive you.

Make an outright gift of an existing policy. You can name us as owner and beneficiary of an existing policy. You qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize on your taxes. If you continue to pay premiums on the policy, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift when you itemize.

Make an outright gift of a new policy. You can take out a new policy and irrevocably name NRDC as the owner and the beneficiary of the insurance contract. This method may be particularly attractive for the younger donor. Whether you make one single premium payment for the policy or pay annual premiums, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift when you itemize on your taxes.

Younger than 65?

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide, Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Michelle Mulia-Howell at 212-727-4421 or mmulia-howell@nrdc.org for additional information on life insurance.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal adviser.
  3. If you include NRDC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

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40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Federal Tax ID Number: 13-2654926