Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; vibrant parks and wild forests that offer the opportunity to experience nature’s beauty and wonder; clean, renewable sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out; and of course, a stable climate — all this and more should be the heritage we leave to future generations.

Yet the threats to our environment and our families’ health won’t go away anytime soon. With your help, neither will we.


We would consider it an honor to be remembered in your will.

Making a bequest to Environment California is simple and satisfying. In most cases, the addition of a few sentences to your will can complete the gift.

Please consult with your attorney before making any changes to your will.

Retirement Accounts

An IRA or 401(k) can be an efficient way to save for retirement, but it is not always the best gift to leave to your heirs. These assets can be a  way to include Environment California in your estate plan.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Our sister organization, Environment California Research and Policy Center, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that is qualified to receive lifetime IRA distributions.

Click here to learn more on the Environment California Research and Policy Center website.

Life Insurance

In some circumstances, you can name Environment California as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.


Securities can be donated either through a bequest or as a lifetime gift.


Green Future Fund

Members of the Green Future Fund have expressed their commitment to a cleaner, greener tomorrow by providing future support to Environment California or Environment California Research and Policy Center.


To find out more, including our tax identification number and other resources related to planned giving, please email our Planned Giving Coordinator, or call 1-800-841-7299. 

Contributions to Environment California are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions. However, gifts to our sister organization, Environment California Research and Policy Center, are tax-deductible in many circumstances.  Your professional advisors can analyze the effect upon your own estate of a gift to either of these organizations.