Plan your legacy gift

Your investment in John Muir Land Trust means that more land will be protected in perpetuity for all human and non-human residents to enjoy while safeguarding the diversity and fullness of our natural areas, so they continue to sustain all life.

Anyone can make a planned gift. You need not be wealthy or of a certain age to make a difference, and this is a gift that requires no funds be sent today. Planned gifts are extraordinarily important because they:

  • Enable you to make a bigger, longer-term impact
  • Allow you to see the impact of your commitment now
  • Honor your values, shaping the conversation for the next generation.

Download our Leaving A Legacy brochure.

To learn more or to inform us of your Planned Gift to JMLT and join the John Muir Legacy Society contact Krista Vossekuil, CFRE or call her at 925-228-5040. 


Make a gift to support our future work by including the John Muir Land Trust in your will or living trust which offers an estate tax charitable deduction. These gifts provide a critical base of reliable support for our programs. Learn more

Stock Gifts

Gifts of appreciated securities - whether outright or to fund a deferred gift - may entitle the donor to a double tax benefit: the donor does not recognize capital gain on the transaction and may take a current income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the asset (up to 30% of adjusted gross income, with a five-year carryover of any unused deduction). Learn more

Retirement Plan

Use your tax deferred retirement plan to help the John Muir Land Trust preserve and steward natural areas.
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Charitable Trusts

Explore ways a life income gift can pay income to you or your chosen beneficiary for a term of years or for life and also provide future support for the John Muir Land Trust. Learn more

Life Insurance

Naming the John Muir Land Trust in a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for family support or liquidity may be an excellent vehicle for a gift. Consult your tax advisor to see if this type of planning makes sense for you and your loved ones. Learn more

JMLT is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization recognized by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with the law. Tax ID 68-0194652.