There is no greater commitment to nature than to ensure its care after you’re gone. Whatever legacy you created during your lifetime can continue, often in your name, in perpetuity with a bequest to the Sierra Club Foundation. 

We are honored to have been entrusted with the bequest legacies of such great environmentalists as Rachel Carson, Ansel Adams, and individuals like you who knew that nature needed and deserved ongoing protection. 

Bequests provide tremendous tax benefits because they are wholely deductible from an individual’s estate. Bequest intentions may be included at the time a new will is drawn, or added to an existing will through a simple codicil. Our staff can provide simple language to share with your financial planner.

Please note that the Sierra Club Foundation does not offer legal, tax, or financial planning advice. You are encouraged to consult your own legal counsel, tax advisor, and/or financial planner.

We ask anyone who has made a bequest intention to the Sierra Club Foundation to let us know. We’d like to celebrate your foresight and generosity by inviting you to join the Rachel Carson Society. 

To learn more about bequests, please call the Gift Planning Department at (800) 932-4270 or e-mail