Make a Planned Gift

Leaving a gift for future generations

"We plant trees not for ourselves, but for future generations." Caecilius Statius, 219 BC - 166 BC

In 1985, Trees Atlanta was formed by a group of concerned citizens and organizations seeking to reclaim our city’s urban forest. Since that time, Trees Atlanta has benefited from the foresight of generous friends who have included Trees Atlanta in their wills, knowing that by doing so, the trees we have planted will shade the city for generations to come.

Help us to grow our programs and ensure that our city’s urban forest will continue to flourish by supporting Trees Atlanta through planned giving. The information provided here is intended only to provide an overview of the gift options.

Make Trees Atlanta Part of Your Estate Planning

Planned giving can be as simple as naming Trees Atlanta as a beneficiary of your will, IRA or life insurance policy – here’s how.


One of the easiest ways to make a planned gift is to designate Trees Atlanta as a beneficiary in your will. A bequest may be a specific dollar amount, a certain asset or a percentage of your estate. Your attorney can add a bequest to your will with language as simple as this: “I give and bequeath the sum of ___________________ to Trees Atlanta Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, for its general purposes. Trees Atlanta’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 58-1584758.”

Life Insurance

Another way to make a significant contribution is to name Trees Atlanta as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or to donate a policy to us that you no longer need. Contact your life insurance company or your agent for a change of beneficiary designation form.

Retirement Plans

Naming Trees Atlanta as a beneficiary of your Individual Retirement Account, 401(K) or other retirement accounts may provide income and estate tax savings. Your employer’s human resources office or the broker or other plan custodian of your IRA can provide you with the change of beneficiary designation to make this gift.

All gifts to Trees Atlanta are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your tax, financial or legal advisor concerning any gift arrangements you are considering. Trees Atlanta cannot render tax or legal advice.

We look forward to working with you and your legal or financial advisers and welcome your inquiries. Please contact our Development Office by calling 404-681-4893 or email Kate.

Also, if you are making a planned gift to Trees Atlanta, please let us know so that we will be aware of your intentions.