Charitable gift annuity

Support the environment and receive payments for life

There's a way for you to support Environmental Defense Fund and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity.

This type of donation can provide you with regular payments and allow us to further our work. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.

Gifts that pay

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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Deferred Gift Annuity Request Form

An example of how it works

Couple smiling Dennis, 71, and Mary, 69, want to make a contribution to EDF but they also want to ensure that they have dependable income during their retirement years. They establish a $20,000 charitable gift annuity.

Based on their ages, they will receive a payment rate of 4.2%, which means that they will receive $840 each year for the remainder of their lives. They're also eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $6,094* when they itemize. Finally, they know that after their lifetimes, the remaining amount will be used to support our mission.

*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

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Payments for Life

Learn about the benefits of a CGA in our FREE guide Strengthen your future with a charitable gift annuity.

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Calculate Your Benefits

Submit a few details and see how a charitable gift annuity can benefit you.

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Contact us

Contact us directly for a custom gift illustration.

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Next steps

  1. Contact Cynthia Eubank DiLeo at 877-677-7397 or for a personal charitable gift annuity proposal, or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating an annuity with EDF.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include EDF in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010
Federal Tax ID Number: 11-6107128


  1. Receive your Osprey Society welcome packet and member benefits.