Endowed gifts

Your gift can last forever

An endowment gift to Environmental Defense Fund today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at EDF. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.


An example of how it works

Couple Smiling Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure EDF continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to EDF, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

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Next steps

  1. Contact Cynthia Eubank DiLeo at 877-677-7397 or legacy@edf.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  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