Bequests

Make a Gift for the Future

Photo for Gov. Dayton PostcardA bequest is one of the simplest ways to support the important work CURE does. Through your thoughtful gift, you can ensure that CURE can continue to work to protect the water and land in the Minnesota River Basin for future generations.

If you have remembered CURE in your will or revocable charitable trust, please let us know so we can properly thank you and welcome you into our Living Waters Circle.

Donor Benefits:

  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your bequest if your circumstances change.
  • You can direct your bequest to a particular purpose (be sure to check with CURE to be sure your gift can be used as you intend).
  • There is no upper limit on the estate tax deducted that can be taken for charitable bequests.

You know that your gift will benefit CURE and the Minnesota River Basin for future generations. Find the legal language and tax ID here.


A Bequest is a Simple Gift

Mussel Field DayA charitable bequest is a perfect way to help CURE build long-term financial stability when you are not able to make a significant gift today. A bequest under your will or revocable trust can complement your lifestyle and commitments today while supporting the work CURE does in the Minnesota River Basin tomorrow.

Donors choose a bequest because

  • It is not payable until death, so it does not affect your assets or cash flow during your lifetime.
  • It is revocable – you can change the provisions in your will or trust at any time, and
  • It is private – your will is not filed or made public until your death.

Let us know if you have chosen to leave a bequest to CURE.

Your giving options are increased

  1. A bequest can deliver a specific gift to CURE (“I bequeath the sum of Ten Thousand [$10,000] Dollars”). Alternately, it can deliver a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate after taxes, expenses and specific bequests have been paid — what’s known as the residue (“I bequeath Ten [10%] Percent of the residue of my estate”).
  2. You can designate that a particular program or activity at CURE benefit from your gift. Or, you can make your bequest unrestricted and allow us to use it for our top conservation priorities when we receive your gift.

Is a bequest tax deductible?

A bequest from a will or a trust distribution to CURE is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes, and there is no limit on the deduction your estate can claim. In addition, the gift is usually exempt from state inheritance taxes.

Interested in naming CURE as a beneficiary of your will or trust? Find the legal language and tax ID here.