Sample Bequest Language

ALL THAT’S NEEDED TO LEAVE A LEGACY GIFT IS A FEW SENTENCES.

The following language may help you and your lawyer when drawing up a bequest that meets your needs.

OUR SUGGESTED WORDING FOR A RESIDUAL GIFT

“To pay WWF-Canada the residue (or share of the residue) of my Estate for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine.” 

OUR SUGGESTED WORDING FOR A SPECIFIC GIFT

“To pay WWF-Canada the sum of $___ for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine.”

*If you are interested in supporting a specific project or program, it is best to discuss your plans with our planned giving professionals before completing your bequest language to confirm your wishes can be met by WWF-Canada.

Please note: The policies of WWF-Canada do not allow WWF-Canada or its representatives to serve as personal representative, executor, trustee or witness for a will or trust.

Useful Legal Information

Legal name: WORLD WILDLIFE FUND CANADA
Address: 410 Adelaide St. West, Suite 400, Toronto, ON M5V 1S8
Charitable Registration Number: 11930 4954 RR0001

Your Giving Toolkit

A giant panda with a young cub in Shaanxi province, China.

Create Your Will for Free

A giant panda with a young cub in Shaanxi province, China.

Complimentary Planning Resources

Narwhals caress one another with their tusks in Nunavut, Canada.

Sample Bequest Language

Narwhals caress one another with their tusks in Nunavut, Canada.

Sample Beneficiary Designation

A tiger sits in a grassy field during golden hour.

Sample Codicil

Monarch butterfly perched atop a dandelion.

Gift Notification

Monarch butterfly perched atop a dandelion.

Gifts from Donor-Advised Funds

Two reindeer running through a meadow.

For Estate Executors and Advisors

Questions? I'm here to help.

Margot Johnson's headshot

MARGOT JOHNSON

Senior Manager, Legacy Giving

Phone: 1-800-267-2632 or 416-484-7737
Email: mjohnson@wwfcanada.org