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Planned Giving

Consider including Indian Land Tenure Foundation in your estate or creating a donor advised fund to allow greater control over determining how and where your gift is allocated.


Bequests are direct gifts designated in an individual's will. Bequests can be established with almost any type of asset, such as cash, securities and life insurance, and can be in any amount. In addition, the donor can determine whether the funds will be "restricted" (used to fund a specific area of interest or organization) or "unrestricted," which allows the Foundation to use the funds at its discretion. Any contribution you make, restricted or unrestricted, will forward the Foundation's overall mission of helping Indian people to gain full control and management of their reservation lands.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund gives you, the donor, more control over how your contribution impacts the community. A flexible, affordable and effective charitable giving tool, donor advised funds give donors the opportunity to actively participate in decisions regarding the distribution of their funds. Funds can be named to provide a lasting family legacy or to honor and remember a loved one. Donor advised funds allow you or others you designate to propose making grants to the causes or organizations of your choice.

Field of Interest Funds

A field of interest fund allows you to make targeted contributions to general interest areas, such as land reclamation or K-12 education. The Foundation identifies organizations that fit your interests and then reviews and selects grantees and projects accordingly. Consider this giving option if you feel strongly about having your resources support a particular issue or a specific Indian land tenure strategy.

Designated Funds

A donor designated fund through ILTF provides ongoing, permanent support for a specific charitable organization that you identify when you make your gift. Not only will your contribution provide direct financial support to your favorite charity in perpetuity, your fund will also help the organization attract additional resources and gain exposure through ILTF's marketing efforts, publications and website.

ILTF staff can help you select an organization to designate based on your interests and our extensive knowledge of nonprofits working on Indian issues. Also, if at any time one of the charities in your fund ceases to exist, ILTF can work with you to find another organization that fits your values and interests.

Glossary of Financial Terms

Contact us, if you have questions about planned giving, including making ILTF a part of your estate plan or creating a fund.