A planned gift allows you to leave a legacy of support to save the world’s coral reefs and ensure that they continue to thrive for generations to come.


A bequest from your will, trust, estate, or life insurance policy gives you complete control of your assets during your lifetime, while leaving a generous legacy for The Coral Reef Alliance to continue saving the world’s coral reefs. Bequests can also potentially reduce estate taxes. Gifts can be anonymous if you choose, or in memory of someone who cares deeply about our oceans and coral reefs.

Learn about different types of bequests.

Retirement Plan Gifts

You can make a gift from your 401k, IRA, 403B, or other qualified retirement plan by naming The Coral Reef Alliance as a beneficiary. Retirement plan gifts are fully tax-exempt.

Real Estate Gifts

Real estate can be donated as retained or standard gifts. Retained gifts to The Coral Reef Alliance allow you to benefit from an immediate income tax deduction while continuing to use your property during your lifetime. Standard gifts can be made via your will or living trust and result in a charitable income tax deduction at the time of donation.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust helps The Coral Reef Alliance save coral reefs while providing you with income for life or for up to 20 years. You receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your contribution and may save on capital gains taxes if you donate an appreciated asset.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity made to The Coral Reef Alliance provides you and/or another beneficiary with stable income for life. You may also receive an immediate income tax deduction.

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Please contact our major gifts officer if you would like to discuss these options in more detail.

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