A gift through your will

A gift in your will or trust, also known as a bequest, is one of the simplest ways to support Trout Unlimited, helping to ensure that critical resources are healthy and protected for future generations.  A bequest allows you to retain control of your assets, and gives you the flexibility to make changes during your life.

Estate Planning Essentials

  1. Legal Name: Trout Unlimited, Inc.
  2. Employer Identification Number (EIN): 38-1612715
  3. National Address: Trout Unlimited, 1777 N. Kent St., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209

Types of bequests and sample language

General bequest

This option is the most common and flexible, allowing your estate’s executor the ability to honor the bequest from any source.

Example“I hereby give to Trout Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, located in Arlington, Virginia, or its successor organization, the sum of $________ for its general purposes.”


Specific bequest

This is a specific gift to an individual or organization with a designated source. If you want to leave a specific amount from a specific source or a particular item, this is the type of bequest that you would use.

Example“I give to Trout Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, located in Arlington, Virginia, or its successor organization, 1000 shares of ABC stock to be used for its general purposes.”


Residuary bequest

This type of bequest is designed to leave the remainder of an estate to a person or organization.

Example“I give to Trout Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, located in Arlington, Virginia, or its successor organization, (all or a percentage of) the residue of the property owned by me at death, real and personal, and wherever situated to be used for its general purposes.”


Contingent bequest

This bequest is designed to leave a person or organization a gift in the event that the primary beneficiary does not survive you.

Example: “In the event that _______ (name of primary beneficiary) should not survive, I give to (the desired sum property, or percentage of your estate) Trout Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, located in Arlington, Virginia, or its successor organization to be used for its general purposes.”