Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

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You want to leave money to Smithsonian Institution in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to Smithsonian in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our community of learning and discovery for years to come.

An Example of How It Works

Young family with kidsMeet Tom and Martha. When they got married and created a will, they included a $75,000 gift to Smithsonian. As the family grew to include three children, Tom and Martha decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security.

They met with their attorney and revised the gift language so that Smithsonian received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.

Gifts That Pay

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

Next Steps

  1. Contact the Office of Gift Planning at 888-419-7584 or legacy@si.edu for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including Smithsonian in your will or estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Smithsonian in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Smithsonian Institution
Address: 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, 4th Floor PO Box 37012 MRC 035 Washington, DC 20013-7012
Federal Tax ID Number: 53-0206027