Tax Benefits

Your bequest to REEF may qualify your estate for a charitable deduction equal to the entire amount of the bequest. Consult your tax or financial adviser for further information.

Sample Bequest Language

Unrestricted Bequest I give and bequeath to Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a non-profit organization (Tax ID #65-0270064), with a principal business address of 98300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, for its general purposes, the sum of ______ Dollars ($______ ) - OR - ______% of my residuary estate.

An unrestricted bequest allows your support to be used in the area of greatest need.

Restricted Bequest

I give and bequeath to Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a non-profit organization (Tax ID # 65-0270064), with a principal business address of 98300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, the sum of ______ dollars ($______ ) - OR - ______% of my residuary estate to support ______________ (e.g, education, lionfish, or volunteer fish survey project).

If you have a more specific purpose in mind, please contact us so we can work with you to ensure that your wishes are met.

Sample Beneficiary Designation

To include Reef Environmental Education Foundation by beneficiary designation, the below wording should be used: Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Florida nonprofit corporation, with a principal business address of 98300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037-0246. Tax ID: 65-0270064

Sample Codicil

Please have your will or codicil drafted by an attorney who is familiar with the estate laws of the state where you live. We are not engaged in legal or tax advisory service. The purpose of this SAMPLE CODICIL is to provide general gift, estate, and financial planning information. Watch for tax revisions. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. ADVICE FROM LEGAL COUNSEL SHOULD BE SOUGHT WHEN CONSIDERING THESE TYPES OF GIFTS. View Sample Codicil

 

This information is intended to provide general gift planning information. Our organization is not qualified to provide specific legal, tax or investment advice, and this information should not be looked to or relied upon as a source for such advice. Consult with your own legal and financial advisors before making any gift.

For further information or to talk with someone in our Development and Giving office, call 305-852-0030, or email giving@REEF.org.

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REEF’s focus is to develop strong programming to engage and inspire the public through citizen science, education, and partnering with the scientific community to achieve a healthier ocean. This commitment to our mission has been recognized by Great Nonprofits and GuideStar. This means your donation goes directly to making a difference for our ocean.

Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. Nonprofit Overview and Reviews on GreatNonprofits

 

REEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the US. Our tax ID number is 65-0270064.
Donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Gifts described on this page support all REEF programs and are not designated for any specific work.

REEF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC., (REEF) IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE UNDER THE SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT, 1992. REEF’S REGISTRATION NUMBER IS SC-06492. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352, WITHIN FLORIDA, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.