Perhaps you’ve spent time in grizzly country, exploring the mountains and rivers of the American West. Perhaps grizzly bears inspire you and make you feel connected to a sense of wildness and possibility. Maybe you would like to see a connected landscape of habitat for all of the wild creatures ranging from Canada to Yellowstone.

You can make a lasting impact for wildlife habitat by including The Vital Ground Foundation in your estate plan. By supporting our work through a legacy gift, you’re helping to permanently protect habitat for grizzly bears and countless other wild creatures.

A free resource to create your legacy

Vital Ground has partnered with FreeWill to make creating a conservation legacy easier than ever. Using their self-guided, online estate planning tool, you can make a will and designate a bequest commitment to Vital Ground in your plans. FreeWill is 100% free to use and it takes most people only around 20 minutes to create a simple will. FreeWill can also be used as a starting point before finalizing your plans with an attorney. Click here to get started.

Grizzly sow and cubs
A planned gift to Vital Ground creates a lasting conservation legacy and helps protect future generations of grizzly bears and all things wild. (Photo: Jamie Scarrow)

Download our planned giving brochure

A planned gift combines your passion for Vital Ground’s mission with the deliberate intention to leave a conservation legacy for future generations. Our brochure outlines several simple ways that you can put that legacy into action while simultaneously planning for your future. Click here to download the brochure.

Join the Silvertip Legacy Circle

Through the years, planned gifts have helped Vital Ground tackle new projects and protect more habitat, leaving a lasting legacy for wildlife and people. The Silvertip Legacy Circle recognizes donors who make an enduring commitment to Vital Ground through wills, trusts, charitable gift annuities or other planned gifts. Join Vital Ground’s Silvertip Legacy Circle by making a lifelong commitment to the natural world through your estate plan.

Contact us for more information

If you have questions about making a legacy gift to Vital Ground, click here for more information on planned giving or contact Kim Davitt in our Development Department at 406-549-8650.