Your gift: easy, lasting, powerful

Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; vibrant parks and wild forests that offer the opportunity to experience nature’s beauty and wonder; clean, renewable sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out; and of course, a stable climate — all this and more should be the heritage we leave to future generations.

Yet the threats to our environment and our families’ health won’t go away anytime soon. With your help, neither will we.


We would consider it an honor to be remembered in your will.

Making a charitable bequest is simple and satisfying. In most cases, the addition of a few sentences to your will can complete the gift.

Please consult with your attorney before making any changes to your will.

Retirement Accounts

An IRA or 401(k) can be an efficient way to save for retirement, but it is not always the best gift to leave to your heirs. These assets can be a way to include Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center in your estate plan.

IRA Charitable Rollover

You may be able to arrange a direct transfer from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center without having to count the amount as income for federal tax purposes. This type of gift from your IRA assets during your lifetime is commonly called an IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD).

Life Insurance

In some circumstances, you can name Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.


Donating appreciated securities will support our work and, under some circumstances, may provide a meaningful savings on your taxes.


Green Future Fund

Members of the Green Future Fund have expressed their commitment to a cleaner, greener tomorrow by providing future support to Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center through a legacy gift.



To find out more, including our tax identification number and other resources related to planned giving, please email our Planned Giving Coordinator, or call 1-800-841-7299. Donations to Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center are tax-deductible in many circumstances. Please seek the guidance of your attorney or financial advisor when planning a major gift.