Gifts of Life Insurance

If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, consider it as the perfect vehicle for a 2013 year-end charitable gift.

How it works

  1. You can provide now for a future gift to The Nature Conservancy by naming us as beneficiary of a policy insuring your life.
  2. If the policy has a cash value, you can take a charitable deduction approximately equal to the cash value at the time of the gift. 
  3. In addition, if annual premiums are still to be made and you continue to pay them, those premiums will become tax deductible each year.
  4. At death the proceeds are paid to OLT, and we apply them to the program you have designated.


  • You can make a significant gift from income instead of capital.
  • You build our future conservation goals.

(It’s easy to contribute a life insurance policy to OLT.  Just check with your life insurance agent for details on which forms to complete.)

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.