Leave a gift in your will

Your legacy for the planet

Always grounded in sound evidence, the David Suzuki Foundation empowers people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face.

Your legacy gift will fund this vital work for years. You’ll support scientific research and advocacy, help restore and protect Canada’s natural heritage for generations to come, and power tomorrow’s environmental leaders and thinkers.

Legacy gifts are a way you can support people you care about and the planet. When you include us in your estate plans, you’re safeguarding Earth’s life-support systems for people today, tomorrow and into the future.

How can I make a legacy gift?

Leave a gift in your will (bequest)

A bequest is a gift from your estate. It will reduce your estate taxes. You can give as much or as little as you want and you can always change your mind. Just add a phrase about your intention using our legal name and Canadian charitable number: The David Suzuki Foundation, BN 127756716RR0001.

You can name a specific dollar amount or a piece of property, such as a home or securities.

Suggested wording:

I give to The David Suzuki Foundation, charitable number BN 127756716RR0001 the sum of $_______.

Or, you can leave a residual gift to us — a percentage of what’s left of your estate after you take care of your loved ones.

Suggested wording:

I give to The David Suzuki Foundation, charitable number BN 127756716RR0001, ____ per cent of the residue of my estate.

Whatever way you decide to make your meaningful gift, our legal information to make changes to your will is:

Legal name:
The David Suzuki Foundation
Address: 340 – 1122 Mainland Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5L1

Charitable registration number: BN 127756716RR0001

If you have any questions, contact our Community Giving team: 604-732-4228, (toll free: 1-800-453-1533) or legacy@davidsuzuki.org. We’re here to help you.

Legacy donor Victor and family

Meet legacy donor Victor and family

Young and healthy, Victor and his wife decided to leave a gift to the Foundation in their will. As a legacy donor, Victor is proud to support the Foundation’s wide range of projects that protect nature while encompassing technology, human behaviour, and Indigenous rights and traditional knowledge.

Read Victor’s story

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Thank you

If you’ve already arranged a legacy gift — thank you! You’re under no obligation to tell us about it, but we would love to acknowledge your thoughtfulness. If you want your gift to be anonymous, we’ll respect your privacy.

Frequently asked questions

  • We can’t help you write your will or provide legal or tax advice. Please consult an expert professional who can offer legal advice based on your financial and philanthropic goals.

  • That’s up to you — but we’d love to know! Every future gift we find out about helps ensure a solid financial base for years to come and helps us plan for the future.

    Some donors send us basic details. Some include a photocopy of the portion of their will that refers to us. Anything you share with us is strictly confidential and non-binding — you can always change your mind.

  • We’re grateful that you’ve chosen to give to the David Suzuki Foundation, and we’re delighted to accept any gift, no matter the amount. It’s through collective action that we can make meaningful change.

  • Your legacy gift will fund scientific research and advocacy, help restore and protect Canada’s natural heritage for generations to come, and safeguard the future of one of the most important environmental organizations in the country.

    Past legacy donors have inspired real change — from protecting at-risk species and helping ban pesticides to promoting groundbreaking research on clean energy solutions. And their support continues to power work that represents their values, every single day.


The information provided is not a substitute for professional financial or legal advice. Consult a lawyer and/or financial adviser to determine which options are best for you and your family, and to maximize the tax advantages of your gift.