Planned Giving & Bequests

Ensure the beauty of the Bluegrass endures.

Planned giving creates a legacy honoring our Bluegrass region’s unique landscape. Farms are the factory floor of our local economy, heritage, and traditions – your gift will help to permanently protect the Bluegrass, one farm at a time.

A legacy is both personal and lasting, so we like to discuss your goals, in confidence, to ensure that your wishes are carried out and upheld, to the very best of our ability, in perpetuity. Please make sure to talk to your advisors about the best way to plan for your giving.

Gifts through your will

Making a planned gift through your will creates a legacy honoring our Bluegrass region’s unique landscape. You can choose to give specific assets, a portion of your estate, or your residual estate after payment of other bequests.

Step-by-Step Guide to Naming Bluegrass Land Conservancy in your Will

Gifts from retirement assets

You can name Bluegrass Land Conservancy as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified plan by designating Bluegrass Land Conservancy to receive all or a portion of the balance of your plan through your plan administrator.  The balance in your plan passes to Bluegrass Land Conservancy after your death. This potentially avoids the double taxation retirement savings plans may face when designated to heirs, and you may continue taking regular lifetime withdrawals.

Other Planned Gifts Include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Life Estate
  • Real Estate as a bequest
  • Retirement Assets

Find out more:

Step by Step Guide to Naming Bluegrass Land Conservancy in your Planned Gift (download .pdf)

Important Information:

Legal Name:  Bluegrass Land Conservancy, Inc.
Tax I.D. Number: 61-1293032
Incorporated in:  Lexington, Kentucky

Donating a conservation easement on your land by will or bequest is also an option. Learn about how to donate a conservation easement on your land.


Have questions or want to talk in person?
Contact Jessie Wilder, (859) 255-4552, to discuss planned giving options.

Bluegrass Land Conservancy depends upon the support of individuals, businesses, and foundations. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All conversations are strictly confidential and we will not disclose your personal information to any other existing entity without your written permission.


Related Info:

Monthly Giving

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Corporate Partners

Planned Giving & Bequests

Gifts of Securities or Properties

Wish List


Chickory Ridge

Why I Care

“I cannot imagine a time when there is no place for horses, for wildlife, for the sounds of the spring that has always flowed from the hillside below the old log house.”

Susan Richards
Conservation Easement Donor
Harrison County