Will Your Gift Be Restricted?

Gifts to NCAT under a will may be given for unrestricted use or used to support a particular program.

In balancing the wish of the donor to benefit a special purpose with our ever-changing financial needs, advisors recommend that restrictions be described as broadly as possible, avoiding detailed limitations. The more limited the restrictions of such a bequest, the more important it is to add a provision such as the following:

In the event that such use should prove to be impossible, impracticable or undesirable for any reason as their governing body may determine, in their sole discretion, they shall then provide for alternative uses of the fund in a manner consistent with and reflecting the spirit of the original gift.

Here's some sample gift language to help you with your gift to National Center for Appropriate Technology. We will assist you or your attorney with bequest language that works best for you and for us, and we can also clarify and advise you in regard to your interest in benefiting specific aspects of our work.

Next: Sample Gift Language for Your Will or Trust

Please contact us so that we can assist you through every step of the process.