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Make a Donation

West Yellowstone Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. Your donations are tax deductible under state and federal tax laws. In making charitable gifts, we recommend donors consult with their tax and legal advisors.

Ways to give:

  • Cash or Check

  • Life Insurance Policies

  • Life Estates

  • Real Estate


Alternative ways to donate
If you prefer not to donate online we gratefully accept other forms of donations.

  • Check by mail

  • Bank Transfer

  • Mailed credit card processing

  • Cash donation at the office​

We will be pleased to work with you and your tax advisor to carry out your philanthropic goals and assist in making sure you receive the maximum income and estate tax savings.

West Yellowstone Foundation
PO. Box 255, West Yellowstone, Montana 59758

PLANNED GIVING: Bequest Language

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures.

Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.

Sample Language

For an unrestricted gift that allows the West Yellowstone Foundation to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

"I give to West Yellowstone Foundation, a nonprofit organization currently located at 420 Yellowstone Ave. West Yellowstone, MT 59758, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for the benefit of ________ [named endowment fund]."

To designate your provision for a particular purpose:

"I give to West Yellowstone Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 420 Yellowstone Ave. West Yellowstone, MT 59758, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property]. This gift should be used for (state purpose) if and so long as West Yellowstone Foundation determines that the need exists. If West Yellowstone Foundation shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists or for some reason it is not possible (or prudent) to administer my gift as originally intended, then West Yellowstone Foundation may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above."

If you have named the West Yellowstone Foundation in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please contact the West Yellowstone Foundation at (406) 646-1152 or for more information.

Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.

  • Securities

  • Charitable IRA

  • Charitable Gift Annuity

  • Wills or Living Trust

  • Selling Stock

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