Planned Giving

The Idaho Botanical Garden sincerely appreciates forward-thinking donors who make charitable gifts to the Garden through their will or estate-plans. Planned giving gifts help the Garden fulfill our mission and secure our future. In addition, they give you the opportunity to create a legacy at the Garden. There are several types of planned gifts to choose from, some which may provide tax benefits.

The Idaho Botanical Garden honors those who have made gifts through bequests, trusts and other planned gifts through membership in the Garden Legacy Society. The generosity of each Garden Legacy member ensures the continued vitality and growth of the Garden from one generation to the next. They make extraordinary, living gifts to loved ones and future guests to our community. If you have named the Idaho Botanical Garden in your plans, you are already a member of the Garden Legacy Society.

If you are considering a legacy gift, please consult your estate attorney or tax preparer to determine the best way to realize your philanthropic goals. All information is kept in the strictest confidence.

If you have already included the Idaho Botanical Garden in your estate plans, please let us know by contacting Jennifer Dunmire, Development Manager, at 208-275-8603 or

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The most common planned gift is a bequest. A bequest is a transfer of cash, securities, or other property through a will or living trust. Bequests can be a specific amount, percentage of your estate, percentage of your residua estate or specific property. You can decide if you want to support the Garden as a whole or a specific area or program. A bequest is private and you may change it at any time. Giving a bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know your future gift will live on. Read more…

Retirement Assets

You can name the Idaho Botanical Garden as a primary or contingent beneficiary on the beneficiary designation form for your retirement plan. This may be the most tax efficient way to give a gift to the Garden. Please check with your tax consultant for details. Read more…

Life Insurance

Consider giving life insurance policy new life with a charitable purpose. Naming the Idaho Botanical Garden the beneficiary or transferring ownership of your life insurance policy provides  you the satisfaction of making a generous donation and leveraging the value of your policy. Read more…


Leaving a gift to the Idaho Botanical Garden’s endowment fund will help us carry out our mission for years to come. Read more…

Real Estate

If you’ve thought about making a gift to Idaho Botanical Garden but aren’t ready to give up your assets today, consider leaving a gift of real estate to us after your lifetime through your will or revocable living trust.  Read more…


Consider giving a stock donation to the Idaho Botanical Garden. Simply contact Jennifer Dunmire, Development Manager, at 208-275-8603 or

Tangible Personal Property

Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization that receives the property will use it in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose.

Related use property is deductible at the full fair market value. Example: a piece of artwork is donated to an art museum (other than for sale by the museum).

The deduction for nonrelated use personal property is limited to the lesser of fair market value or the donor’s tax basis in the property.

Please contact Jennifer Dunmire, Development Manager, at 208-275-8603 or

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Tools for Professional Advisors

We understand that gifts to charities such as Idaho Botanical Garden can be an important part of your clients’ overall financial and estate plans. That’s why we’re committed to working with you to ensure that your clients find the charitable arrangements that best meet their needs. We believe that charitable planning is a process that ideally involves the donor, professional advisors and our gift planning staff—all working together to arrange the best gift possible.Please use these tools as you help your clients with their charitable plans, and feel free to contact us for more information or assistance.

Legal Name: Idaho Botanical Gardens, Inc.
Tax I.D. Number: #82-0379274
Incorporated In: Boise, ID

Contact: Jennifer Dunmire, Development Manager, at 208-275-8603 or