How to Support the Trust

At the Trust, our outlook is optimistic that a little foresight and support goes a long way.  The Trust has a lengthy track record of leveraging limited resources to make major conservation strides in Southern Arizona.

Here are the reasons we conserve land:

  • Scenic vistas and rippling sunsets
  • Open spaces full of Saguaros and the bird and animal life they sustain
  • Knee-high desert grasslands sweeping us to the Sky Island mountain ranges
  • Desert streams, like the San Pedro River and Cienega Creek, which provide oases in the desert
  • Dark night skies that hold the stars

At the end of the day, the Trust has one goal in mind: preserve Southern Arizona’s most important landscapes so future generations can also be awed by the region’s Western allure.

Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Send a check, wire funds or make an online donation to the Arizona Land and Water Trust, to be applied wherever it is most needed, or toward a specific program that you designate. Secure Online Form

Monthly Giving

Automatic monthly deduction from your debit or credit card is simple and convenient, and allows you to spread out your annual donation into smaller, easy increments throughout the year. Secure Online Form

Planned Giving

Create a legacy that will benefit Southern Arizona’s unique landscapes, working ranches and ecosystems for generations to come by including the Trust in your estate planning.

If you would like to learn how you can leave a lasting legacy here in Southern Arizona and join our Legacy Circle, please read more below.

Donate at Work

If your company has a charity drive or an employee giving program, or is considering starting one, take a look at the Environmental Fund for Arizona (, a coalition of Arizona’s finest conservation and environmental non-profit groups. Your company can become a workplace partner on the Fund’s website!


If you are a seller on eBay, you can now designate any portion of a sale to the non-profit organization of your choice through eBay’s new online giving program. Visit to learn more.

Create a Conservation Legacy

Do you wish to make a significant impact on land and water conservation in Arizona? We are fortunate that our lives are enriched by southern Arizona’s unique beauty. You can take action today to fund the future with a legacy gift so that future generations can enjoy the natural wonders that set Arizona apart by joining Arizona Land and Water Trust’s Legacy Circle.

Legacy Circle members join a group of like-minded partners committed to protecting our working landscapes and desert rivers; receive invitations to exclusive events and field trips and enjoy special recognition (if desired) in Trust publications.

How to join the Trust’s Legacy Circle:

  • A bequest in your will or revocable trust
  • Designate the Trust as a partial, contingent or sole beneficiary of your retirement plan
  • A gift of life insurance
  • Gifts of donor-advised funds

Did you know that…

  • Giving appreciated property, like stocks or real estate, costs less than giving the equivalent amount in cash?
  • Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away?
  • Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later?
  • Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save taxes?

Including Arizona Land and Water Trust in your estate plan ensures future generations will benefit from your foresight and that your values will endure.

By will or trust:

I bequeath __________ (dollar amount or % of estate) to Arizona Land and Water Trust, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, with its principal offices located at 2810 North Alvernon Way, Suite 600, Tucson, Arizona 85712, for its ongoing efforts to preserve Southern Arizona’s working landscapes and desert rivers. Tax ID # 86-6148507.

Tell us about it.  If you have already left a gift to Arizona Land and Water Trust, please let us know by contacting Colleen Iuliucci at or (520) 577-8564. We would like to thank you for leaving a lasting legacy in Southern Arizona, learn more about how we can honor your wishes for the gift and welcome you into our Legacy Circle. All conversations about your plans remain confidential and without obligation.