Endowed Gifts

Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to San Francisco Botanical Garden today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at the Garden. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

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An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling Longtime San Francisco Botanical Garden supporters Charlie and Susan have two goals: First, they want to make sure the Garden continues to receive support after they are gone. Second, they want to create a lasting legacy for Charlie’s parents.

Charlie and Susan make a $25,000 donation to the Garden, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of Charlie’s parents. Plus, Charlie and Susan qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Christopher Minnes at 415-661-1316 x312 or cminnes@sfbg.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the Garden in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
Address: 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
Federal tax ID number: 94-6050168