Gift Planning

The Montana Natural History Center invites and welcomes your gift and estate planning support that can have significant benefits, both for you and for the Montana Natural History Center. Below are some popular options in gift planning.

Wills, Trusts, and Beneficiary Designations

Including a gift in your will, revocable living trust, or through a beneficiary designation is a simple way to provide support for the Montana Natural History Center. The meaningful impact of your gift creates a powerful legacy that will support the conservation and stewardship of natural Montana through education.

Just a few sentences in your will or revocable living trust is all that is needed to make a gift to support the Montana Natural History Center. Your gift can be for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate.

Additionally, you can designate the Montana Natural History Center as the beneficiary of financial accounts including IRAs and other Retirement Plans and Life Insurance Policies.

If you wish, your gift can support a specific purpose at MNHC. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to ensure your gift is used per your wishes.

If you are considering or have already provided a gift through your will, revocable living trust or beneficiary designation please notify us, even if you wish to remain anonymous publically. We would appreciate the opportunity to thank you and work with you to ensure your gift will be used by the Montana Natural History Center as you intend.

Life Income Gifts

The Montana Natural History Center partners with the Montana Community Foundation to accept and administer life income gifts such as Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts.  Montana Natural History Center donors are currently taking advantage of these giving vehicles to support our mission. They receive guaranteed payments for life all while receiving tax credits and deductions. The Montana Community Foundation offers information and guidance as you explore and set up a life income gift in support of the Montana Natural History Center.

For more information please contact Mark Schleicher at 406-327-0405 ext. 206 or For more information from the Montana Community Foundation please visit or