Gifts of Life Insurance

If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, consider it as the perfect vehicle for a year-end charitable gift.

How it works

  1. You can provide now for a future gift to Orient Land Trust by naming us as beneficiary of a policy insuring your life.
  2. If the policy has a cash value, you can take a charitable deduction approximately equal to the cash value at the time of the gift. 
  3. In addition, if annual premiums are still to be made and you continue to pay them, those premiums will become tax deductible each year.
  4. At death the proceeds are paid to OLT, and we apply them to the program you have designated.


  • You can make a significant gift from income instead of capital.
  • You build our future conservation goals.

(It’s easy to contribute a life insurance policy to OLT.  Just check with your life insurance agent for details on which forms to complete.)

For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.