You hold the power to shape a brighter future

Leaving Greenpeace a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support the environment. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have powerful impact for future generations.

Spirit Bear in Great Bear Rainforest © Andrew Wright / www.cold-coast.com

Leading change globally

Greenpeace International stands as a beacon of hope and action in the global network of organisations committed to safeguarding our planet and fostering sustainability. At the heart of its mission lies the steadfast commitment to facilitating and spearheading impactful campaigns on both a global and local scale. With a sense of urgency matching the crises facing societies worldwide, Greenpeace International strives to mobilise the critical mass necessary to catalyse meaningful change.

Demonstration in Berlin for Peace in Ukraine. © Mike Schmidt / Greenpeace

Who we are

Greenpeace is comprised of a global network of 25 independent national/regional organisations in over 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Greenpeace International is a co-ordinating body. This network of independent organisations uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future. Our collective goal is to ensure the ability of Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.

An independent campaigning organisation

We do not accept money from governments, corporations or political parties. That is why our financial supporters are our lifeline. Your ongoing support plays a vital role in creating change, protecting the environment and forcing solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Thank You Message in the Pacific Ocean. © Marten  van Dijl / Greenpeace

Frequently asked questions

How do I write a Will?

To write a Will, you will need to comply with your countries laws for it to be legal. To be sure that your wishes are met, it is advisable to seek legal advice when preparing your Will.

How do I refer to Greenpeace International in my Will?

Our Legal Name and Address is Greenpeace International Stichting Greenpeace Council. Our current address is: Surinameplein 118, 1058 GV Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Telephone: +31 20 718 2000 and Fax: +31 20 718 2002.

We are registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under nr. 41200415; its RSIN number is 006623207.

What is a codicil? How do I amend or change my current Will?

A codicil is a legal document that modifies or amends a previously executed will. It may be identical to a Will or may act in replacement of one.

The process is simple enough. A codicil is an easy way to include a gift to Greenpeace without having to re-write your Will, but it is important to seek professional advice to ensure it is legally valid.

Can I leave a gift and still make sure my family and loved ones are cared for?

A residual gift is the perfect charitable bequest to ensure that your loved ones are cared for before you leave a gift to Greenpeace.

A residue is a gift of whatever is left in your Estate after you have taken care of your loved ones. It is the portion of the individual’s estate that remains after specific gifts and requests have been made, and all Estate claims have been satisfied. With a Residual Gift, family and friends come first.

I don’t have a lot of money, can I still leave a gift to Greenpeace?

Every gift is meaningful. The value of the gift is not important, but the value of your legacy is. The sum of every little gift is sufficient to plan a new campaign. But more importantly, the gift is a part of your legacy; it illustrates your values and ideals.

Why should I leave a gift to Greenpeace?

With the help of supporters like you, we’ve defied the nuclear arms race. We’ve stood between whales and the harpoons. We’ve protected the Antarctic. We’ve saved rainforests from the chainsaw, and stopped toxic waste dumps in our seas. With a gift in your Will, we can carry on protecting the planet and everything that lives on it, long into the future. Greenpeace is a global network of independent campaigning organisations that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

What will Greenpeace do with my gift?

Leaving a gift in your Will to Greenpeace is a way to put your beliefs into action. Any gift that you choose to leave, large or small, supports our work for years to come, making sure your ideals live on. Your gift will allow Greenpeace to plan for many successful campaigns and actions.

Our Victories and Successes

Ways to leave money to Greenpeace

The Holy Halls in Germany during Winter with Snow. © Greenpeace
The Holy Halls are an old beech forest protected as a natural forest reserve in Germany. They are located in the municipality of Feldberger Seenlandschaft in the district of Mecklenburgische Seenplatte in Mecklenburg. © Greenpeace

Share of Estate

Also known as a residuary gift, this is the remainder of your estate after you’ve provided for your friends and loved ones.

Sochi National Park
Tour mountains in Sochi National Park, Krasnodar, Russia © Greenpeace

A Gift in Trust

A gift for someone to use over a specified period of time. Once that period has ended, the gift can be passed on to someone else, or even a charity.

'Thank You' from the Crew of the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean. © Will Rose / Greenpeace
Greenpeace Esperanza crew members form hearts with their hands to say ‘Goodbye and Thank You’ to supporters. The crew has been in the Indian Ocean to peacefully tackle unsustainable fishing. © Will Rose / Greenpeace

Cash Gift

The gift of a fixed sum of money is also called a pecuniary gift. The value of this type of gift will go down over time as the cost of living increases.

Errera Channel in Antarctica. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Greenpeace
General scenes from the Errera Channel, Antarctica. Greenpeace is back in the Antarctic on the last stage of the ‘Protect The Oceans’ Expedition. We have teamed up with a group of scientists to investigate and document the impacts the climate crisis is already having in this area. (This picture was taken in 2020 during the Antarctic leg of the Pole to Pole expedition under the Dutch permit number RWS-2019/40813)

Specific Legacy

The gift of a particular named item that you want to pass on, such as a painting, a piece of jewellery, or even a property.

Join thousands around the globe who have left a legacy gift in their Will

Leaving Greenpeace a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support the environment. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact on future generations. The type of gifts left in a Will can be chosen in a way that suits you best.

Please get in touch with us to explore the possibilities.

To learn more about leaving a gift to Greenpeace, please do not hesitate to get in touch

Contact Us

If you are an executor, solicitor or law firm please get in touch with Chantell Burns by email at [email protected]

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