Planned Giving

  Create your Conservation Legacy – Planned Giving

Planned giving is the act of making a commitment to give an organization a major gift, over time or at death, as part of a donor’s overall financial and estate planning. If you are interested contributing to open land in perpetuity, improving our community for future generations, honoring someone you love or leaving a conservation minded legacy, then planned giving is the best way to accomplish this. Benefits may include tax savings or income for life.

Some examples include:

  • Gift of Securities – You can make a gift of appreciated securities resulting in tax benefits.
  • Donor-Advised Fund – This allows you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time.
  • Wills – You can make a gift from an estate to BACT through your will.
  • Living Trust – You can make a gift to BACT through a living trust.
  • Retirement Plan Gift – You can designate BACT as a beneficiary in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and 401(k) plans.
  • Life Insurance – You can donate policies or name BACT as a beneficiary.

If you would like more information about making a gift to BACT please contact us at [email protected] or at 847-387-3149.

 Your donation makes a difference

Your generous support is vital in helping us to preserve and care for the beautiful natural areas that make our community so special. Together with you, we can continue the important work of protecting the ecological value and open space heritage of our community and our region.

Your donation goes toward special projects right here in our greater Barrington community including:

  • Restoration of our five nature preserves, including adding pollinator habitat for pollinator species in peril.
  • Educating and inspiring high school students as our next generation of conservation leaders. Our future is in their hands! Your donation helps us offer internships, classroom-based programs, citizen science field experiences and also helps sponsor our “Teens4Green” junior advisory group.
  • Providing local schools, churches and other non-profits organizations with “monarch waystations” that not only provide habitat, but also educate the community at-large about the plight of the monarch butterfly and how we can help.
  • Participate in the Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watershed Partnership, which brings a variety of stakeholders together to explore ways to improve the water quality of streams, lake and rivers in these watersheds.
  • Community planting days like “Earth Day Work Day” and “Oaktober Fest”.


Barrington High School students at a restoration work day.