Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

For two decades EWG’s groundbreaking research has changed the debate over our nation’s environmental health. From households to Capitol Hill – EWG’s team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers, communication experts and programmers have worked tirelessly to make sure someone is standing up for public health when government or industry won’t.


A gift through your will, trust, retirement or life insurance plan can make sure EWG is always in your corner – for your family and for future generations to come. 


What you should know about Legacy Giving:

  • You don't have to be a financial planner to plan your estate giving, EWG is here to help.
  • You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can receive guaranteed payments for life in return for your gift.

How to Get Started

If You Already Have a Will

Contact Jocelyn Lyle by emailing or calling 202-667-6982 for more details or use the below sample bequest language: 


I bequeath [the sum of _________ dollars] [all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate] [an amount equal to _____ percent of the net value of my estate] to Environmental Working Group (Tax Identification number 52-2148600), an environmental nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. [Optional:] It is my intent that this bequest be used for [specify program area].

If You Would Like to Start a New Will

To make it straightforward and easy for you to begin writing a will, we’ve partnered with FreeWill. FreeWill is a tool that you can use to create your own will in less than 25 minutes at zero cost to you. Visit Freewill.com/ewg to start your will today.


Including a gift to EWG is a powerful way to protect your health and environment for decades to come.


This tool is free to you whether you choose to include a gift to EWG or not, and can be used to create a fully valid legal will or guide you through planning your will before finding a lawyer near you.