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Estate, Trust and Gift Planning
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Moscow, ID 83844-3201
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Types of Gifts

Bequest and Endowments


A gift to the University of Idaho through your will or revocable trust proclaims your confidence that the University will continue to accomplish its mission and make a lasting difference in the lives of future generations. A bequest is easy to arrange, does not affect your assets or cash flow during your lifetime, and is revocable.

  • Specific
  • Partial Residuary
  • Full Residuary
  • Contingent

A charitable bequest or trust distribution reduces the value of your estate for federal estate tax purposes, and exempts it from state inheritance taxes.


An endowment is a permanent fund into which gifts made by visionary University of Idaho supporters are placed. Endowments are the lifeblood of our private support initiatives. These accounts are held in the Foundation’s Consolidated Investment Trust (CIT) and are invested with the objective of optimizing total return — growth in principal as well as income for expenditure.

A minimum of $25,000 activates an endowment. Only the net income from the account is distributed to the programs designated by the donor, ensuring its continuance in perpetuity.