As a nonprofit organization, Coggeshall Farm depends on donors like you to keep history alive for thousands of visitors each year. You can support Coggeshall Farm and its efforts to preserve history and educate the public in a variety of ways, see below.

Carter Family Foundation Matching Gift Challenge

Thanks to the generosity of the Carter Family Foundation, your donation could have double the impact! The foundation will match all new and increased gifts to the museum up to $50,000. This support will allow us to offer field trips to schools that cannot afford to pay. Our goal is to give every Rhode Island student an opportunity to learn the important stories told through a visit to Coggeshall Farm Museum.

100% of funds donated through the link below go to Coggeshall Farm Museum.

Donate to the Matching Gift Challenge

Donate to the Annual Fund (Where Needed Most!)

Your gift helps us share our important story and keep Coggeshall Farm open to the public, not just now, but for years to come.

Make a one-time gift today!

Make a monthly recurring gift

 

Corporate Support

Coggeshall Farm Museum’s corporate member program provides businesses an opportunity to support the museum while taking advantage of complimentary access to Coggeshall Farm Museum, public brand recognition at the museum, and networking opportunities. Learn more here.

Matching Gifts

You can often double your gift if you, your spouse or your partner work for a company with a matching gift program. Simply check with your company’s HR representative or check here to see if your employer has a matching gift program and get instructions for submitting your matching gift request.

Bequest Gifts

One of the simplest ways to support the preservation of history long after you’re gone is to include a provision in your will that a share of your estate will be distributed to Coggeshall Farm. Review bequest options and sample bequest language below or call the Development Office at 508-347-0210 to talk about options.

You may have planned your estate through a revocable trust instead of a will. A transfer to Coggeshall Farm from your trust will bring you the same tax and planning benefits as a bequest from a will.

Your bequest or trust distribution to us will reduce the value of your estate for federal estate tax purposes. It will also be exempt from state inheritance taxes.

Some Options for Your Bequest

Specific Bequest: “I bequeath Twenty Thousand ($20,000) Dollars [or: all my xxxx stock] to Coggeshall Farm, a Rhode Island non-profit organization located in Bristol, RI.”

Residuary Bequest: “I bequeath Ten Percent (10%) of the residue of my estate to Coggeshall Farm, a Rhode Island non-profit organization located in Bristol, RI”

Contingent Bequest:  “If my nephew does not survive me or is unable to inherit this bequest, I direct that it be paid to Coggeshall Farm, a Rhode Island non-profit organization located in Bristol, RI”

Please speak with your financial planner to learn which option is right for you.

Suggested wording to Make a Bequest to Coggeshall Farm

The unconditional bequest  . . .
“I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Coggeshall Farm, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809,  __________ percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my property, real and personal, (or the sum of $ ________ or other appropriately described property to be paid out of the real of personal property) owned by me at my death to be used for the historic preservation and education purposes of Coggeshall Farm.”

The contingent bequest . . .
“. . . If any other the above-named beneficiaries should predecease me, then I give, devise, and bequeath the property, real or personal, which said beneficiary or beneficiaries would have received if they had survived me, to Coggeshall Farm, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809 to be used for the historical preservation and education purposes of Coggeshall Farm.”

The bequest of residue . . .
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Coggeshall Farm, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809 all the rest of my property, real and personal, to be used for the historic preservation and education purposes of Coggeshall Farm.”

The specific purpose bequest . . .
“I give and bequeath to Coggeshall Farm, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809 the sum of $__________ to establish the  ______________ Fund, the net income of which is to be used for _________. If at some future date, in the opinion of the Board of Trustees of Coggeshall Farm, the income from this fund is no longer needed for the aforementioned purposes, then the Board is authorized to use said income and principal for the historic preservation and education purposes of Coggeshall Farm.”

If you wish to contact us directly to talk about ways to support Coggeshall Farm and living history in Southern New England, please email development@osv.org or call 508-347-0210.