Leave a beautiful, green legacy

There's a famous quote that goes "The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now." It can be hard to plan for the future and make sure that the things you love the most can be shared with future generations. One way to make sure that you can be remembered for your love of nature is through a forever gift to the Arboretum. Many choose to name The Arboretum as a beneficiary in their will or as a recipient of donations in their honor. Gifts provided through planned giving will be invested in The Arboretum’s endowment fund through the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. 


A planned gift is a lasting gift, one that will make an impact for generations to come. Because the fund is endowed, all donated dollars are invested and only the income resulting from the investments can be used by the Arboretum on an annual basis.

Planned gifts of all sizes and forms help shape The Arboretum’s future and are critical pieces of the puzzle that helps to ensure the Arboretum will have the resources to fulfill its mission in years to come. While remaining in sync with today’s challenges and celebrations, The Arboretum is constantly looking forward and planning ahead. You can help us do so by remembering The Arboretum in your estate planning.

For more information on how to donate or for more information about the endowment, please visit the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa's website.

Added Benefit of Giving
Gifts to The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Fund are eligible for a 25% Iowa state tax credit in addition to the normal federal deductions for charitable giving. To learn more about Endow Iowa tax credit, contact the Community Foundation at 319-287-9106 or visit

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