Gift and Estate Planning

Expand your philanthropic impact by including the Florida Springs Institute in your charitable gift and estate planning.

The Florida Springs Institute is supported entirely by private donations and grants. Your charitable contribution can make a significant difference towards our efforts to promote springs education, protection, and restoration.

There are several opportunities available to support the Florida Springs Institute:

Become a Florida Springs Institute Member. The Florida Springs Institute offers multiple membership levels that allow you to provide annual or lifetime support to a charitable cause that is close to your heart. Whether you are a student, family, or retiree looking to make a difference in your community, we offer membership options for all stages of life. To learn more about membership and benefits, click here.

Make a One-Time or Recurring Donation. If you do not wish to become an annual or lifetime member, please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to support our work on behalf of Florida’s springs.

Donations can be made online or mailed to:

Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute

Attn: Heather Obara, Associate Director 

23695 W US HWY 27                                                                                               Photo by: Tessa Skiles

High Springs, FL 32643


Name the Florida Springs Institute as Your Beneficiary. Another way to give back during your lifetime is to designate the Florida Springs Institute as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or insurance policy. You may also benefit from income tax savings.

Including the Florida Springs Institute in your living trust not only provides benefits to you during your lifetime, but also allows you to transfer those benefits to a worthy cause when you are no longer living.

Include the Florida Springs Institute in Your Will. Including a bequest in your will to the Florida Springs Institute is one of the most significant ways to create a legacy for springs protection. One of the biggest benefits of a bequest is that you have the option of changing your mind at any time. Charitable bequests may also provide federal estate tax reductions.

If you are interested in updating your will or adding a codicil to include the Florida Springs Institute as a beneficiary, please contact a licensed attorney.

Additional Information for Your Attorney. If you decide to include the Florida Springs Institute in your will or estate plans, please provide your attorney and/or financial advisor with the following information:

Legal name: Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, Inc.
Headquarters: 23695 W US HWY 27, High Springs, FL 32643
Tax ID #: 46-1663401

The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization as described in sections 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

In Lieu of Flowers. The loss of a loved is a very difficult time for family members and friends. Including the Florida Springs Institute as a charitable organization that others can contribute to in lieu of flowers is one way to ensure that your loved one is honored in a way that reflects their passion and love for Florida’s springs.

If you would like to include the Florida Springs Institute in an obituary, please consider the following language: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, 23695 W US HWY 27, High Springs, FL 32643.

Thank You for Ensuring a Future for Our Springs. No gift is too small. Your investment in the Florida Springs Institute can be designed to fit your financial goals at any age or income level, and will provide you with financial and tax benefits. Most importantly, your donation will ensure that future generations will experience and enjoy the beauty and magic of Florida’s springs like those who have come before them.  

For more information, please contact us.

Information provided on the Florida Springs Institute’s website is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Please consult a qualified financial advisor and attorney before making a gift.

The Florida Springs Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All or a portion of your donation may be tax deductible. FEIN 46-1663401.


Mailing Address: 23695 W US HWY 27, High Springs, FL 32643
Main Tel: (386) 454-2427
Main Fax: (386) 454-9369


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