How You Can Give



Giving Through Your Estate

Please see below for sample language to include in a new will, or in a codicil to an existing will, to help ensure your gift is most useful to the Getty.


Bequest for general purposes:

“I give, devise, and bequeath (the sum of [x] dollars / [identify the specific property] / all or [x] percent of the residue of my estate) to the J. Paul Getty Trust, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California, for its general purposes.”


Bequest for specified purpose:


“I give, devise, and bequeath (the sum of [x] dollars / [identify the specific property] / all or [x] percent of the residue of my estate) to the J. Paul Getty Trust, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California (“Getty”), to support [identify program or purpose]. In the event of changed circumstances that, in the discretion of the Getty, make it unlawful, impossible, or impracticable to carry out the designated purpose of this bequest, then the Getty may use the bequest for other purposes as nearly as possible akin to the designated purpose.”