A bequest is one of the most common types of planned gifts. You can specify your bequest to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) as a particular dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, the residue of your estate or a specific asset such as real estate or securities. Bequests will be distributed after all debts, taxes and expenses of your estate have been paid.

When your attorney draws up your will or living trust, FSS should be designated as:

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Inc. (IRS Tax I.D. number 06-1131090), located in Novato, California, whose mailing address is P.O. Box 1939, Mill Valley, CA 94942 USA

FSS taxpayer identification number: 06-1131090

FSS Articles of incorporation filed: September 19, 1985

We suggest you specify that your bequest be "used in such a manner as the Officers and Board of Directors of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies shall, in its discretion, determine." If you prefer to restrict your bequest to a particular program, the FSS is pleased to work with you to ensure that your wishes will be met.

Should you choose to make FSS a beneficiary of your estate plans, please let us know your intentions. (Email: Susan Mokelke at If you would like, you can provide FSS with a copy of the relevant portion of your will or living trust so we can ensure that your wishes are carried out at the appropriate time. This information will, of course, be kept strictly confidential.

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
PO Box 1939
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Attention: Susan Mokelke

Phone: (415) 897-6416
Fax: (415) 897-4583

Sample (for use in consultation with your attorney)

Thank you!

Now is the time to support your own interest in shamanism
as well as the work of The Foundation.


The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charitable organization, tax ID: 06-1131090.

The material presented on this web site is not offered as legal or tax advice. Please seek the counsel of your tax advisor, attorney and/or financial planner to review tax calculations to ensure that a contemplated gift is appropriate for your situation.