You can build the foundation of Cultural Survival and leave an important legacy for future generations. A gift from your estate, through a variety of estate planning vehicles such as wills, trusts, life insurance, and retirement assets, supports our mission while offering tax advantages to you and your family.

Including Cultural Survival in Your Will

One of the easiest ways to make a gift from your estate is by adding Cultural Survival as a beneficiary of your estate. This gift is called a charitable bequest and simply involves adding just a few sentences to your will. The language you need to include is the following:
I, [your name], of [your city, state, and zip], give, devise and bequeath to Cultural Survival Inc, FEIN ID: 23-7182593, [enter the amount or percentage of your estate or the description of any property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.
To notify us that you have included Cultural Survival in your estate, please fill out and return this form.

The Maybury-Lewis Legacy Society 

The Maybury-Lewis Legacy Society was created to recognize those members of our community who have included Cultural Survival in their estate plans. The Society is named after the founders of Cultural Survival, David and Pia Maybury-Lewis. The generosity of Maybury-Lewis Legacy Society members ensures that Cultural Survival will continue our mission of working together with Indigenous Communities and supports future generations.

In appreciate of their generosity, Maybury-Lewis Legacy Society members are invited to special events and other activities, and if they wish are acknowledged in Cultural Survival publications.


If you have any questions, please contact us by phone 617-441-5400 x18 or email mvitello[at]

Together, We Can Support Indigenous Communities in Nepal

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Cultural Survival is not a disaster relief organization. We work towards a world in which the rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

Bikalpa Gyan Kedra, an organization in Nepal founded by our Board Member Stella Tamang offers alternative educational opportunities to Indigenous girls and is not a disaster relief organization either, but since the earthquake they have been acting as a shelter to 300 local families. They need basic items like drinking water and food.

Radio Kairan in Kubu-Kasthali is asking for help with purchasing a power generator to get his community radio station back up and running to provide an essential means of communication for villagers on relief efforts as well as to power his community. Cost for this generator would be about $2,500

We have set up a special fund to assist our Indigenous contacts in Nepal. With your help, we can provide some limited assistance to our friends in desperate need.

Donate to Nepal