The term trustor refers to the entity that provides assets to a trustee, which is responsible to hold and maintain the assets on behalf of a beneficiary. The trustor is the person or business that gifts a trust's assets to a beneficiary.
Also known as the grantor and settlor, a trustor provides the assets to the trustee, which maintains them on behalf of the trust's beneficiary. This is one of three essential roles individuals may play when establishing a trust.
When a blind trust is established, the trustor is frequently also the beneficiary. The trustor can also act in the role of trustee.