This is the most popular type of Planned Gift. A bequest is a gift made through a will or living trust and is usually a percentage or dollar amount of an estate that goes to a nonprofit after the donor’s death. Supporters can often make a larger gift in their will than they can during their lifetime, creating a powerful legacy of peace.
Courtesy of our partners at FreeWill, you can now make a gift to create a peaceful future by creating or updating your legal will online, at no cost. If you would prefer to work with an attorney, you can also save on costs by using FreeWill to document your wishes first.
Charitable IRA Rollover (also referred to as Qualified Minimum Distribution)
If you’re 70 ½ years or older, you can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA to charities of your choice without having to pay income tax on the donation. The funds must be transferred directly to the charity.
Life Insurance and Retirement Plans
You can choose to designate a portion of all of your Life Insurance or IRA/401 (k) or other retirement plans to a non-profit. It may provide the opportunity to make a larger gift, and heirs benefit as well since both are exempt from estate tax.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity provides you a fixed income payment for life in return for transferring an irrevocable gift of cash or securities. While providing for yourself and your family, you are making a lasting impact to create peace in the world. You also qualify for tax benefits, including a federal income tax deduction, when you itemize.
If you would like to make a legacy gift and are in:
- the United States, contact Anna Zaros, Director of Organizational Advancement at 612-871-0005 x226 or [email protected]
- Europe, contact Kerstin, Fundraising Manager at +41 (0)22 552 66 11 or [email protected]
When including Nonviolent Peaceforce in your giving plans, our legal tax name is Nonviolent Peaceforce, Inc and our Tax ID Number is 35-2197019.