Bequests Made Through Wills or Revocable Living Trusts
A bequest is often the most realistic way for many donors to make a significant contribution to Feeding America. We are pleased to provide the following information to help you and your attorney establish your estate plans.
Want to Include Feeding America in Your Legal Documents?
Your advisor may want this information in order to complete your legal documents.
Our official name is “Feeding America.” We are incorporated in the State of Arizona and our Federal tax identification number is 36-3673599.
Why Create A Will or Revocable Living Trust?
Wills and revocable living trusts are very important estate planning tools. Either allows you to name guardians for your minor children and to determine who will receive your property after your death, in what amounts and proportions and under what circumstances. Tax considerations also may affect the provisions of your will or living trust.
You have an opportunity in your estate plan to provide not only for your family and friends, but also for charity. Besides cash, you may also leave stocks, bonds and other types of property to charity.
Engage Legal Counsel
Most experts agree that hiring an attorney with experience in estate planning will save you and your beneficiaries time and money in the long run. While you determine what goes into your will or trust, your attorney will make sure it is a proper legal statement of how you wish your possessions to be distributed.
Types of Bequests
When writing or updating your will, you can also make a real difference in the fight against hunger in America by naming Feeding America as a beneficiary.
Here are some common bequest options you can use:
- Specific bequest: Determine a specific dollar amount or asset that you wish to leave to Feeding America.
- Residual bequest: After you have provided for your loved ones, name Feeding America to receive a percentage or all of your residuary estate.
- Contingent bequest: Feeding America receives a bequest only in the event of the death of other beneficiaries.
Questions about leaving a bequest to Feeding America and/or planned giving? Please contact us.