A bequest — a gift to Heifer Foundation specified in your will — will give you peace of mind knowing that your support of Heifer's work of ending hunger and poverty will continue for many years after your lifetime. Providing a gift to Heifer in your will is a way to leave a legacy of helping others, and it can also have certain tax benefits for your estate and heirs.
With a bequest or other end-of-life gift, you can:
Bequests are not just for the wealthy. Even a small portion of a typical estate can be a very meaningful gift to Heifer's work to end hunger and poverty.
Heifer Foundation's Why I Leave a Legacy (W.I.L.L.) Society was created to recognize individuals who have notified us that they have included a gift for Heifer in their will. Although the notification of your intent is not a binding agreement, it allows us to project future support for Heifer's mission to end hunger and poverty.
Once you notify us that you have included Heifer in your will, you are able to receive a free W.I.L.L. Society certificate that recognizes your generous gift to a world in need. If you need help getting started, a free Wills Guide could help you successfully plan your estate.
Heifer Foundation and its employees are not engaged in rendering legal, investment or tax advice. The content provided is for general information purposes only. Advice and assistance on specific cases should be obtained from attorneys or other professional counsel. Be aware of tax revisions. Because individual state laws govern charitable gifts, wills and trusts, the advice of an attorney should be sought when considering any of these gifts.