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Planned Giving

Automate Planned Giving with Food for the Hungry

We're delighted you stopped by to explore how Food for the Hungry can help with your charitable giving plans. Here you can see the process for giving a non-cash item. You'll also find guidance for structuring gifts through wills, trusts, business interests, gift annuities or retirement plans. We're here to serve you, whether you're thinking about how to give wisely, or you're ready to put a planned gift in place.

Where Would You Like to Begin?

Think First, Then Give

Prepare your mind and heart as you make legacy arrangements.

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Ways to Support FH

See what assets you can give and learn wise ways to give them.

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Craft Your Legacy

Make ending poverty in someone's life be part of your legacy.

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Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to Food for the Hungry.

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When might life insurance gifts make sense?

  • You want the policy to benefit family members, but you also want there to be a charitable component to the policy.
  • You purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
  • In the sad event that the original beneficiary has already died.
  • In the happy event that your family is now well provided for by other assets in your estate plan.
  • You want FH to be a contingent beneficiary so that no matter what happens in the future, you know that this insurance asset will truly provide for someone in need.

Various ways to make a gift of life insurance:

  1. Sign over ownership of the policy to FH. Simply request an "absolute assignment form" from your insurance provider. Once the transfer is complete, we will provide you with the acknowledgement letter needed to receive a charitable deduction that year.
  2. Make FH a primary beneficiary or one of several co-beneficiaries on your policy. In this case, you will continue to own the policy and can make use of it during your lifetime. Your estate may later benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction. This arrangement is easily made by requesting a "beneficiary designation form" from your insurer.
  3. Name FH as a contingent beneficiary on your policy. In this case, FH will only receive the death benefit in the event that the primary beneficiary predeceases you. Again, this contingent beneficiary is easily arranged by requesting a "beneficiary designation form" from your insurer.

We will gladly help you arrange it

If you have any questions about making a gift from your life insurance policy, please speak with your insurance agent and contact us. We would be happy to answer questions that you have.

Also, please let us know if you have already named us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy! We would like to both thank you and verify that the gift arrangement is all in good order.

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