Gifts in a will or by beneficiary designation are simple ways to expand access to rights-based sexual and reproductive health care for years to come — and they don’t cost anything now.
Please let us know if you’ve included a gift for Fòs Feminista in your will or through a beneficiary designation. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.
If you previously included a gift to Fòs Feminista in your will or trust under our prior name, you may be wondering what action you need to take to ensure your plans are correct and up to date.
To ensure that we receive your gift as you intended, please include our tax ID number (13-1845455), which remained the same when our name changed.
If you do decide to update your plans, please use this sample language.
Gifts in a Will
Making a gift in your will or trust is the most common, time-honored way of ensuring that your support of Fòs Feminista and desire to provide women and girls with reproductive health care and services continues for generations to come.
Once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider making reproductive justice part of your life story through a legacy gift.
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A gift in your will offers the following benefits:
- Lasting Impact: Your gift will create your legacy of support.
- Flexible: You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.
- No Cost: It costs you nothing now to give in this way.
Three ways to include a gift in your will
A specific gift is a gift of a specific dollar amount or asset.
A residuary gift is a gift of any remainder of your estate after all necessary costs and bequests to others have been satisfied.
Gifts by Beneficiary Designation
It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use to support our shared vision of feminist solidarity for future generations. — and it costs you nothing now.
By naming Fòs Feminista as a beneficiary of these assets, you can power our mission for years to come and establish your legacy of reproductive justice.
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Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:
- Reduce or eliminate taxes
- Reduce or avoid probate fees
- No cost to you now to give
- Create your legacy with Fòs Feminista
Types of gifts by beneficiary designation
Retirement plan assets
Naming Fòs Feminista as a beneficiary of your retirement plan can be an attractive option for creating a legacy while reducing income and possibly estate taxes for your loved ones. Since Fòs Feminista is a tax-exempt organization, naming us as a beneficiary means that 100 percent of your gift will go toward improving access to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for years to come.
Life insurance policies
You can name Fòs Feminista as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy. With this gift arrangement, Fòs Feminista will receive the proceeds of your policy after your lifetime. You can change your beneficiary at any time and may reduce your estate taxes.
Bank or brokerage accounts
This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. The next time you visit your bank, you can name Fòs Feminista (Tax ID: 13-1845455) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward reproductive justice for years to come.
Funds remaining in your donor-advised fund
What remains in a donor-advised fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. When you name Fòs Feminista as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value, you will expand access to rights-based sexual and reproductive health care.
How to update a beneficiary designation:
Simply contact your bank, retirement plan administrator, insurance company, or other financial institution to request a beneficiary designation form. You may also be able to log in to your account and update your beneficiaries online.
Please use our name: Fòs Feminista
Include our tax identification number: 13-1845455