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Planned Giving

The Safe Water Guardian Society is comprised of extraordinary individuals who have embraced Water For People’s vision of a world where everyone has safe water and sanitation services that last forever.

Safe Water Guardians have pledged to include Water For People in their will or long-term plans.

Benefits of Becoming a Safe Water Guardian

Your planned gift is a vital part of bringing water, sanitation, and hygiene to those in need around the world, while also providing additional benefits to you and your loved ones.

You know your gift will benefit communities for generations.

You can create a legacy
that reflects your values.

You can be publicly recognized
in our Annual Report.

You may receive an income tax
deduction with certain gifts.

You may potentially reduce estate taxes your loved ones could incur.

You will receive a unique Safe Water Guardian lapel pin.

Types of Planned Gifts

Water For People is honored to accept several types of planned gifts. Most of them are revocable and can be altered as your financial situation changes.

Bequest

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A bequest is a gift effected through your will that provides future support for Water For People. Since you may change your will at any time, the gift is revocable. Please work with your financial or estate planning advisor to include Water For People in your will.

Sample language for a specific or percentage bequest:

"I give, bequeath, and devise [dollar amount/description of asset or X percentage] of my estate to Water For People, a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located at 100 E. Tennessee Ave., Denver, CO 80209, to be used for its general purposes."

Samples language for a residuary bequest:

"I give, bequeath, and devise [all or X percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of property, both real and personal, wherever situated, which I may own or be entitled to at my death, to Water For People, a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located at 100 E. Tennessee Ave., Denver, CO 80209, to be used for its general purposes."

Life insurance policy and retirement asset gifts

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These are other means to support Water For People’s mission beyond your lifetime. Please work with your financial or estate planning advisor to name Water For People as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, IRA, 401(k), or other retirement plan.

Charitable remainder trust

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This is a type of life-income gift. It is irrevocable and enables you to make a long-lasting and potentially tax-deductible contribution to Water For People while providing yourself with income for life. Charitable remainder trusts provide for a specified distribution, at least annually, to at least one non-charitable income recipient for a period specified in the trust instrument, with the remainder of the trust being paid to at least one charitable beneficiary. A charitable remainder trust should be set up by you with the help of your estate planning attorney.

Questions about your Planned Gift? Contact our Team.

All planned gifts other than cash or readily marketable securities are subject to further review to ensure they are made in accordance with Water For People’s gift acceptance policies. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. We encourage you to consult with your attorney or tax advisor.

Want to learn more about planned giving and how to become a Safe Water Guardian? Please reach out to our team with any questions.

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Share Your Plans With Us

Have you already included Water For People in your will or other long-term plan? We invite you to fill out our letter of intent. You always have the option to keep your gift anonymous, but we would love the opportunity to personally thank you for your generosity.