Who We Are
Founded in 1991 by Heifer International’s Board of Directors, Heifer Foundation’s mission is to raise and oversee financial assets to support the work of Heifer International.
They are global partners that work closely together to meet the unique needs of donors while working toward the common goal of ending hunger and poverty.
What We Do
Heifer Foundation has been Heifer International’s global partner for more than 25 years, managing an endowment to provide ongoing financial support for Heifer’s work.
The Foundation’s endowment is built through charitable gifts such as cash, property and stock, as well as funds from bequests, trusts and annuities. These gifts are invested, and the investment earnings provide annual support for Heifer for many years into the future.
By carefully investing each charitable gift, the initial donation has a greater impact over a longer period. Each year, a distribution of the earnings of the endowment is made available to Heifer International for use in ending hunger and poverty. This sustainable cycle of support provides lasting resources for Heifer’s sustainable solution to end hunger and poverty.
While donations to Heifer International are put to immediate use, gifts made to Heifer Foundation are invested for the future, so that our shared mission of helping people in the margins of the world can continue for generations.
Heifer Foundation and Heifer International are separate nonprofit charitable organizations with distinct purposes. We work closely together to support a common mission of development while meeting the unique individual needs of our donors.
Your Role as an Investor
As a donor, you decide when and how you want your money to work. A gift to Heifer International provides for immediate needs for work in the field. A gift to Heifer Foundation is invested to ensure funding for our future work, and can even offer lifetime payments back to you as a donor. Either way, your gift creates hope, offers dignity and forges a way for disadvantaged people around the world to become self-reliant.