Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

You have the power to provide one hungry family the training it takes to feed themselves and their children; to give a young girl a chance at an education; to empower a woman to have a voice in her community. Together, we can change the world. One child, one family, one community, at a time. And it all starts with a gift.

IRA Charitable Rollover — A Permanent Giving Option:
Many donors recognize that directly transferring funds from an IRA is a great way to make support for Heifer Foundation or Heifer International a part of their legacy, and now it is a permanent option. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • You may individually transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year; a married couple may give up to $200,000.
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Heifer.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to Heifer, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
  • The transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

If you are interested in this popular way to support Heifer, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.

Gifts of Property. You can donate appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property. This is an effective way to fund a legacy gift that can give you peace of mind today and the satisfaction of knowing that you’ll be making a difference for years to come.

You can leave this generous gift while still using the property throughout your lifetime, and you may even receive a tax deduction for your gift.

Gifts of stock: Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds appreciated in value are among the best ways to support Heifer. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Click here to download stock gift instructions for Heifer Foundation, or click here to download stock gift instructions for Heifer International.

Gifts of Cash. A donation of cash is a simple and effective way to create your legacy with Heifer. You benefit from a charitable tax credit while you have an immediate impact on our mission to increase our principal endowment, ensuring sustainable support for Heifer for generations to come.

You can make your gift online with our secure online donation form or by sending a check or money order by mail to:

Heifer Foundation
1 World Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202

Please contact Debbie McCullough, Vice President of Planned Giving, at legacyinfo@heiferfoundation.org or 888-422-1161 x 4922 if you have any questions. Then, consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine which planned gift strategy is best for you.