Why Give to Heifer Foundation

Make the enrichment of all the world’s hungry a part of your life story, and enjoy specific benefits in return.

Your generous commitment to Heifer Foundation embraces millions of people living in communities touched and changed by Heifer International. Through the Foundation’s cultivation of a long-term endowment, a steady and predictable stream of annual funding can sustain Heifer’s most urgent projects both in the U.S. and abroad. And the special gifts allowing for this are ones that can benefit you and your family, too.

Your gift not only benefits farmers and their communities, but also provides specific advantages for you. For example:

  • Most gifts cost you nothing now.
  • Many gifts pay you income.
  • With most gifts, you are not obligated in any way when you give and you can change your beneficiaries at any time.
  • You can give a gift of any amount – whatever is right for you. With the exception of trusts and annuities, there are no minimum amounts required.

Your support will ensure that together, we can continue to accomplish Heifer’s vision to end hunger, sustain communities, and help families pass on the Gift of poverty-ending education and empowerment.

Shared Vision

We know that people like you are committed to making the world a better place for generations to come. And, we at Heifer Foundation join you in that commitment by raising and overseeing financial assets to support the work of Heifer International.

By collaborating with Heifer Foundation, you and supporters like you will help Heifer International:

  • Transform communities by providing resources that promote socially sustainable values and activities.
  • Provide the tools for economic stability by enhancing the capacity of small-scale farmers, especially women, to secure their livelihoods.
  • Provide livestock, training, and natural resource management needed to strengthen the social, economic and ecological fabric of communities.
  • Improve families’ self-sufficiency by helping men and women sow and cultivate their future – including creating the surplus needed to feed their communities and the world.


From Cup To Cow: Cultivating Generations Of Hope For The Future

In 1938, an Ohio farmer named Dan West was directing a milk distribution to hungry refugee children when he thought, “They don’t need a cup. They need a cow.”

Six years later, West founded Heifer Project International, a charity working to end hunger and poverty and protect the earth. In the decades since, Heifer has helped 15.5 million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance.

In 1991, Heifer International’s Board of Directors created Heifer Foundation, a separate nonprofit organization whose mission is to create, manage, and grow an endowment to secure Heifer’s ability to continue its mission well into the future.

Your investment in Heifer Foundation is an investment in bringing help and hope where it is needed most. Joining our supporters will help cultivate long-term, annual support for Heifer International’s work worldwide, touching the lives of millions of people in need.

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Debbie McCullough

Debbie McCullough

Vice President of Planned Giving
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Debbie McCullough

Debbie McCullough

Vice President of Planned Giving
888-422-1161 x 4922

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