Why do people like making planned gifts?
Planned gifts (most commonly a donation made in your will or trust) cost nothing today and allow you to make an incredible impact, which is why so many people choose to make them.
There are some other exciting but less common gifts — scroll down to learn more!
Popular gifts for the future
See what types of gifts many people choose to make. Many people make these to honor a loved one, to show what’s important in their life.
Gifts in a will or trust
Donations in your will or trust are (by far) the most popular type of planned gift. Learn more, or get help starting your will or trust – for free!
Popular gifts for today
Many people love these donation options because they fit with their personal circumstances and financial goals.
Donor Advised Funds
Easily recommend grants to In Defense of Animals for tax-efficient giving.
Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more to save on taxes and make a big impact.
Stocks and securities
Many people love donating stock or mutual funds because it may help them avoid paying capital gains taxes.
Qualified Charitable Distributions
Use your IRA to make tax-free gifts that benefit you and our mission.
Please let us know if you’ve already included us in your estate plans!
Letting us know is incredibly helpful to our team and helps to make sure your gift is used the way you want it to be.
Planned Giving Aids In Defense of Animals Mission
Your legacy gift ensures IDA’s vital work continues, safeguarding and advocating for animals in need long into the future. Your thoughtful contribution through planned giving paves the way for sustained progress, empowering IDA to persist in its mission of safeguarding and advocating for animals in need, well beyond the present time.
When it came time for me to plan my estate I knew without a doubt I wanted to leave a meaningful impact on a cause I deeply cared about – animal welfare. That’s why chose to include In Defense of Animals in my will. It’s wonderful to know that my love for animals will extend far beyond my lifetime and my contribution will support their protection and wellbeing for years to come. By donating through your will or trust you too can create a lasting legacy of compassion advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves. Join me in making a difference that transcends time as we stand together to protect and care for our precious animal friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Many people choose to leave a percentage of their estate, which scales up or down with your estate size.
Yes! Knowing in advance about your intentions is quite helpful to our staff, but you are always welcome to not share your gift.
We’ve partnered with FreeWill to help you make a will or trust at no cost to you. You can use this to complete your plans, or you may choose to use the same tools to get your affairs in order before visiting an attorney (who is likely to have a fee associated with finalizing your plans).
Yes. You are always free to revise or update your estate plans.
Yes! FreeWill will never share your personal information without your permission.