LEAVE A LEGACY FOR
Grow our impact by growing our ability
to work with more youth
Help youth find their voice, build self-confidence, and develop life skills, all while they discover and deepen their passion for serving with compassion, respect, humility, and kindness.
As a generous supporter of Hands4Hope, when it comes time to either create or update your estate plan, consider making a legacy gift as part of your planned giving. Your gift will help us continue our work in inspiring and empowering youth.
Planned giving simply means making a major gift as part of your overall financial and estate plan. It can be done as a bequest through your trust or will, or by naming Hands4Hope as a beneficiary on an account that is outside your trust, such as an IRA. A gift can be a specific dollar amount, a full account balance, or a percentage of your estate - it’s completely up to you. If you do leave a gift, you will join our Tree of Hope Legacy Society.
Our hope is that legacy gifts become an integral part of our future funding, enabling us to grow our impact by working with even more youth in Northern California, helping them find their voice, build self-confidence, and develop life skills, all while they discover and deepen their passion for serving with compassion, respect, humility, and kindness.If you choose or have chosen to name Hands4Hope as a beneficiary of your estate, please let us know your plans by completing the Tree of Hope Legacy Society Form. This will enable us to ensure your intentions are carried out as you wish, to show our appreciation of your generosity by including you as a member of our Tree of Hope Legacy Society, and—equally as important—to use your example as an inspiration to others to include Hands4Hope in their future plans, if you so wish.
We are so very grateful for your commitment to Hands4Hope. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
If you have made Hands4Hope part of your estate plan, we encourage you to contact us so that we can properly document your intentions and to express our sincerest thanks. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor before making any charitable gift planning decision.
count me in!
Complete either the printable form or the online form. Email the completed printable form to the email above or mail it to Hands4Hope, 3941 Park Drive, Suite 20-264, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. A Hands4Hope staff member will contact you for further instructions when we receive your form.
Thank you for your legacy gift!
Additional ways to fund your gift:
A gift in your will or living trust
A memorial gift
An endowed gift
A charitable remainder trust
A charitable lead trust
You can add Hands4Hope-Youth Making A Difference as the primary or back up beneficiary on a new or existing life insurance policy. After your lifetime, benefits from your policy pass to Hands4Hope-Youth Making A Difference free from estate tax. This type of legacy gift can be all or part of an endowment or go towards our general fund.
Types of retirement funds include IRA and 401(k) accounts. An IRA rollover provision allows a donor who has reached a defined age to exclude any IRA funds withdrawn and transferred to a charity from his or her income when filing a tax return for that year. The provision is applicable only to direct gifts of cash to a charitable organization from donors who are at least 70 1/2 years or older. This type of legacy gift can be all or part of an endowment or go towards our general fund.
A charitable remainder trust is a gift of cash or other property to an irrevocable trust. The donor receives an income stream from the trust for a term of years or for life, and Hands4Hope-Youth Making A Difference receives the remaining trust assets at the end of the trust term. The donor receives an immediate income tax charitable deduction when the CRT is funded based on the present value of the assets that will eventually go to the named charity.
A Charitable Lead Trust
A charitable lead trust is a gift of cash or property to an irrevocable trust. Hands4Hope-Youth Making A Difference would receive the income stream from the trust for a term of years. Depending on how the trust is structured, the donor enjoys a current income, gift, or estate tax donation on the donated assets.
This gift is made through your will. If your will is already written, you can add a “codicil,” which is an amendment making Hands4Hope-Youth Making A Difference a beneficiary. This type of legacy gift can be all or part of an endowment or go toward the general fund. Click here to learn more.