The Tributary is a community of givers who are making clean water part of their lasting legacy. By planning a future gift to charity: water, members of The Tributary help ensure that our work will continue until every person on the planet has access to clean water.
Whether you designate a specific amount or leave a percentage of your estate, your legacy gift will empower charity: water’s continued work. We’ve partnered with Freewill to help you create a will if you don’t have one already.Sample Will Language
Donating certain non-cash assets like real estate can provide significant tax benefits while advancing our mission.
Your retirement plans, life insurance policies, and annuities can all help bring clean water to communities in need.
If you are 72 or older, you can give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA, allowing you to exclude the amount of your RMD from your income, even if you don’t itemize your taxes each year.
If you have any questions for our team, we want to provide the best support for you. Please reach out!
Also, if you’ve already included charity: water in your will or estate plan, let us know! We’d love to officially welcome you to The Tributary.
Member of The Tributary together with Brian Kopper
charity: water supporter since 2014
When I commit to an organization, it is my hope and intent to be a part of it for life. There is no better way to hold true to this commitment than by giving not only in life but also in death.
I am grateful that my estate will not only benefit charity: water but the thousands of people the organization supports whether it be their own staff, local partners in the field, or people in need of clean water. The greatest impact I can hope for is that charity: water realizes its goal of bringing access to clean water for all.
Member of The Tributary together with Kelsey
charity: water supporter since 2013
The point of a will is to protect your loved ones and the legacy you want to leave behind. As a Spring member already giving regularly, the thought of that stopping if I was no longer here didn’t seem right. This is an organization and a cause that I absolutely believe in, and despite being only 28, I feel strongly that won’t change 10, 25, or 50 years from now. It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how much you have — if something is important to you, I believe you have to make that known.
It is the general policy of charity: water that all gifts shall be presumed to be for all charitable purposes (i.e. unrestricted) unless there is an explicit restriction. This allows the organization to apply the funds to the most pressing needs at the time of funding. The charity: water gift acceptance policy can be found here.
The information found on this page is intended for informational purposes only. We recommend consulting with a trusted financial advisor before making decisions involving your estate.
I [name], of [city, state ZIP], bequeath the sum of $[ ] or [ ] percent of my estate to Charity Global (dba charity: water), a nonprofit organization with a business address of PO Box 5026, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5026 and a tax identification number 22-3936753 for its unrestricted use and purpose.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with all other questions.