Giving a Gift to ICCF in Your Will
When you give a gift (also known as a “bequest” or “charitable bequest”) to ICCF in your will, you help ensure that ICCF will continue to make a difference well beyond your lifetime. You also model to your loved ones a legacy of generosity and concern for others.
“We are thankful for the opportunity to include ICCF in our will. Over many years we have watched ICCF faithfully use vision, creativity, and dollars to provide good homes for our neighbors, God’s precious children. We are eager to support this work into the future.”
Marc & Claudia Beversluis
A Bequest Gift to ICCF in your Will is:
It lets you balance your charitable goals with the future needs of your loved ones. Because you aren’t parting with assets today, you don’t have to worry about living expenses and future medical costs should you need the assets during your lifetime. Instead, you have the assurance of knowing that you can change your mind if circumstances change down the road.
You can assign a gift of a specified amount in your will, or you can give a percentage of your estate to ICCF. Because most people can’t predict the exact size of their final estate, making a gift by using a percentage amount is a good way to maintain the same giving proportions for your loved ones and the charities like ICCF whose missions matter most to you.
Simple to Accomplish
One or two sentences is all it takes. Use the Sample Language indicated below to give a bequest gift to ICCF in your will. If you want to include multiple charities in your will, you can streamline your estate plan giving through Barnabas Foundation.
If you have not yet completed your Will, click here to learn about Six Critical Components of Your Estate Plan.
Bequest Gift to be used as needed
I give to ICCF, tax identification # 38-1903026, a nonprofit ministry with its principal offices located at 415 Martin Luther King Jr. St. SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids MI 49507, [the sum of $ ___] OR [___% of the residue of my estate], to be used for its general purposes.
Bequest Gift to be used for a designated purpose
I give to ICCF, tax identification # 38-1903026, a nonprofit ministry with its principal offices located at 415 Martin Luther King Jr. St. SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids MI 49507, [the sum of $_ ] OR [ _% of the residue of my estate], to be used for [insert your designated purpose]. If, in its opinion, the need for funds for the designated purpose no longer exists, ICCF is authorized to use these funds for a similar purpose.
Let us know
If you have already included a gift to ICCF in your will or estate plan, thank you!
Please let us know so that we can make sure your gift is used as you intend, and so that we can plan ahead to best meet the ministry needs about which you care so much. In addition, we want to welcome you as members of the ICCF Homes & Hope Legacy Society, together with all ICCF’s faithful planned gift donors.