Planned Giving

Easy Ways to Leave a Legacy

Wills and Trusts
Retirement Plan
Life Insurance
Donor-Advised Funds
Wills and Trusts

One of the most common ways to remember the National Kidney Foundation and help us carry on our programs is to leave a gift in your will. You can name a specific dollar amount, or a percentage of what is left, after you leave specific gifts for family and friends.

You can also designate the Foundation as a beneficiary of all or part of your estate - and you can update your beneficiary at any time.

Retirement Plan

Estate Planning does not have to be complicated. In fact, some people may overlook one of the simplest ways to make a gift to us—by designating the National Kidney Foundation as the beneficiary of your pension plan, IRA, 401(K) or self-employed plan.

Since the National Kidney Foundation is a non-profit organization, we pay no income or estate taxes. This means 100% of your designated gift will go towards creating an impact for patients and caregivers affected by kidney disease.

Consult your financial advisor to see what is best for your particular estate plan. It is important to take steps to update your beneficiary regularly to reflect any life changes and current wishes.

Life Insurance

You can leave a gift from your bank account, brokerage account or life insurance policy. By naming beneficiaries on policies, the proceeds can be paid directly to the National Kidney Foundation.

Life insurance also offers a wonderful way to make a charitable gift. Check with your advisor to see which option would be best for you.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund is a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. For some donors you may have already established a donor-advised fund and support the National Kidney Foundation through your annual giving.

You can recommend your donor-advised charitable funds to be distributed in full, as a percentage, or as a dollar amount to the National Kidney Foundation at the time of your passing. Check with your donor-advised fund manager to see which option would be best for you.