Beginning in the early 1900's, gifts from the estates of faithful friends were important to our survival during tough economic times. Today, with diminishing government funding, planned giving is critical so we can maintain excellent standards of care, meet the increasing demand for services, and expand our prevention services.
Our Foundation staff can assist you directly or work with your financial advisors to explore your charitable estate planning options.
Leaving a legacy
Today, there is a wide variety of gift vehicle options in estate planning. One of the most common options is a bequest through a will. Beneficiary designations through retirement plans or life insurance can also be very simple and easy ways to provide for charitable organizations. There are different kids of trusts that can be established, which can be advantageous gift vehicles for you while also providing a charitable component.
Unless designated for a specific purpose, the estate gifts we receive are used to grow the Children's Home Foundation endowment from which a board designated percentage (typically 5%) is distributed annually to fund the programs and services of Children's Home Society.
This is the preferred language for estate planning to support Children's Home Society:
For bequests or trusts: "I bequeath [ ] to Children's Home Foundation, 801 N Sycamore Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57110 (Federal Nonprofit ID#: 46-0366277) to support the mission of Children's Home Society of South Dakota."
For beneficiary forms or other documents with limited space: Children's Home Foundation, Sioux Falls, SD. If space allows, you may also include the address and Federal ID# specified in the bequest language above.
Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, we would be honored to include those who have made an estate provision for us as one of our Guardians of the Children. Guardians of the Children is a legacy group we have established to recognize and honor those whose vision, philanthropy, and love of children has been demonstrated by a planned estate gift for Children's Home Foundation.
For more specific examples, download our Bequest Language PDF: