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Charitable Estate Planning: Leave a Lasting Legacy with ICF

Planned giving through your estate plan is one of the most rewarding ways to support the causes you care about. But for many, it can be a complex and uncertain process. ICF can help you enjoy the financial benefits available through planned giving while leaving a legacy to be remembered.

Explore how you can make a difference below.

With planned giving, you can use financial tools like bequests and charitable remainder trusts to:

Reduce the tax burden on your family

Receive estate tax savings

Receive a fixed income for life

Support your chosen causes for years to come

Make a real difference in the lives of others



ICF has more than two decades of experience helping our donors build charitable giving into their estate plans. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine:


Find out what types of assets make the best planned gifts. Learn how gifting cash, securities and property can help achieve your estate planning and philanthropic goals.


We can help you structure a gift that provides both tax benefits and personal or family income while supporting your chosen cause.


ICF can connect you with the nonprofit organizations and community programs that match your areas of interest and will make the best use of your investment.

With ICF, you get peace of mind knowing you made the right investments to meet your estate planning goals while supporting meaningful giving and inspired change.


A bequest is one of the simplest and most effective planned giving tools. With our help, you can include language in your will or charitable trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends or ICF as part of your estate plan. Bequests can be made in several ways, including:

Specific dollar amount or asset

A percentage of your estate

The balance or residue of your estate

A beneficiary designation of certain assets

ICF has partnered with FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will and building your legacy. It’s easy to use, free of charge and can be completed in 20 minutes. Get started on your plans today.

In addition to taking care of your loved ones and their future, you can use this tool to support ICF and make meaningful change in communities you care about.
Create a legacy with the International Community Foundation today.

Contact us to learn more about making a bequest.

FreeWill’s Free Estate Planning Tool

Which is the Right Planned Giving Tool for You? ICF simplifies this important decision by helping you understand the many different planned giving tools and matching the right one(s) to your estate planning goals. Contact us to learn more.

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