A bequest, which is a type of planned gift, is a percentage or amount of your estate that you can designate to support a charitable cause beyond your lifetime. Many visionary donors have chosen to include charitable bequests to Greenhill Humane in their will or trust.
Your planned gift doesn’t cost you a cent today, but it will have a major future impact on our work to help the animals. This is one of the most powerful ways to donate: no matter your age or current circumstances, anyone can make this commitment today to protect vulnerable animals of the future.
If you don’t have an estate plan in place, you’re not alone: 70% of Americans do not have an up-to-date will. However, creating your will is an essential step to support the people and causes you love. It ensures that your wishes are known, saves your loved ones the stress and cost of probate proceedings, and lets you (and not the government) decide where your property goes. And creating a will doesn’t have to be costly or complicated — in fact, we have partnered with FreeWill to make it easy and completely free.
FreeWill is a team of 70+ engineers, lawyers, designers, nonprofit experts, and more who are dedicated to making estate planning more accessible — and have raised $2B in planned gifts — through their free will-writing tool. Through this online platform, you can join the 185,000 others who have created their legal wills in under 20 minutes, at zero cost. All you have to do is answer simple questions about you and your wishes. Once you’re finished, you will receive a document to download, print, and sign. Your final will is valid in all 50 states.
Yes, you can! To do so, simply create and execute a new will using FreeWill, and destroy the earlier version
FreeWill can still help — even if you’d prefer to finalize your will with an attorney! At the end of your will-making process, you’ll get a set of your documented wishes that may save you time and money with your lawyer.