Feed Our Future

Help us Feed Our Future™

We hope you’ll consider including a gift to Food Bank of the Rockies in your will or living trust.

One hundred years from now, no one will remember what house you lived in, what car you drove, maybe not even what you did for a living. What will be remembered is the legacy you left for generations to come.   Please remember Food Bank of the Rockies in your will and estate planning.

Your support today makes it possible for us to continue providing critical nutrition to hungry people in our community. And when you include a gift to Food Bank of the Rockies in your long-term estate or financial plans, you help ensure that we’ll be here, committed to fighting hunger and feeding hope, for many years to come.

Is This Gift Right for You?

A charitable bequest is a good choice for anyone who would like to support Food Bank of the Rockies in the future. Because you can change your mind at any time and make your gift in relative proportion to bequests to family and friends, this type of gift has universal appeal.

A Bequest is a Good Option if:

  • You want to support Food  Bank of the Rockies after your lifetime.
  • You have a will or living trust, or are ready to create one.
  • You are young or old, wealthy or middle class.
  • You want to make a charitable gift while ensuring family is taken care of first.
  • You want to maintain the flexibility to change your mind at any time.
  • You want estate tax relief.

How It Works
To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or revocable living trust.

Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate. Or you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, Food Bank of the Rockies receives your gift.

Charitable bequests have many benefits:

  • They are simple to include in your will or trust. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. Sample bequest language for Food Bank of the Rockies is: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Food Bank of the Rockies [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
  • They are flexible. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
  • They are versatile. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
  • They can provide tax relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.

We Can Help
Contact Kim Ruotsala, kruotsala@foodbankrockies.org, 303.375.5819 with any questions about naming Food Bank of the Rockies in your will or living trust. We’re happy to help, without obligation.

Additional Resources

Forms
IRS Form 8283, “Noncash Charitable Contributions” (PDF)
Instructions for Form 8283 (PDF)
IRS Publication 526, “Charitable Contributions” (PDF)
IRS Publication 561, “Determining the Value of Donated Property” (PDF)

Links
American Council on Gift Annuities
Charity Navigator
Guide Star