Planned Giving

Plan for the Future of Food and Ag

When you make Farm Foundation part of your personal legacy, you help ensure a healthy future for our organization and our work to make a difference in food and agriculture.

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Join the Founders Circle

Since 1933, Farm Foundation has connected leaders in farming, business, academia, organizations and government through proactive, rigorous debate and objective issue analysis. We exist today thanks in no small part to the generous estate plans of our founders, Alexander Legge of International Harvester and former Illinois Governor Frank Lowden. Planning your own gift to Farm Foundation will help us continue our work as a trusted “think tank” while also applying the energy of a “do tank,” building momentum behind real, practical solutions in agriculture.

Common Planned Giving Options

There are several options for making a planned gift to Farm Foundation. You may make a bequest or gift through your estate by including a provision in your will or living trust, or by naming Farm Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy, among other means. Please contact us to start the conversation.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Make a substantial donation while still receiving the income generated from the asset you are transferring.

Gifts of Life Insurance

There are various ways of making a gift of life insurance. The type of gift will depend on your objectives, age and family situation.

Gifts of Real Estate

You can plan to donate a family residence or farm to Farm Foundation while continuing to use it until the end of your life.

Charitable Annuities

This involves a donation of money or other assets to Farm Foundation in exchange for guaranteed earnings for life, or for a determined period of time.

Gifts of Listed Securities

The gift of publicly listed securities other similar securities allows you to make a substantial contribution to Farm Foundation without capital gains tax.

Charitable Bequest

Making a bequest through your will, as a dollar amount or as a percentage of assets, is one of the simplest ways of planning a gift to farm Foundation.

Document Your Gift to Farm Foundation

Planning your gift helps build a future for farmers, our communities and our world beyond your lifetime. We are so grateful to all those in our Founders Circle who have, like Alexander Legge and Frank Lowden, supported Farm Foundation as part of their estate planning. Please get in touch with us to start the conversation.

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