Leave a Future Gift

You can help plan for the future

The Renton Regional Community Foundation is here for the long-term and relies on donors who share our dream for a better future for the Puget Sound area. Fortunately, there are almost as many ways to give as there are needs to be met ― now and in the future. With a little planning, you can benefit your community at the same time you provide for your own future and that of your children.

What is a Planned Gift?

Planned gifts are made from a donor’s overall estate and not from current income. This type of giving typically utilizes the donor’s own legal and/or tax advisors. Planned gifts take into account the benefit to the charity, as well as the financial implication to you and your family and can include cash, publicly traded securities, real estate, life insurance, or other personal property. A planned gift can be established through a variety of charitable gift vehicles, including through those that offer an additional stream of income.

For more complicated estate planning vehicles, we partner with U.S. Bank Charitable Services Group. We would be delighted to facilitate a phone call or an appointment with a U.S. Bank Charitable Services Group member to help answer your questions about planned gifts. They can help you navigate this very complicated process so that you achieve your charitable goals and any tax benefit to you.

Making a Gift Through Your Will

Making a gift through your will is a simple and popular way to support your community and the causes you care about most and can offer significant tax advantages. It can also leave a lasting legacy for you and for your family.

When including the Renton Regional Community Foundation in your will, you may choose to designate your gift toward:

  • A specific fund,
  • A new fund in your name*,
  • A general area of interest,
  • A specific cause, or
  • An unrestricted gift for the area of greatest need.

See our Recommended Bequest Language to help you craft a change or codicil to your will.

*If you wish to give a gift of $10,000 or more, you can request the Renton Regional Community Foundation establish a fund in your name to benefit the cause(s) that you specify. Should you choose to donate more than $100,000, you may also request that the gift be treated as an endowment, in which the principal gift is maintained for the future and only the earnings are distributed to the benefit of the cause you choose to support.

Contact us today with questions or for more information about wills and other forms of planned gifts.

Community Leadership Society

We greatly appreciate when a donor includes the Renton Regional Community Foundation in their will or estate plan. When they do, they become our partner in guaranteeing that resources will be available in the future.

Donors who designate a gift in their will, or complete another form of planned gift, such as a charitable remainder trust, will have their name included in our Community Leadership Society.

 A simple letter of intent telling us how you intend to include RRCF or one of our funds in your estate plans will allow us to add your name to the growing list of individuals who choose to benefit their community in this thoughtful way. You can also establish your own fund through your will, so that you can impact causes you care about long into the future.

Benefits of planning a future gift and joining RRCF’s Leadership Society include:

  • A relationship with RRCF and other donors during your lifetime.
  • The personal satisfaction of planning for the future and knowing your legacy will make a difference for your community.
  • Potential tax benefits relative to income and estate taxes.
  • Recognition in RRCF publications, unless anonymity is desired.
  • Invitations to Foundation informational and recognition events.

For more information on how you can join this visionary group of people, contact the Foundation.

We just updated our wills and included the RRCF as a beneficiary. We knew the general areas we wanted to benefit. However, times and organizations change so we specified two areas we wanted to benefit and trust the wisdom of the RRCF board to further our wishes when the time comes.”

Roger & Marlene Winter