Support Defenders of Wildlife and ensure you have the income you need in retirement.

The gift options below provide you with regular payments and a variety of tax benefits. They also help provide the long-term support Defenders needs to continue our work for years to come.

Charitable Gift Annuity

If you are at least 60 years old, you have the option of creating a charitable gift annuity to receive fixed income for the rest of your life -- and the rest of a second beneficiary's life, if you choose.

Donate $10,000 or more to Defenders of Wildlife using cash or securities and with a signed contract Defenders will send you monthly, quarterly or annual payments that are partially tax-free. For the tax year of your initial donation, you will also receive an immediate partial income tax deduction based on the amount of your gift.

Defenders of Wildlife will receive the remaining balance when the agreement ends at the end of the last beneficiary's lifetime.

Contact the Planned Giving Team at 1-800-915-6789 or legacy@defenders.org to discuss this gift option.

More Gifts that Pay You Income

Charitable Gift Annuity - Deferred
Great option for those looking to build retirement earnings for the future.

Charitable Gift Annuity - Flexible Payment 
Great options for those who want to build retirement savings AND want to be able to determine the start date for payments later, rather than immediately.

Remainder Annuity Trust
Large donation that will generate a fixed-income payout each year.

Remainder Unitrust
Large, partially tax-deductible donation that creates a flexible source of retirement income.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm interested in establishing a charitable gift annuity. How are the annuity payments guaranteed?

A gift annuity contract becomes a legal financial obligation of Defenders of Wildlife and is backed by all our assets. Defenders of Wildlife has an unbroken record in making timely payments to our annuitants, and that ongoing responsibility is a key element in its financial policies.