Planned Giving

Have you always dreamed of leaving behind a legacy? By including Oregon Horse Rescue in your will, you can give a gift that keeps giving back for years to come. Planned giving allows you to bequest a charitable gift to Oregon Horse Rescue through your will or trust and often allows for a large tax break for the donor. This mode of giving puts all the power in your hands to decide how we should use the gift to support our mission and work. For many donors, planned giving also provides an opportunity to give a much larger gift than would otherwise be possible during their lifetime— meaning you can make an impact in the lives of horses even after you’re gone.

What Can I Bequest?

Capital wealth / cash assets
Vehicles (cars, four wheelers, trucks, etc.)
Property (land, homes, deeds, etc.)
Life Insurance Policies
Securities (stocks and bonds)

Bequests are not irrevocable and you can always decide how much or how little you’d like to give by bequesting a percentage of your estate.

How Do I Make a Planned Gift?

  1. Send us a notice of Bequest Intention
    Drop us a line at to let us know you’re thinking about a planned gift. We’ll help answer any questions you have and make record of the future gift

  2. Choose which assets to give
    Decide if you’d like to give non-cash assets, transfer vehicle ownership, and/or donate property, capital, or securities

  3. Determine your gift variety
    Create a charitable bequest, gift annuity, or remainder trust depending on which option works best for your unique financial situation

Here is a sample of the kind of language you can use to make a bequest in your will to Oregon Horse Rescue:

“I give and bequeath to Oregon Horse Rescue, a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code designated with EIN # 38-3906749, with its principal offices and mailing address presently located at 4771 Pacific Avenue, Suite A, Eugene, Oregon 97402, the sum of $______ [OR “the sum and residue of my estate” OR “$_____% sum of the rest and residue of my estate”], to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes and mission.”

Please Note:
Oregon Horse Rescue is not an attorney and all information here is intended to be used generally and for informative purposes only. Consult with a licensed law professional regarding your personal finances to determine if planned giving is the right choice for you.