Planning a future gift to the Arlington Community Foundation offers the opportunity to make a difference in our community forever and leave a legacy by ensuring that future generations benefit from the gift you plan today. The Foundation offers the opportunity to easily create a donor advised fund or a scholarship fund now with plans to add to the fund in the future, or to create a new fund at the time the future gift is realized. You can continue supporting your favorite causes or charities long into the future – truly making a difference.
We hope that you will choose to inform us of your gift (and you may absolutely keep the amount or details confidential) so that we may extend to you our sincere thanks, as well as ensure that your gift will be used as you intend.
Planning a gift offers you an opportunity to leave a legacy by ensuring that future generations enjoy a strong, vibrant and enriched community. There are several ways you can make a planned gift:
Making a bequest in a will or revocable living trust to the Arlington Community Foundation is a simple way to donate and it can also help to reduce inheritance taxes. Some highly taxable assets, such as retirement plans, often make sense to donate to charity while leaving other assets to loved ones. Any percentage, part or component of estate or trust assets can be left to the Arlington Community Foundation and we are very grateful for each and every gift, small or large.
Sample bequest language to include in your will or trust is:
I hereby give and bequeath to the Arlington Community Foundation, a qualified charitable organization, or its successor organization, also a qualified charitable organization, 4601 N Fairfax Drive, Suite 1050, Arlington, VA 22203, Federal Tax ID# 54-1602838, a bequest of______________________________ _____________________________________________________ (describe a percentage of your estate, a fixed amount of money or designated real or personal property, or the residue of your estate).
If you are considering making a bequest gift to the Arlington Community Foundation, we invite you to call us to discuss the process at (703) 243-4785. You should also speak with your estate attorney.
Designating the Arlington Community Foundation or a Specific ACF Fund as Beneficiary of a Bank Account, Brokerage Account, Savings Bond, CD, Retirement Plan, Trust or Life Insurance Policy
Designating the Arlington Community Foundation, or a specific fund, as a beneficiary of a bank account, brokerage account, savings bond, certificate of deposit, retirement plan, trust or life insurance policy is another simple way to support the Foundation long into the future and help to reduce inheritance taxes. Any percentage, part or component of these assets can be left to the Arlington Community Foundation.