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Would you like to continue making a difference for the world's children - even after your lifetime? A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways to leave a legacy of hope for future generations.

Charitable Bequest
Donor's Family
World Vision

Your Bequest Options

Add World Vision to documents you already have in place, or plan to put in place.

  • Include a bequest to World Vision in your Will or Revocable Trust.
  • Designate World Vision as beneficiary of your Retirement Assets - IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension.
  • Name World Vision as a beneficiary of your Life Insurance policy.
  • Designate World Vision as a beneficiary of a Bank account-(s).

Choose the type of bequest that best meets your needs and goal for loved ones and causes close to your heart:

  • Percentage bequest:
  • Specific bequest:
  • Residuary bequest:
  • Give a percentage of your estate.
  • Give particular dollar amount of specific asset.
  • Leave the balance of residue of your estate after other distributions are made and expenses are covered.

How Do You Make a Bequest?

Will or trust:
Work with your lawyer to add language to include a bequest to World Vision. Depending on your situation, it may be as easy as adding a simple codicil to your current plan.

Retirement Assets, Life Insurance or Bank Accounts:
Simply contact your life insurance provider, retirement plan adminstrator, and / or bank or financial institution to fill out and file the appropriate beneficiary designation form(s) or payable on death (POD) form(s).

Click here to view sample bequest language. The page also includes:

  • World Vision's legal name and Tax ID number to include in your paperwork and / or provide to your lawyer.
  • Information regarding tax consequences of leaving certain types of assets to loved ones.


  • Maintain control of your assets during your lifetime.
  • Have the flexibility to modify your bequest if your circumstances change.
  • Reduce your taxable estate by the amount given to World Vision.
  • Make a significant gift to World Vision and designate how it should be used.
  • Experience the satisfaction of knowing you can continue to help children even after you are gone.

Contact Us for More Information

If you have any questions about making a bequest, please click here to send us an email or call 1.800.426.5753.