Gifting your donor-advised charitable fund (Fidelity Charitable®, Vanguard Charitable®, Schwab Charitable® or other) to Human Rights Watch after your lifetime is a great planned giving option. Allocate the donor-advised charitable fund in full, or a specific amount or percentage, to be distributed over a fixed time or until the balance becomes zero.

For more information, please contact Brian Peterson, Director of Legacy and Gift Planning, at legacy@HRW.org or 1-800-220-3078.

By making a gift of real estate, you can leverage a significant asset for both your benefit and Human Rights Watch. While supporting our mission, you can save on taxes, increase your income, and/or reduce the burden of maintaining or selling your property. Gifts can be made with residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate.

Types of Gifts with Real Estate

You can make an outright gift of either a percentage interest or an entire property.

By funding a trust or annuity with your gift, you can receive a well-managed income stream for life for you, your spouse, or other beneficiaries. You also receive an income tax deduction for a portion of your gift, avoid capital gains tax, and save on gift and estate taxes. In the future, your gift will benefit Human Rights Watch according to terms you determine in conjunction with the organization.

Through a retained life estate arrangement, you can donate your home to Human Rights Watch and continue to live there for your lifetime. You are entitled to an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of the appraised value. Moreover, the property is removed from your estate for tax purposes. Should you decide to move out of your home, you and Human Rights Watch can sell the property together and divide the proceeds proportionately. Alternatively, you may be able to transfer your remaining life interest to Human Rights Watch in exchange for an annuity.

For more information, please contact Brian Peterson, Director of Legacy and Gift Planning, at legacy@HRW.org or 1-800-220-3078.

Gifts of art, collections, and other tangible property can be an effective way to provide meaningful support for Human Rights Watch. Depending on the asset given, the structure of your gift, and the purpose of your gift, there are various tax and financial benefits.

There Are a Number of Ways to Make your Gift:

  • Make an immediate transfer of the property
  • Establish charitable trust or gift annuity
  • Provide for a bequest of the property through your estate plan

The Tax Benefits Can Include:

  • Capital gains tax avoidance for a gift of art or other tangible property to be sold by Human Rights Watch to support our work
  • Gift and estate tax saving

For more information, please contact Brian Peterson, Director of Legacy and Gift Planning, at legacy@HRW.org or 1-800-220-3078.

Giving shares in a closely held or family business can be a tax-wise way to support Human Rights Watch’s mission. Generally, Human Rights Watch offers the stock back to your company for redemption and uses the proceeds for purposes you specify.

For more information, please contact Brian Peterson, Director of Legacy and Gift Planning, at legacy@HRW.org or 1-800-220-3078.

There are many additional kinds of assets that may be used to fund a significant gift to Human Rights Watch, including:

  • Copyrights
  • Royalties
  • Patents
  • Assignment of contractual income rights
  • Oil and gas interest

For more information, please contact Brian Peterson, Director of Legacy and Gift Planning, at legacy@HRW.org or 1-800-220-3078.

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