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With gift planning, you can achieve your financial and personal goals while helping support WFF’s mission.

Planned Giving

Your gift will make a difference

There are a variety of ways you can support WFF and create sustainable change in the lives of women suffering from childbirth injuries. Choose the planned giving option that is right for you, and your generosity will help transform the lives of women through surgery, social-economic reintegration, prevention education, and advocacy training. Our local partners need your support to continue providing these desperately needed program services.

Donor-Advised Funds (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle that provides an immediate tax benefit to you and allows you to recommend grants to your favorite charities. Recommend a grant through your DAF fund administrator and name WFF as the beneficiary. You can set up recurring grants to help sustain the mission of WFF.

Please call (847) 264-5971 or email to let us know, so we can thank you for your generosity.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are over age 70½, you may give a gift from your IRA as a tax-free distribution to a qualified charity. This means an amount (up to $100,000 annually) transferred from your IRA directly to a charity like WFF can count toward your required minimum distribution without being considered taxable income for you. The deduction then lowers your adjusted gross income (AGI). The distribution, also known as an IRA Charitable Rollover, is authorized by Section 408(d)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code.

As a qualified charitable IRA rollover, the gift must be transferred from a traditional IRA directly to a qualified public charity like WFF and must be completed during the applicable tax year. WFF must receive your gift by Dec. 31 for your IRA charitable distribution to qualify for that tax year.

Donating Stock

If you donate stock, your gift goes further than if you sold that stock and donated the proceeds. Donating appreciated stock lets you save on your taxes in two ways: you avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation, and you also can take a tax deduction on the value of the shares you donated. Contact the financial institution/advisor of your stock assets for more information and our WFF at to help facilitate the transfer.

Donating Retirement Assets

Donating retirement assets to charity is an easy, tax-efficient way to fund your legacy. A retirement plan can be a simple way to include a charity, like Worldwide Fistula Fund, in your estate plan. Most people do not use 100% of their retirement assets during their lifetime, and unused assets can be designated as a gift to the Worldwide Fistula Fund.

There can be both income and estate tax benefits when it comes to donating retirement assets directly to charities. In the event of your passing, the intended charity would inherit assets from the chosen IRA. That money would not be taxed.

Many people who choose to donate their retirement assets to a charity will do so through a beneficiary designation. The beneficiary designation allows the donor to direct their assets held in an IRA, 401(k) or other retirement account to the charity of their choice upon their passing.

Legacy Gifts

Whether you designate a specific amount or a percentage of your estate, a legacy gift is a future gift that will contribute to Worldwide Fistula Fund’s mission. When you plan a legacy gift, you make an impact on women suffering with childbirth injuries by naming WFF as a beneficiary. You could do this through your will or trust.

Contact your your financial advisor for more information on gifting your assets to the Worldwide Fistula Fund - now or in the future.

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If you need more information please contact

Please use the following legal name and tax identification:

Worldwide Fistula Fund
1100 East Woodfield Road
Suite 350
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

Tax ID Number:
# EIN: 30-0139210
Worldwide Fistula Fund Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2003, and donations are tax-deductible.

Give with Confidence — Rated 100 by Charity Navigator

Established in 1995, the Worldwide Fistula Fund mission is to protect and restore the health and dignity of the world’s most vulnerable women by preventing and treating devastating childbirth injuries. Your support helps these women on their journey to healing. 78% of your gift goes to programs. 100% of our funding comes from people like you. The vast majority of our donations come from individuals and their family funds.

GuideStar Platinum Great Nonprofits 2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit

This material is prepared and made available to you for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be relied upon for tax, legal or accounting advice. You should always consult your financial advisor, estate attorney or tax professional to determine your particular tax benefits that may result from any particular type of gift to charity and Worldwide Fistula Fund.

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