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Factory farming is the single biggest cause of animal cruelty in the world. Compassion in World Farming has been solely dedicated to ending factory farming and improving the welfare of farmed animals for more than 50 years. The generosity of individuals like you have made that possible.

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By making a gift to CIWF through your will or other financial plan, you can continue to support and make possible our work to end factory farming long after you are gone.

Approximately 50% of CIWF’s work could not be carried out without planned giving. There are many ways that you can continue your legacy of giving, helping countless farmed animals for years to come. No matter what planned gift option you choose, your donation will go towards CIWF’s critical work to end factory farming, creating a more compassionate world for farmed animals.


We encourage you to check with your financial advisor or attorney and develop a plan, but here are some options to consider:

There are many ways to leave CIWF money in your will or trust:

Specific gift: You can describe exactly what kind of gift you want to leave to CIWF. It can be a physical item (i.e. car), a specific dollar amount (i.e. $10,000), or a percentage amount (i.e. 25% of my estate).

Contingent gift: This type of gift has certain conditions that must be met. For instance, if someone you have left a gift to passes before you, you can arrange for CIWF to be next in line to receive the gift.

Residuary gift - This type of gift is honored after all other gifts have been made, and all expenses have been paid. CIWF would receive whatever is left over in your estate after all other terms and obligations have been met.

Retirement Plan - Did you know that most people will not use all of their retirement money during their lifetime? By leaving the remainder to CIWF, the unused amount can help to improve the lives of farmed animals. A gift of your retirement plan, such as from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or pension is an easy way to make a gift to CIWF.

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Life Insurance - You can name CIWF as a primary life insurance beneficiary or as a conditional beneficiary. After your lifetime, the benefits from your policy pass to CIWF. You can also make an outright gift of a paid-up insurance policy to CIWF.

Give a gift to CIWF and receive annual income for life! You can save on taxes and receive annual income while donating to CIWF through a charitable annuity. Here’s how it works:

You make a donation to CIWF (minimum of $10,000), and receive a fixed yearly income for the rest of your life. There are also tax benefits. It is a win-win! Your gift will benefit you now and help the farmed animals of tomorrow.

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