Realize a Safe Pierce County for Generations to Come!

Say the words “planned giving” or “endowment” and most people think of well-established families making large gifts to hospitals or universities. In fact, any nonprofit benefits from a planned gift or your personal legacy fund. Any gift, any size, is important to growing funds that will support future work. Donors to Safe Streets Campaign make a commitment to help create a good life for everyone in our community. We are grateful for the impact made with these gifts. Making a planned gift advances the common good by building a strategic savings account for the future. Planned gifts offer Safe Streets the financial stability and flexibility to continue creating lasting solutions to our emerging community service needs, building a stronger, healthier community for generations to come. We will be happy to meet with you and to coordinate with your tax, legal and financial advisors to identify a giving method that best meets your financial and philanthropic goals. We invite you to join us.

What is a Planned Gift?

A Planned Gift is a personal and meaningful contribution that affords you the opportunity to give in a way that will leave a lasting agency for you and your family, as well as the thousands of members of our community that will be influenced by your generosity. Safe Streets would love to explore all sorts of planned gifts options including bequests,

Benefits of Planned Gifts

– You leave a lasting legacy to be remembered

– You lessen the burden of taxes on your family

– You may receive estate tax savings

Safe Streets is proud to to be associated with the Association of Fundraising South Sound Chapter, South Sound Planned Giving Council, Washington Planned Giving Council, along with being a Nonprofit Champion for Leave 10 Sound South and partners with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation for guidance.

Choose the Planned Gift that’s Right for You!

Whatever your stage in life, planned giving can benefit you and your loved ones while helping to protect nature for generations to come. Some planned gifts have an impact now, some after your lifetime. Many offer tax savings, and some even provide you with income for life. Explore your options here, or reach out to our experts—we’re happy to help every step of the way.

Regardless of the size of your estate, creating a plan allows you to make important decisions about the future and provide documented guidance to your loved ones in the event of your death. Without an estate plan, attorneys or the government can decide how to distribute your assets or care for your loved ones.

Suggested Language for your Estate Documents

A Bequest is a gift made through a will or a living trust. It’s the most popular planned gift; the easiest to make; and costs nothing during a donor’s lifetime. A Bequest can be included in a new will, or added to an existing will or living trust through a simple amendment called a codicil — often without the expense of hiring a lawyer.

You may include a bequest to support to Safe Streets when preparing your will or by adding a codicil to your present will. Bequests may be of cash, securities, real estate or other property. Bequests of all sizes are welcome, whether they are outright, contingent or residual.

The following information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. We recommend that you consult with a qualified estate planning attorney when drafting your will.

Specific Bequest: “I/We give Safe Streets Campaigns, Tacoma, Washington 98401 the sum of $__________ to be used for the general support of Safe Streets.”

Residual Bequest: “I/We give Safe Streets Campaigns, Tacoma, Washington 98401, percent of the residue of my estate to be used for the general support of Safe Streets.”

Contingent Bequest: “In the event that ___________ predeceases me/us, I/We give Safe Streets Campaigns, Tacoma, Washington 98401, the sum of $___________(or, alternatively, __ percent of the residue of my estate) to be used for the general support of Safe Streets.”

Tax Status of Safe Streets Campaign

Safe Streets Campaigns is tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code

Tax ID : 91-1704402

U.B.I.: 601 673 713

Date of Incorporation: December 1, 1995

If you are considering designating how your bequest will be used please contact (or have your professional advisor contact) Laura Badeaux, Development Director, at (253) 272-6824 ext. 104 or