Planned Giving

By including Dove Creek Equine Rescue in your will or trust through a Charitable Bequest, you will be able to continue providing a second chance for abused, neglected, and unwanted horses. Legacy gifts have a tremendous impact on DCER’s ability to rescue and rehabilitate more horses in need as well as offer programs for the community. There are several different ways to give with your planned gift. The most popular way is bequests. Please review each way to give before making a final decision. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.

  • Bequests: These make up the majority of most planned gifts. Anyone can make a bequest to a nonprofit through their will or estate plan. Donors can allocate a specific amount of money to give after they die, either in a lump sum or a percentage of their total wealth, or they can choose to give the remainder of their estate to a nonprofit after all of their other bequests are paid.

  • Charitable gift annuities: This is an agreement in which the donor gives a large gift to a nonprofit, receives a tax deduction at the time of the gift, and then receives payments from the nonprofit during their lifetime. The nonprofit may invest the money to grow its income, and after the donor’s death, the nonprofit can use the remaining donation.

  • Charitable trusts: Charitable remainder trusts are tax-exempt, irrevocable trusts that make annual payments to the beneficiaries for a certain amount of time, and then donate the remainder to a nonprofit. Charitable lead trusts are similar, except that the annual payments go to the nonprofit for a certain period of time, and the remainder goes to the beneficiaries.

Thank you for considering Dove Creek Equine Rescue in your legacy plans.