Planned Giving

Make a lasting impact by remembering Direct Relief in your estate plans.

Often referred to as “planned gifts,” these opportunities allow you to create a lasting legacy while planning for your future and that of your loved ones.

By reviewing various options with your financial advisor, you can choose the gift that best meets your immediate and future financial needs.

Ways to Give Through Estates and Trusts

  • Name Direct Relief in your will or living trust (bequest)
  • Make a tax-free distribution from your IRA to Direct Relief
  • Designate Direct Relief as a beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan
  • Gift ownership of a life insurance policy

Direct Relief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution recognized by the IRS as a public charity.
Our Federal tax ID number is 95-1831116


The Legacy Society recognizes the caring people who have included Direct Relief in their estate plans. Their commitment and dedication will help Direct Relief advance its mission of improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency long into the future. The generous members of the Legacy Society are listed below.

View Legacy Society Members

Joining the Legacy Society

For additional information on the Legacy Society or to discuss planned giving options, please contact Direct Relief and speak with a planned giving specialist.