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Wills, Bequests and Living Trusts

If you are looking to leave Save the Children in your will, you are able to do so by adding as little as one sentence in your will to complete your gift:

Legal Name: Save the Children Federation, Inc.

“I give to Save the Children Federation Inc., of Fairfield, Connecticut, Tax ID#: 06-0726487, (all, or __ percent of) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes."

Please click here for sample bequest language.

This type of donation in your will or living trust helps to ensure that we are able to give children the opportunity to learn and protect them from harm for years to come.

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FreeWill: Create Your Legal Will Online

Through our partnership with FreeWill, we have made it easy for you to create an official legal document and start your estate planning. Draft your will.

By clicking on “Draft your will”, you will be taken to our partner’s website, which is not owned by Save the Children.

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Beneficiary Gifts Through Retirement Accounts

Naming Save the Children as a beneficiary is a simple and powerful way to support the lifechanging work of our organization without updating your will. All beneficiary gifts pass directly to Save the Children without going through the probate process. These gifts go right to work to help children across the world.

  • Contact your plan administrator or financial institution for a change of beneficiary form. Or visit the beneficiary page on their website where you can complete the form in just a few minutes.
  • On the beneficiary form, decide what percentage (up to 100%) you would like us to receive. Please list us as:
    Legal Name:
     Save the Children Federation, Inc.
    Address: 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825
    Federal Tax ID #: 06-0726487

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Bank Accounts, Investment Accounts, CDs

You can leave a legacy by naming Save the Children as a Payable-on-Death (POD) or Transfer-on-Death (TOD) beneficiary for any percentage up to 100%. Contact your financial institution for a change of beneficiary form.

The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. You are free to use the money in the account, change the beneficiary, or close the account as you wish.

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Gift of Life Insurance

You can name Save the Children as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy by submitting an updated beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate us as a primary beneficiary for any percentage up to 100%.

You can also make Save the Children a contingent beneficiary, which means that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary does not survive you. 

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We're Here to Help

There are many ways you can give to Save the Children. If you are interested in learning more about leaving a legacy gift to us, you can request more information by filling out the form below, or contact the Planned Giving team directly at 1-800-544-4470 or [email protected].


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