Creating an Eternal Legacy

Eternity-minded compassion embodies a commitment to lasting impact, mirroring God’s message of love and hope for children worldwide.

Planned giving is an essential aspect of faithfully stewarding your resources. It is an offering that begins today and extends beyond your lifetime. When you choose to make a legacy gift to Kids Around The World you can be assured that we are committed to steward your financial gift in a meaningful way. We’re committed to channeling your assets into initiatives that promise hope-filled impact and align with a vision for creating an eternal impact.


A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift through your will or trust to Kids Around The World that will make a lasting impact and give you a meaningful opportunity to continue our mission – together.

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IRA charitable rollover allows you to support the organizations you care about while avoiding heavy taxation. If beloved family members are beneficiaries of your retirement funds, they could receive as little as 25%. IRAs and 401(k) plans are taxed as income to your heirs, and in addition may be subject to estate tax. Alternatively, naming Kids Around the World (KATW) as a beneficiary ensures the entire amount passes tax-free to the charity, while allowing for separate provisions for loved ones.

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Make a gift from your stock or bonds.

Transferring securities as charitable gifts presents a tax-efficient way to support your favored causes.  Securities, like stocks or bonds, passed down to heirs incur capital gains taxes and may also be subject to estate tax. Alternatively, designating Kids Around the World  as a beneficiary for your securities ensures the full amount goes directly to our mission.

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A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) offers a streamlined approach to philanthropy while involving loved ones in the planned giving process. It allows you to donate to charities during your lifetime and encourages your children to continue your legacy of giving. 

With a DAF, your charitable contributions grow tax-free, creating more charitable dollars granted to nonprofits, charities, and causes that mean the most to you.

For more information about recommending KATW for distribution grants, find us at:

Guide Star: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/36-4007250

Charity Navigator: https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/364007250

Legacy Giving Q&A

A legacy gift is a lasting investment to the communities we serve. It advances our mission far into future generations and ensures the impact of hope is delivered to kids who need it most.

A bequest in your will or living trust is one of the most effective ways to provide for KATW’s future. You gift a percentage of your residual estate (the remainder of your estate after expenses, taxes and debts), a specified dollar amount, or an asset, such as shares of securities.

A KATW gift in your will or trust, allows you to retain your assets during your lifetime. Your family may benefit from various estate tax savings, as well. (consult with your tax and estate advisors).

Yes. You can name KATW as a beneficiary of your individual retirement accounts (IRA), bank or investment accounts, life insurances policies, or donor-advised funds (DAF). this is an easy and impactful way to support our mission without changing your will or living trust.

Yes. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can donate up to a maximum allowance per year directly from your IRA. These gifts, also known as Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD), may be excluded from your taxable income, and once you turn 73 they can qualify towards your required minimum distribution (RMD).

How to name Kids Around the World in your will:

LEGAL NAME: Kids Around the World, Inc 

ADDRESS: 5245 28th Ave, Rockford, IL 61109     36-4007250

FEDERAL TAX ID#: 36-4007250

Sample Bequest Language:

I give and devise to Kids Around the World, in Rockford, IL, the sum of $___________ (or _________ asset) to be used where it determines the need is greatest (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

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You can make a qualified charitable distribution by using the "Make a Gift From My IRA" tool through your IRA custodian or consult with your employer’s human resources department to get the simple form to designate Kids Around The World (EIN #36-4007250) as a beneficiary of your retirement account.

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