Donation Information

Legacy for Life Bequest

A charitable bequest, or estate gift, is an excellent way to provide for the needs of HLA long after you’ve passed away—we appreciate your support and encouragement of our pro-life efforts.

Adding HLA to your will could be as simple as inserting the following text:

“I bequeath to Human Life Alliance (1614 93rd Lane NE, Blaine, Minnesota 55449) the sum of [dollar amount or percentage] of the residue of my estate to be used at the discretion of its governing board.”

A statement of this nature is among the easiest and most popular, providing a meaningful gift that will allow us to determine the wisest use of the funds at the time of reception. Of course, if you would like to dedicate funds to a particular part of our mission, the board of directors would be pleased to carry out your wishes. If you choose the latter option, you may want to contact us to ensure that we understand how to best carryout your intentions.

When you approach your legal representative to add HLA to your will, you will likely need a copy of our IRS determination letter noting HLA’s 501(c)(3) status and EIN. (See link to financial PDF)

When your documents are drawn up, please consider sending us some sort of notification so that we might properly thank you for your kindness.

Neither Human Life Alliance nor its staff practice any licensed advisory role in law, accounting, financial planning, or similar field. Nothing contained in HLA communications should be construed as such advice. Always consult with your own professional advisors in their area of expertise.

Securities

Gifts of stock or other securities are an important way for you to support HLA’s pro-life mission. Typically, it’s beneficial to donate appreciated securities in order to bypass capital gains taxes due had you sold your securities directly in the market. You may also be eligible for a charitable deduction based on the fair market value.

It’s important you notify HLA of your securities donation so we can confirm acceptance in our transfer account as well as know where to send a thank you receipt. Your broker may not share this information with us.

You will need to know the following information to make a stock transfer:
Account owner: Human Life Alliance
Firm: Independent Financial Group LLC
Account number: 5HQ-042929

DTC: 0443

For a packet of complete instructions and account information, please contact HLA here.

Closely held and family company shares: Human Life Alliance will work cooperatively with you to contribute shares of closely held or family companies, with sensitivity to control and timing preferences. Please contact us to discuss your plans.

Neither Human Life Alliance nor its staff practice any licensed advisory role in law, accounting, financial planning, or similar field. Nothing contained in HLA communications should be construed as such advice. Always consult with your own professional advisors in their area of expertise.

Life Insurance

There are three ways to use life insurance as a charitable gift to HLA.

Life insurance can be attractive for charitably giving—regular relatively small premiums can create a significant death benefit for HLA. When you give ownership of a policy that has some cash value, you may earn a charitable income tax deduction. When you give ownership of a policy and pay ongoing premiums, you may earn an income tax deduction for the gift of each premium payment. Some forms of life insurance require very little or no medical examination, limit premium payments for a fixed period of time, and/or allow you to invest the cash value for an even greater potential death benefit.

Neither Human Life Alliance nor its staff practice any licensed advisory role in law, accounting, financial planning, or similar field. Nothing contained in HLA communications should be construed as such advice. Always consult with your own professional advisors in their area of expertise.

How to contribute while receiving income in return

Certain arrangements for charitable giving allow you or someone else to receive a regular payment of income during your/their lifetime. These types of giving arrangements can make charitable giving a lot easier and may increase your after-tax income.

While HLA is not in the position to offer such products directly, many insurance companies, financial advisors, and even credit unions, offer annuities or remainder trusts that provide regulated income options for you today. Then the remaining balance can be donated to HLA upon your passing.

Some information to consider on insurance annuities and remainder trusts:

Neither Human Life Alliance nor its staff practice any licensed advisory role in law, accounting, financial planning, or similar field. Nothing contained in HLA communications should be construed as such advice. Always consult with your own professional advisors in their area of expertise.

Real Estate

A charitable gift of real estate is an opportunity to make what could be your largest charitable donation ever. Donating an asset that may otherwise be a burden to remaining family members could also provide special tax-saving benefits.

Some information to consider on real estate gifts:

Neither Human Life Alliance nor its staff practice any licensed advisory role in law, accounting, financial planning, or similar field. Nothing contained in HLA communications should be construed as such advice. Always consult with your own professional advisors in their area of expertise.