When you make a planned gift to Goodwill®, you’ll be creating jobs for years to come.

Planned gifts include bequests in a will or other contributions made through your estate. By making an estate plan that includes Goodwill, you can help empower people to achieve independence through the power of work. We are honored to receive such gifts and will always direct the money straight to our mission: creating a better future.

HOW TO MAKE A PLANNED GIFT

Goodwill Industries International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN/tax ID number: 53-0196517). Your gifts are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

You can make a planned gift by:

  • Naming Goodwill Industries International in your will.
  • Giving Goodwill Industries International an insurance gift.
  • Declaring Goodwill Industries International as a beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b), or IRA plan.
  • Creating a Charitable Remainder Trust.

You can also make a gift directly to Goodwill Industries International:

  • Call 301-530-6500.
  • Mail a check to Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
    15810 Indianola Drive
    Rockville, MD 20855

Or you can make a donation to your local Goodwill organization. Use our locator to find their contact information and get in touch with them directly.

If you have questions about planned giving, please email the Goodwill Industries International Philanthropy team

How to Name Goodwill in Your Will

To make an estate gift to Goodwill Industries International, ask your attorney to draft a statement in your will that expresses your desire in one of the following ways.

Give the Entire Residue of Your State

Sample language: I give the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after the payment of all expenses, taxes, and debts, to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855. I understand that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. has member organizations, and I intend to donate to Goodwill Industries International, Inc. rather than to any individual Goodwill member organization.

Give a Fraction of Your Estate

Sample language: I give _____ % (fraction spelled out) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after payment of all specified bequests, expenses, taxes, and debts, to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855. I understand that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. has member organizations, and I intend to donate to Goodwill Industries International, Inc. rather than to any individual Goodwill member organization.

Give a Specific Amount

Sample language: I give $ _____ (number spelled out) to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855. I understand that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. has member organizations, and I intend to donate to Goodwill Industries International Inc. rather than to any individual Goodwill member organization.

Give a Contingent Amount

Sample language: If none of the persons I have identified above as beneficiaries of my estate survive me, I give the rest, residue, and remainder to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855. I understand that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. has member organizations, and I intend to donate to Goodwill Industries International, Inc. rather than to any individual Goodwill member organization.

HOW TO GIVE GOODWILL AN INSURANCE GIFT

You can also name Goodwill as the beneficiary of the total or a fraction of your life insurance policy.

  • Total Amount: Name Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855 as the beneficiary of 100% (one hundred percent) of the proceeds of the policy.
  • Fractional Amount: Name Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855 as the beneficiary of _____ % (percentage spelled out) of the proceeds of the policy.

Gift Insurance Policy Today

If the policy is a paid-up policy and there are no loans, liens, or debts against it, consider giving it to Goodwill Industries International. After discussing your wishes with your legal and financial advisers, please email Goodwill Industries International Philanthropy team

NAMING GOODWILL AS A 401(k), 403(b), OR IRA BENEFICIARY

Qualified employee benefit plans accumulate tax-free during a person’s lifetime but are subject to tax at the person’s death.

  • 100% of the account balance is included in the taxable estate of the decedent.
  • Any taxable beneficiary who receives a distribution from a 401(k), 403(b), or IRA as a result of the death of the owner must pay income tax on the entire amount received.
  • Some plans could be taxed as much as 85%.

Goodwill Industries International is a qualified nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, so it is exempt from paying taxes on qualified employee benefit plans.

  • Designating a qualified organization like Goodwill as a beneficiary means that your gift will not be subject to estate tax.
  • As a result, the money from your plan will go directly to supporting the good work that you care about.

To name Goodwill Industries International as your qualified plan beneficiary:

  • Total Amount: Give 100% (one hundred percent) to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855.
  • Fractional Beneficiary: Give _____ % (percentage spelled out) to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855.