Leave a Legacy for Animals

After you’re gone, what kind of legacy do you want to leave? A powerful way to put your values into action is by creating a will. Making a will enables you to also provide for companion animals and/or plan for the care of your digital assets, such as social media accounts.

By naming Compassionate Action for Animals as a beneficiary of your will or financial assets, you can leave a legacy that will help spare the lives of millions of animals and protect the future of our planet.

You can also add a beneficiary to the financial assets you already have. We have tools to help. All of the options below are free to use. That’s right, you can create a will for free!

Here are the tools we’ll cover:

  • Create your own will and add Compassionate Action for Animals as a beneficiary
  • Add Compassionate Action for Animals as a beneficiary to a financial asset, such as life insurance or an IRA
  • Add Compassionate Action for Animals as a beneficiary in an existing will

Create your own will in roughly 20 minutes

Click here to visit the FreeWill site and then click Get Started. About ⅓ of the way through, or 7 minutes in, you’ll get to the Charity Section. Click “other” and then enter Compassionate Action for Animals, EIN 41-1846192. It’s that easy to leave a legacy, and you’ll have the peace of mind of having planned for your assets and companion animals, if any, as well.

We won’t know you’ve planned a gift unless you tell us! Please email donations@exploreveg.org when you’re done so we can add you to our Legacy League.

Add Compassionate Action for Animals as a beneficiary to a financial asset

Do you have a life insurance policy or IRA? All you need to do is name Compassionate Action for Animals, 2100 1st Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55406, EIN 41-1846192 as a beneficiary. You can choose a dollar amount or a percentage amount of the value of the asset to go toward a legacy of care for farmed animals.

Add Compassionate Action for Animals to an existing will

If you already have a will, ask your lawyer to add language such as this:

  • “I bequeath $(amount) or x% of my estate to Compassionate Action for Animals, a non-profit located at 2100 1st Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55404, as an unrestricted gift. Tax ID 41-1846192.”

If you use these tools, please email donations@exploreveg.org to let us know you’ve made a bequest. Please tell us if we’re named as a beneficiary of your will or of a specific asset, and what asset. We will add you to our Legacy League, recognized yearly in our annual report beginning with the financial year 2020 (published in 2021). You can inform us and still remain publicly anonymous.

Thank you for your commitment to the well-being of farmed animals and our planet.

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