Get Involved: Planned Giving (in the US)

Making a planned, or legacy, gift to EMpower is a thoughtful, generous way to make a difference in the world while also meeting your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. You will know that you have made a meaningful contribution that will help young people around the globe for years to come.

By making a planned gift to EMpower, you have the ability to make a difference that will have ripple effects for young people beyond your lifetime. By including EMpower in your estate planning, you will be making a powerful statement that young people merit investment across generations and time.


Include a gift to EMpower in your estate plans through your will or living trust. You may indicate a specific amount, a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust, or a specific asset, such as securities or other marketable property.

Information you may need for making a bequest to EMpower

Organisation’s Legal Name: EMpower — The Emerging Markets Foundation
Address: 125 Maiden Lane 9th Floor New York, N.Y. 10038
Tax ID#: 03-0529005

Please consult with your financial and legal advisors for specific language to include in your estate documentation.

Retirement Accounts

You can leverage your retirement assets to benefit you and your family, and support EMpower far into the future. Because retirement assets are subject to both income and estate tax, they are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. As a charity, EMpower would not pay taxes on these assets and would have full use of them. Name EMpower as a qualified retirement plan and please tell us about your gift, so we can document and acknowledge it properly (your plan administrator is not obligated to notify us).

Charitable Remainder or Lead Trusts

Charitable Remainder or Charitable Lead Trusts allow you to make a significant gift toward the future of EMpower while safeguarding assets, or providing an income for yourself and family or friends.

Gifts of Life Insurance

If you have a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for your family, designating EMpower as a beneficiary offers a simple way to support our work. You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to EMpower, and we elect to cash in the policy now or hold it. You receive an income tax deduction equal to the cash surrender value of the policy.

Please consult your financial and legal advisors for more information.

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