Planned Giving

Leave The Legacy Of Home And Hope

Many Habitat DC-NOVA supporters choose to leave a donation in their wills and trusts as an important way to have a long-term impact, without any upfront cost, during their lifetimes. Making a will is one of the most impactful ways to extend your love and generosity to your family and friends. It can also help provide homes and hope for your community. By leaving a gift to Habitat DC-NOVA in your will or trust, you are building a powerful legacy of reducing barriers to housing for individuals in our region. Legacy giving isn’t only for the wealthy — gifts of any size are deeply appreciated, and there is a wide range of gift sizes.

You have many options when it comes to making a planned gift, including (but not limited to): Wills and living trusts, beneficiary designations, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, real estate, life insurance, endowed gifts, donor advised funds, bank accounts, and IRAs/retirement plans, gifts of stock and securities.

How To Get Started:

  1. To get started, use this free tool. You can create a legal will online, or document your wishes and find an attorney near you.
  2. Specify within your will the amount or percentage of your estate you’d like to leave (if any) to Habitat DC-NOVA and other charity organizations.
  3. Rest assured knowing you’ll be making positive change for generations to come.

If you’d prefer to go straight to an attorney to draft your will and you choose to leave a gift in your will, we suggest the following language and to advise us of your intentions:

“I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia, Inc., a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Washington D.C., with the principal business address of 2115 Ward Court NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20037 and federal tax identification number 52-1589700.”

Contact Us

There are many planned giving options available, and we’re happy to discuss the options with you in confidence. We are committed to helping you match your goals with the right gift, whether that is now or whenever the time is right.

While Habitat DC-NOVA does not offer legal, financial, or tax advice, we encourage you to contact or 703.521.9890 x.114. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for thinking of Habitat DC-NOVA and helping to advance the mission through your gift.