Planned Giving

When you include CDF in your estate planning, you make the most impactful gift possible while meeting your needs and serving your family’s well-being. There are many options for including CDF in your estate planning:

  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary in your will. As a special benefit for our supporters, we’ve partnered with our friends at FreeWill so you can use their intuitive, online will-writing tool at no cost to you. The process typically takes no more than 25 minutes from start to finish, and you will be able to leave a bequest to Children’s Defense Fund in your will if you so choose.
  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary in an individual or family trust
  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary of your 401K or other retirement account
  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy

If you have not yet included Children’s Defense Fund in your estate plans and would like to explore the best options for you and your family, please review the estate planning PDF below or contact our Institutional Advancement Department at or (202) 662-3654 for confidential assistance with no obligation.

CDF Legacy Gift Planning FAQs

CDF Estates and Bequests – Sample Language 2023