Making a will creates peace of mind for you and the people and organizations you love. That’s why your friends at the Community Foundation have made the processes of completing your will Easy as Pie with a new tool called FreeWill.
The Community Foundation has partnered with FreeWill, a secure, online will-maker, which will allow you to fill out your free, legally-valid will forms in less than 20 minutes. Just answer a few questions about yourself, your assets, and your wishes, and the will-making tool provides forms and instructions for how to make your will valid in the state where you live.
Below are several reasons why this is vitally important to do now!
Everyone needs a will, whether you’re 18 or 80. And there’s no better moment than now to find some peace of mind in planning for the future.
Your will gives you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are taken care of, your assets are distributed accurately, and that your charitable gift reflects your personal values. Selecting the right estate planning vehicle can allow you to reduce your estate taxes and income taxes while avoiding the stress and cost of interstate probate proceedings and, if you choose, creating a larger charitable gift than you may have ever thought possible.
Creating a will is one of the kindest things you can do for yourself and your family. By putting your affairs in order, you can prevent stress and provide for the people and causes YOU love.
Wills aren’t just for the rich and famous. There are many important reasons to have a will, and passing on your money and property is only one of them. With a will, you can choose guardians for your minor children, name caretakers for your beloved pets, write your funeral wishes, support charitable causes, and more.
Use this as your motivational reminder to finally sit down and create your last will and testament. And with the new Freewill tool provided by the CoFo, we think you’ll find the process isn’t long or tedious and makes it easy to leave Grant County a slice of charitable pie.
When you include the Community Foundation in your estate plans, you ensure that your charitable goals are met for the betterment of Grant County. We can help you get started. And once you include the Community Foundation in your will or trust, please contact us to let us know. We would love to thank you and Welcome You to the Grant County Pie Society—a community-wide giving society made up of generous donors, like you, who have promised to leave a portion of their accumulated wealth – or a piece of their pie – to charity.
“I don’t own a lot,
so I don’t need a will.”
“My family will look after my kids
if something happens to me.”
“Writing a will is expensive
“It doesn’t matter if I have a will,
because no one will follow it.”
“I already have a will, so I don’t
have to think about it anymore.”
“My family knows my wishes,
so I don’t need a will.”
“I need a lawyer
to write a will.”
“I need to notarize my will and file it
at the courthouse for it to be legal.”
“I’m too young
to need a will.”
“My debts go
away when I die.”
Who knows? It could be your donation, given to the Community Foundation, that moves us to first place. Yeah, we’re competitive. We can’t help it…we just love where we live! There’s no ribbon or trophy, but giving does make you feel pretty good, doesn’t it? And donors always have our heartfelt gratitude!
Some donors simply aren’t sure which fund to choose. If that’s you, we recommend the Give To Grant Collaborative Fund. Your gift, combined with other generous donations, significantly increases local grantmaking! Or you can open your own fund, just call us at 765-662-0065.
We make giving to the Community Foundation easy! No matter how much you give—or whether you decide to give now, later, or both—your philanthropic goals will be aligned with your values, life experiences, interests, or simply the desire to make Grant County a community where every person can reach full potential…if you plan ahead.
Every day you make choices about how you use your money. We want to help you think about the best ways to invest in your legacy through charitable giving.
Take action now to secure your legacy, protect your loved ones, and leave a lasting impact for the causes you care about. Use the FreeWill link above to get your affairs in order for the people and organizations you love dearly.