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Gifts That Pay You Income

You can be there to help animals in need and even earn an income from your gift. 


Charitable Gift Annuities

Income for life, lower taxes and helping animals – that is what happens when you create a legacy gift through a charitable gift annuity.

You can make a substantial impact through Seattle Humane while receiving tax-favorable income for you, your spouse, and your children. Many supporters like charitable gift annuities because of their attractive payout rates and their significant impact.

Benefits to you include:

  • Payments can be made as you prefer on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis.
  • A portion of the payout will be tax-free.
  • You receive an immediate tax receipt for a portion of your gift.
  • Your gift passes to Seattle Humane outside of the estate process.
  • You create your legacy of connecting animals and pets with owners who love them.

While Seattle Humane does not currently offer charitable gift annuities, we have partners to manage this awesome way to make an impact. If you’re interested, please let us know.



Charitable Remainder Trusts

Income for life for you and your family while reducing your taxes and making a difference for animals in need of care and their Furmilies.

By using assets or cash to fund the trust, you receive income and you receive an income tax credit the year in which you transfer your assets. The remaining portion of the trust, after all payments have been made, comes to Seattle Humane.

Benefits to you include each of the following:

  • Receive income for life for you or your heirs
  • Receive a charitable income tax credit for the charitable portion of the trust
  • Create your legacy of promoting animal welfare 


Complimentary Planning Resources

Learn more about easy ways to leave a legacy with our free guides!


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Sarah Freeman
Senior Major and Planned Giving Officer
(425) 373-5387
[email protected]

The content found on this site is general in nature and intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or other qualified professional.