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Gifts in Will

There are many easy ways you can make a lasting impact for Rainbow Railroad. Thank you for considering this incredible act of generosity.


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Making a gift in your Will to a charitable organization is the most personal way you can support an organization, and one of the most impactful. By donating to an organization as a part of your estate plans, with a gift of life insurance, as a beneficiary on accounts like your pension, RRSP or RRIF, or through planned gifts of appreciated stock, you are telling that organization that it is an important part of your philanthropic legacy.

By making a planned gift to Rainbow Railroad, you are enabling our mission both now and long into the future, ensuring that your generosity will impact our organization for years or even decades to come.

We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to meet our mission to help LGBTQI+ people escape state-perpetrated violence. In ~70 countries around the world, LGBTQI+ people face violence and persecution simply because of who they love or who they are. We help get them to safety, and your planned support will make this possible.

Below, please see some helpful information on how you can make a planned gift to Rainbow Railroad.

If you have already left a planned gift to Rainbow Railroad and would like to tell us about it, you can use this Bequest Confirmation Form.

 
To Make a Gift in your Will:

Legal Name: Rainbow Railroad
 
Canada:
Charitable Reg #: 827142530RR0001
Address: 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 360, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8
 
USA:
Registered US 501 (C) (3) EIN47-4896980
Address: 424 West 54th St, New York, NY, 10019

 
Suggested wording for a residual gift:

“To pay Rainbow Railroad the residue (or share of the residue) of my estate for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine in their absolute discretion.”

OR

“To pay Rainbow Railroad __% of my estate upon realization for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine in their absolute discretion.”

 
Suggested wording for a specific gift:

“To pay Rainbow Railroad the sum of $___ for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine in their absolute discretion.”

If you would like to discuss a bequest with a staff member please contact us at donations@rainbowrailroad.org

 
 To Make a Gift of Insurance

You can add Rainbow Railroad as a beneficiary of an existing insurance policy, or, consider donating a pre-existing and extra policy to Rainbow Railroad in its entirety for tax benefit purposes while you’re living. Please inform us directly if you do so!

 
To Make an RRSP, RRIF or Pension Gift

Please contact your RRSP, RRIF or Pension Provider to designate Rainbow Railroad as a partial or whole beneficiary of one of these products. Please inform us if you do so!

 
To Make a Gift of Stock

Please visit the Gifts of Security section of our Other ways to give website page and fill out the form there.