You can carry on your compassion for animals in need by including BISSELL Pet Foundation in your will, living trust, or retirement plan.

Planned Giving
Please select one of the following:

Giving Options

Living Trust or Will

A charitable bequest gift is an easy and favorable method that enables you to achieve your financial goals while benefitting BISSELL Pet Foundation. It’s simple to make, easy to change, and will help animals in need for years to come.

Beneficiary Designation

Retirement assets, life Insurance, Other assets (commercial annuity contracts, real estate, bank accounts, investment accounts)

Charitable Gift Annuities​

You can achieve tax savings and a reliable annual income while donating to BPF.

Charitable Remainder Trust

With a charitable remainder unitrust, you can maintain or increase your income while making a significant gift to BISSELL Pet Foundation. The charitable remainder unitrust is highly flexible. You can easily make gifts of assets that are not easily converted to cash using the unitrust. If your unitrust grows, your payments will grow too, providing a potential hedge against inflation.

IRA Rollover

Make a difference today and save on taxes. A charitable IRA rollover is a wonderful option for people 70½ and older. That’s because it allows you to make a gift to the animals — any gift amount under $100,000 — and the distribution won’t count as taxable income. An IRA rollover is also a great option if you don’t normally itemize your charitable deductions. 

Charitable Lead Trust

Make a substantial gift to BPF in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced gift and estate tax cost. 

charitable lead annuity trust may be right for you if:

  • You have substantial assets that you do not need currently for your own financial security.
  • You want to provide for your family or other heirs.
  • You want to save gift taxes, estate taxes, and probate costs.
  • You want your gift to make a difference at BPF starting immediately.
  • You could consider a gift of $250,000 or more to benefit BPF and your heirs.

Professional Advisors

  • Legal Name: BISSELL Pet Foundation
  • Federal Tax ID Number: 38-3853264
  • Located at: 2345 Walker Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Bequest Language

General Bequest of a stated sum of money may be worded:

“I give to BISSELL Pet Foundation, 2345 Walker Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544, a  Michigan private foundation, Federal Tax Identification Number 38-3853264 [insert here the exact dollar amount] to be used in support of its charitable programs.”

Specific Bequest of a certain asset from your estate may be worded:

“I give to BISSELL Pet Foundation, 2345 walker Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544, a Michigan private foundation, Federal Tax Identification Number 38-3853264, [insert here a description of the particular property] to be used in support of its charitable programs.”

Residuary Bequest, after other bequests and expenses have been paid, may be worded:

“I give to BISSELL Pet Foundation, 2345 Walker Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544, a Michigan private foundation, Federal Tax Identification Number 38-3853264, all [or a portion] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used in support of its charitable programs.”

Contingent Bequest if the person making the will is not survived by certain individuals:

“If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to BISSELL Pet Foundation, 2345 Walker Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544, a Michigan private foundation, Federal Tax Identification Number 38-3853264 [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate].”