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Planned Giving & Charitable Bequests

Planned Giving

Leave a meaningful legacy at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and those we proudly serve through planned giving. As you begin the process of planning your gift, you have a number of options.

  • Donate to WWP through your estate planning by naming WWP in your will for a specific amount or percentage share in your estate.
  • Name WWP as the beneficiary of your estate after expenses and gifts to loved ones. Naming WWP as the beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy is another low-cost option you may wish to consider. If WWP is named as the owner and beneficiary of the insurance policy, your premium payments may even be tax-deductible.

If you have made a planned giving gift to WWP, please forward a copy of your planned giving documents to:

Wounded Warrior Project
Attn: Legal Department
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Tax ID: 20-2370934

Sample language you or your lawyer may want to consider when writing your bequest to WWP is below. Please note these are suggestions to serve as a guideline and do not substitute for professional legal counsel. As always, WWP suggests consulting a legal advisor when drafting a will or making changes to your planned giving arrangements as this individual can provide advice about the most appropriate way to remember WWP through planned giving. If you have any questions, please contact the planned giving team.

Bequest Sample Language

An Unrestricted Gift

I give and bequeath to Wounded Warrior Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, the sum of $_____ (or__ % of my estate; or the property described herein) for its general purposes.

A Restricted Gift*

I give and bequeath to Wounded Warrior Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, the sum of $ (or % of my estate) to be used for (specify purpose). If in the opinion of the board of directors of Wounded Warrior Project, the income or principal cannot be used for the purposes described herein, they may use the principal or income or both for a different but related purpose that best serves the intent of the bequest.

*WWP requires a minimum gift of $100,000 for a restricted request. Please consult with a planned giving advisor at WWP prior to making any restricted gifts.

A Gift of Proceeds from the Sale of Real Property*

I give and bequeath to Wounded Warrior Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida the proceeds from the Sale of my real property located at 123 Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32256 for its general purposes.

*Please consult with a planned giving advisor at WWP prior to making any gifts of proceeds from the sale of real property to ensure that WWP is capable of accepting this type of gift.

A Gift of Proceeds from the Sale of Personal Property

I give and bequeath to Wounded Warrior Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida the proceeds from the Sale of my collection of rare coins and stamps for its general purposes.

Anonymity and Recognition

WWP understands some donors wish to remain anonymous. If you have made a planned giving gift and wish to remain anonymous, please indicate this by contacting the planned giving team.

Charitable Bequests

When a donor who has made a charitable bequest to Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. (“WWP”) passes away, the person responsible for distributing the charitable bequest (personal representative, executor, trustee, attorney, etc.) should contact the Legal Department for WWP.

  • What is a charitable bequest?  A gift given through a will/estate, trust, or other beneficiary designation (e.g., life insurance, individual retirement account, an annuity, bank or brokerage account, etc.).
  • Where should the charitable bequest and/or documents be sent?  The Legal Department, located in Jacksonville, Florida, can assist in the transfer of the charitable bequest.  Please do not send your distribution or documents to your regional WWP office or to WWP’s Topeka, Kansas, address.  Working directly with the Legal Department will ensure the smooth transfer of the charitable bequest.
  • What documents are required?  The Legal Department requires a complete copy of the gift instrument (will and/or trust document) in order to verify and properly facilitate the transfer of the charitable bequest.
  • Need proof of WWP's tax identification number?  The Legal Department can provide you with a signed W-9 and/or an IRS Determination Letter for WWP.

Legal Department Contact Information

Attn: Legal Department
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL  32256
Telephone: 904.296.7350
bequests@woundedwarriorproject.org