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Heifer Foundation

Our global partner for more than 25 years

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We collaborate to support a common mission of developing communities while meeting donors’ unique individual needs

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A Common Purpose 

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Heifer Foundation is our global partner, managing an endowment to provide ongoing financial support for our work. Simply put, Heifer Foundation and Heifer International are separate nonprofit charitable organizations with distinct purposes. If Heifer International is a checking account, Heifer Foundation is the savings account. We work closely together to support a common mission of development while meeting the unique individual needs of our donors.

For more than 25 years, Heifer Foundation's mission has been to raise and oversee financial assets to support the long-term work of Heifer International. The Foundation offers a variety of planned giving instruments, such as trusts, annuities and bequests, that provide donors the ability to help themselves, their loved ones and the world. Some of these planned giving instruments even offer lifetime income payments back to the donor. All gifts are invested and their earnings provide annual support for Heifer for many years.

Continued Impact

By carefully investing each charitable gift, the initial donation has a greater impact over a longer period.

Each year, a portion of the endowment is provided to Heifer International for our use empowering communities and creating long-term solutions to ending hunger and poverty in partnership with people on the ground. 

This sustainable cycle of support provides lasting resources for our goal of supporting families across entire regions by developing markets for their goods, allowing them to make a living income and lifting up their entire community.

All gifts are invested for the shared mission to help people. As a donor, you decide how you want your money will make an impact — for immediate needs in the field or invested to ensure funding for our work in the future.

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