The mission of Heifer Foundation is to raise and oversee financial assets to support the work of Heifer International
Heifer Foundation is our global partner, managing an endowment to provide ongoing financial support for Heifer International’s work. Simply put, Heifer Foundation and Heifer International are separate nonprofit charitable organizations with distinct purposes. We work closely together to support a common mission of ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way, 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 enable donors 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 endowment gifts are invested and their earnings provide annual support to Heifer International for many years.
By carefully investing each charitable gift, the initial donation has a greater impact over a longer period.
Each year, earnings from the endowment are provided to Heifer International for use supporting communities around the world and creating long-term solutions to hunger and poverty.
This sustainable cycle of support provides lasting resources to families, supporting them to expand their food and farming businesses and developing markets for their goods, enabling them to reach a living income.
As a donor, you decide how your money will make an impact. You can leave a bequest for Heifer Project International for immediate needs in the field, or leave it to Heifer International Foundation for an endowment to be invested, ensuring future funding to support our work.