Planned Giving

Make a Difference through Planned Giving

Girls Inc. invites you to help us ensure a better future for girls, by making a planned gift with lasting benefits that will be felt in the lives of generations of girls to come. You can create a permanent legacy, and to bring your intentional philanthropic support of Girls Inc. into your long-term financial and estate planning. Your planned gift will help provide girls in our community with a brighter future and ensure essential programs to help them overcome barriers and achieve overall success, success that in turn makes our families, our community and our society as a whole stronger. All contributions are tax-deductible. Join us as we inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!

How to Give

There are many easy and tax-effective ways to make a planned gift to our organization, including gifts of stocks and bonds; real estate, such as a home, vacation property, ranch or commercial property; retirement assets; or a gift of your life insurance policy. Charitable Bequests  A bequest allows you to make a gift to Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara through a will or living trust. Charitable bequests are normally deductible in full for estate tax purposes. Life Insurance  You may have a life insurance policy that you no longer need. By simply adding Girls Inc. among your beneficiaries, or by naming Girls Inc. the sole beneficiary, you can provide for the future of Girls Inc. and you may receive estate and tax deductions. Real Estate Girls Inc. accepts gifts of some types of unencumbered real estate. Life Income Gifts Charitable Remainder Trusts: Charitable trusts allow you to give a significant gift to Girls Inc. while retaining income for oneself or your spouse over a period of time or during your lifetime(s). There may be significant tax deductions associated with charitable trusts.
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust: Provides a fixed income.
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Provides a fluxuating income.
Charitable Lead Trust: Allows donors to “loan” their gift to Girls Inc. and recover the gift principle at a date in the future. Consult with your financial advisor to discuss the full range of planned giving options, including gifts of retirement plans, remainder interest in property, and others. Girls Inc. can also offer advice to help you develop the plan that best fits your wish to help ensure a better future for girls. Download a Letter of Intent – Coming Soon! For more information, contact Barbara Ben-Horin, CEO, at 805-963-4757, or at