DONATE

There are three ways to support saving the historic structures and sites in Warren:
1. Donate to our Annual Grant Program
2. Contribute to our Permanent Endowment Fund
3. Sponsor a Fund-Raising event

 

GRANT PROGRAM

Annually, Warren Heritage Foundation provides matching grants to non-profits, fraternal organizations, or private associations for restoration and maintenance of historic buildings or sites within the Town of Warren.

 

How to Donate to the Annual Grant Program:

By Mail: Donations by check may be sent by U.S. mail to Warren Heritage
Foundation, PO Box 101, Warren, RI, 02885. Please add Grant Program to your check.

By PayPal: Select a donation amount from the list below and checkout.

ENDOWMENT FUND

The Warren Heritage Foundation has established an endowment fund with the Rhode Island Foundation. Donations to the WHF Endowment Fund will generate income to support Warren’s historic buildings and sites in perpetuity.

 

How to Donate to the Permanent Endowment Fund:

 

By Mail: Donations by check may be sent by U.S. mail to Warren Heritage
Foundation, PO Box 101, Warren, RI, 02885. Please add Endowment Program to your check.

 

By PayPal: Select a donation amount from the list below and checkout.

GALA SPONSORSHIP

The Warren Heritage Foundation holds annual fund-raising events that provide the revenue stream for the Grant Program. Sponsorship of these events provides local companies the community exposure while supporting the architectural history of Warren.

 

How to Donate to the GALA at the BARN, September 18, 2021

 

By Mail: Donations by check may be sent by U.S. mail to Warren Heritage
Foundation, PO Box 101, Warren, RI, 02885. Please add Event Sponsorship to your check.

 

By PayPal: Select a donation amount from the list below and checkout.

Thoughts on Planning Now to Give Later
The statements below are for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal,
financial, or other professional advice. WHF encourages donors to consult their attorney,
accountant or financial advisor prior to making a gift.

Bequests
Making a gift from your will or trust is simple. A charitable bequest can be a specific dollar
amount, a percentage of your estate, or what remains after other bequests are made.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable remainder trusts appeal to donors with appreciated assets such as real estate or
securities. They allow you to receive income (or provide income to another person) for life with
the knowledge that the funds remaining when the trust terminates will be used to support our
endowment.
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable gift annuities guarantee you (or someone you name) a certain fixed income for life.
At the death of the last annuity recipient, assets will be used to support our endowment.
Life Insurance
Life insurance can be used as a charitable asset, thereby enabling you to be eligible for a
charitable tax deduction based on the current value of the paid-up policy. Or you can support
our endowment by making it the beneficiary of part or all of the insurance proceeds.
Retirement Fund Assets
Donating retirement fund assets from qualified plans or IRAs, upon your passing, are ideal for
charitable giving purposes because these assets are often heavily taxed. This option offers an
opportunity to avoid income and estate tax.
Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA During Lifetime
For donors 70 ½ or older, annual lifetime distributions up to $100,000 directly from one’s IRA
custodian to a public charity (some exclusions apply) are easy to do and those amounts can
count toward the donor’s required minimum distribution without the donor having to claim
income.
If you need more information or have questions, please contact Marcia Blount at
Warren Heritage Foundation, PO Box 101, Warren, RI 02885 or by phone at (401)
245-8300 or by e-mail at warrenheritagefoundation@gmail.com to discuss these
or other planned gift options.