Planned Giving

Creating a legacy requires learning from the past, living in the present, and providing for the future. 

For 24 years, Pure Water for the World has been delivering impactful, comprehensive programs to rural and underserved communities, where there are high incidences of waterborne diseases but a lack of information and understanding, insufficient management tools, and a scarcity of aid.

With the help of generous supporters, we have partnered with communities, working together to address specific water and sanitation needs. We have had the honor of witnessing the lives of children and families transform, with new doors to their future opening in ways they never imagined possible.

Begin to Create Your Legacy Today

You can create a legacy that directly reflects your passion and commitment to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education for all. By including Pure Water for the World, Inc. in your investment and estate plans, you join a very special group of visionaries, sharing a lasting commitment and passion to making a positive impact on the health and future of children and families in need, both today and for generations to come.

Following are some ways you can help: 

DAF DirectDonor Advised Funds (DAF)

Looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support Pure Water for the World today? A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is like a personal charitable savings account, which can be quickly set up with a “sponsoring organization” – often the charitable arm of financial services firms – with the purpose of effectively supporting charitable organizations.

A DAF offers immediate tax benefits, allows you to make contributions as frequently as you would like, and empowers you to make important choices about when and where your charitable funds will be distributed. It also gives you the power to centralize your giving and record-keeping.

>> Donate to PWW via Donor Advised Funds

Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

Name Pure Water for the World, Inc. as a beneficiary on your designated beneficiary form, working with your employer or plan administrator. Your estate planning funds can support safe water programs TODAY. If you’re over 70½, you can make a qualified charitable distribution today, contributing from your IRA directly to Pure Water for the World, Inc. This will help to avoid paying income taxes on the distribution. We recommend you work with your tax accountant to ensure you are maximizing your benefits. More details at the bottom of the page.


Name Pure Water for the World, Inc. as a beneficiary in your will or trust. There are a variety of Bequest options available. Work with your attorney or trust administrator to determine which option is best for you and your family.

Life Insurance/Stock Accounts

Name Pure Water for the World, Inc. as a beneficiary for specified accounts, and designate the amount you would like for PWW to receive. Work with your life insurance planner and/or stock broker to make your plans and complete the required forms.

If you have already named Pure Water for the World, Inc. in your DAF, will or trust, please let us know so that we may properly thank you. Requests for anonymity will be honored.

NOTE: Please consult your financial adviser, accountant, and/or attorney regarding your planned giving options. Pure Water for the World cannot offer legal or financial advice.

Charitable Giving Using Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a wonderful vehicle for tax-deductible giving. For your convenience, we have provided sample instructions and letters to help you directly transfer funds from your IRA to Pure Water for the World, Inc.

Step 1. To initiate a charitable distribution transfer, please contact your IRA Plan Administrator. The form linked here, titled From Plan Owner to IRA Administrator, can assist you with your request. If you choose to use it, simply complete the form and deliver it to your IRA Administrator.

Step 2. Notify Pure Water for the World, Inc. of your intent to transfer donated funds. This is an optional step but will help Pure Water for the World, Inc. ensure your donation is received and recorded, per your intent.

For your convenience, you may use the linked form, titled From Donor to Pure Water for the World, Inc. If you choose to use the form, please complete the underlined portions from the attached letter and send to:

Pure Water for the World, Inc.
Attn: Planned Gifts
P.O. Box 55
Rutland, Vermont 05702

Questions? For further assistance please contact us at: or call (802) 747-0778.

Thank you so much for investing in the health and future of children and families in Honduras and Haiti.