Gifts that Pay You Income

You can continue your support for Human Rights Watch to focus on the world’s most urgent human rights issues while you receive an income for life.

If you’re considering a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, we recommend you consult with your financial advisor.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

This plan allows you to give a substantial donation (please call us for current rates) to Human Rights Watch while receiving tax-favorable income for life. Interest rates on charitable gift annuities are usually more attractive than certificates of deposit (CDs) and other bank rates. Benefits include:

  • Very attractive rates of return.
  • Payments are made monthly.
  • Depending on your age, all or a portion of the income will be tax-free.
  • Immediate tax receipt for a portion of your gift.
  • The residual portion of the gift can be designated according to your wishes.
  • Your gift passes to Human Rights Watch outside of the estate process.

See your benefits! We can provide a customized illustration of how a charitable gift annuity could benefit you. We’ll calculate your payments and tax benefits based on your age and a sample gift amount, without obligation and in confidence. You can also use our gift calculator to explore your benefits.

If you have any questions, please email Brian Peterson, Director, Legacy and Gift Planning, at brian.peterson@HRW.org or at 212-216-1841.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) enables you to preserve or improve your (or your beneficiary’s) financial security and make a lasting impact with Human Rights Watch.

You may realize a significant benefit by transferring property to a trust that will eventually be a charitable gift to Human Rights Watch. Benefits include:

  • Highly flexible and can be customized to your needs and goals.
  • May increase income from the assets you donate.
  • Generates income while making an important future gift to Human Rights Watch.
  • Receives professional asset management.
  • Reduces possible estate taxation.

If you have any questions, please email Brian Peterson, Director, Legacy and Gift Planning, at brian.peterson@HRW.org or at 212-216-1841.