Planned Giving

Make a Gift that Carries Your Love and Support for Plowshare Farm Long into the Future

Download our planned giving brochure

Enduring Relationships, Lasting Impact

Over the past 30 years, so many lives have been touched profoundly through the enduring relationships built at Plowshare Farm. A deep sense of belonging, coupled with earnest striving to unfold individual and shared potential, is central to the Plowshare experience. These essential qualities and Plowshare’s work are bigger than any one of us. Their importance will live on beyond the journey of a single lifetime.

A planned gift can bring expression to your enduring support for the Plowshare community and the shared values we embody long into the future.


Ways to Create a Legacy

Bequests and Wills
A bequest through your will or living trust can help you make a more significant gift to Plowshare than you might during your lifetime. Plowshare can be named to receive a percentage, a dollar amount, or the remainder of your estate after other commitments have been fulfilled.

Beneficiary Designations
Beneficiary designations offer a simple way to gift assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies tax-free after death. This involves filling out a simple form with your financial institution, making it an easy way to give.

IRA Charitable Rollovers
If you are 70 ½ years old and up, you can gift up to $100,000/year from an IRA directly to Plowshare tax-free.

While a planned gift can be simple to arrange, we hope you will seek the advice of your professional advisors to determine the best options for you.


Thank You for Considering a Planned Gift to Plowshare Farm

If you have already arranged a gift, THANK YOU! Please let us know so we may thank you properly!

If you are currently exploring options, we encourage you to consult your financial advisor and reach out to Plowshare Director Kimberly Dorn at kimberly(at)plowsharefarm.org or (603) 547-2547.


Sample Bequest Language

Below is some sample bequest language for consideration and discussion with your attorney/advisors:

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath [“the sum of __” or “__ percent of my estate” or “the following asset(s): ________” or “the remainder of my estate”] to Plowshare Farm, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 32 Whitney Drive, Greenfield, NH 03047, Federal Tax ID #23-2315224, for Plowshare Farm’s general use and purpose.”

If you would like to make a restricted bequest, specifically to support people’s choice to continue calling Plowshare home regardless of future changes to state and federal funding or a family’s financial circumstances, please be in touch with us and we will be happy to work with you and your attorney on language that fulfills this intention.