Planned Giving and Bequests

In addition to more immediate contributions of cash or through credit cards, you can support Equal Access in the long term through a number of planned giving opportunities.

Planned gifts profit both the donor and Equal Access. The benefits to the donor are various: tax benefits, recognition and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to establish a legacy for Equal Access.

Planned gifts to Equal Access provide reliable, steady flows of income that allows us to make multi-year investments on projects that need our long-term support.

Equal Access International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law


By including Equal Access in your will, you can ensure that your giving will continue in perpetuity. Equal Access will put your gift to the best possible use by helping underserved communities receive and utilize critical information on health, women’s and girl’s empowerment, democracy & governance, youth life skills & livelihoods and human rights.

There are several ways to make contributions through your will. For more information or to set up a bequest please contact us at

Life Income Contributions

A life-income-plan contribution allows you to make a gift to Equal Access and receive payments from your gift. Such gifts include charitable gift annuities, charitable unitrusts and charitable annuity trusts. Each plan allows you to help us in the future and enjoy immediate benefits in exchange for your future contribution. Your benefits can include:

  • Income-tax deductions can be taken in the year the life income plan is established and can be carried forward into as many as five additional tax years if necessary.
  • The opportunity to receive fixed or variable payments for life.
  • Savings from estate and inheritance taxes on assets transferred to Equal Access.
  • The opportunity to provide benefits for a surviving beneficiary.
  • Avoiding or reducing capital gains tax when you use appreciated property to fund certain life income agreements.

Appreciated Assets

United States’ tax laws are structured so that donors are encouraged to give as generously as possible to their favorite charitable organizations. Gifts of assets that have increased in value since their purchase can bring the following benefits to the donor:

  • Excess deductions can be carried forward into as many as five additional tax years.
  • Sales of stock, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value generate a taxable capital gain. Gifts of those appreciated assets to not-for-profit organizations are deductible at their full fair market value if they have been held longer than 12 months.
  • The fair market value of the asset(s) can be deducted up to 30 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income.

For more information on donating stock, click here.

Note: The tax benefits outlined above may vary depending on your personal situation. Please consult a tax adviser for more information.


How does your donation have impact?

$50 -Sobita Ghimire
$50 – Helps us train Sobita Ghimire, and other women and girls like her, to gain the skills needed to transform lives

$100 - Community Reporters
$100 – Supports Community Reporters on-the-ground in bringing the voices of the rural poor to the radio for local and national broadcasting

$250 -Discussion Group
$250 – Helps us form Youth Discussion Groups to address issues like education, sexual health, employment opportunities

$1000 Peace Building Lessons from Radio
$500 – Supports the funding of Meeting Groups of community and religious leaders who allow girls to attend school

Meeting Group - $500
$1000 – Can help us fund a short series of radio programs addressing critical issues in health, education or peacebuilding in any of Equal Access’ nine countries