Legacy Giving

Leave a legacy with iDE

Join the “100 Farmers Society” and leave a legacy that will impact generations.

When Paul Polak founded iDE, he said “talk to 100 farmers before you do anything.” The “100 Farmers Society” is an opportunity to join Paul’s legacy of truly seeing and hearing people—their needs and their aspirations. By including iDE in your will or legacy plan, you are stepping forward to ensure everyone has the opportunity to improve their own lives and their communities for years to come. Your long-term gift will tap the ingenuity of rural entrepreneurs, power them to overcome barriers, and help their families leave poverty for good. Become a member of the “100 Farmers Society” and leave a legacy of impact that will be felt for generations.


Complete a Letter of Intent

Have you already included iDE in your will or other long-term plan? We encourage you to fill out a letter of intent. You always have the option to keep your gift anonymous, but we would love the opportunity to personally thank you for your generosity.


Making a legacy gift

With careful planning, you can make a long lasting, meaningful contribution to iDE while also providing direct benefits to you and your loved ones.

A Gift in Your Will

Whether you designate a specific amount or leave a percentage of your estate, your legacy gift will support iDE’s continued work in helping families move out of poverty. Please work with your financial or estate planning advisor to include iDE in your will. 

A Beneficiary Designation

Your retirement plan and life insurance policy are great ways to continue having an impact with iDE. Please work with your professional advisor to include iDE as a beneficiary.

A Gift from Your Retirement Account

If you are a US citizen and meet the age requirement set by the IRS, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution, which allows you to give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA without any income tax implications. 

Learn more about Required Minimum Distribution and Qualified Charitable Distribution

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