Legacy Giving

What is Legacy Giving?


A legacy gift is a gift made after death, after your family’s needs are met and other expenses are covered. It is usually made through your will as a specified amount or a percentage of your estate, but may also be through a life insurance policy, retirement account, or other method.

Why is it important to have a will?

Peace of mind – After a lifetime of hard work and saving, you want to make sure that your estate is handled according to your wishes.


Caring for others – Creating a legal will ensures that your family will be taken care of, and allows you to support charities by making a gift that leaves a legacy.


Avoid legal delays – Having a will in place makes it easier for your family to care for your estate.

Why give through my will?

A gift to Good News Ministries through your will is one of the best and easiest ways to provide lasting hope to the homeless and underprivileged in Indianapolis. You show what you value and what matters to you when making a charitable gift through your will. You are choosing to leave a legacy that honors God by committing a portion of your estate to God’s work through the outreaches of Good News Ministries.

How do I make a legacy gift?

First, prayerfully consider a gift to Good News Ministries through your will or other method. Then, meet with your attorney to create or update your will and discuss the best gift options for you. An unrestricted gift is usually preferred, as it allows us to determine the wisest use for the funds based on needs at the time of the gift.
Please let us know when you have named Good News Ministries in your will, so that we can express our appreciation for your gift.

Additional Information

Your attorney may ask for this information when naming Good News Ministries in your will. Our legal name is Good News Mission and our Federal Tax ID is available by request. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.