Planned giving is all about the future—your future, Alley Cat Allies’ future, and the future wellbeing of all cats. Your support means so much to us as we continue our mission of saving cats’ lives and standing up to those who try to harm them and undo the progress we have made on their behalf.

Planned giving provides many benefits, is a simple way to support a charity, and, most importantly, ensures that you will have a long-term, positive impact on cats around the globe.


  • Your gift may entitle your estate to a federal tax charitable deduction.
  • Your gift may protect your estate from probate, an expensive legal process.
  • You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your bequest will carry on your legacy the way you intended.
  • You will provide a model of compassionate philanthropy for your loved ones.
  • You will have peace of mind knowing that your gift will significantly contribute to the protection of all cats.


Types of Planned Gifts


Remembering Alley Cat Allies in your will or trust is an easy and powerful way to support our mission to protect and improve cats’ lives. Simply designate a specific dollar amount, or percentage of your estate assets or other property. You’ll extend your legacy of compassion without diminishing your present assets, and you may also benefit from tax savings.

Retirement Plans

Name Alley Cat Allies as the partial or sole beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plans. This may also generate a lower tax burden for your estate.

Life Insurance Policies

Another easy and impactful way to support cats is including Alley Cat Allies as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy.

Thank you for considering one or more of these options to make a planned gift to Alley Cat Allies, and to show your everlasting love and devotion to all cats. If you would like more information, please reach out to our Development team at 1-866-309-6207 or via email at [email protected].

Helpful Information

Alley Cat Allies, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, located at: 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Phone number: 240-482-1980

Federal tax ID: 52-1742079

Year of incorporation: 1991 (Delaware)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a charitable bequest?

With a charitable bequest, you can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime, and you can always adjust it if your circumstances change. Plus, your bequest to Alley Cat Allies will have a strong impact on the long-term value of our work.

How can I make a bequest to Alley Cat Allies?

You can give us a specific amount of money, or you can give us a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate after taxes and expenses have been paid.

How can I make a bequest gift to a charity if I already have a will?

Even if you have an existing will, your lawyer can easily amend it by making an addition called a codicil. Be sure to review your will on a regular basis to ensure that it is up to date.

If I leave a bequest gift, will I still receive solicitations?

Your planned gift is a significant addition to our long-term financial strength and our ability to meet whatever challenges and opportunities the future brings. However, most of our current programs and initiatives depend on regular donations, so we certainly hope that you will continue to generously donate to Alley Cat Allies regardless of whether you decide to participate in planned giving.