Planned giving is all about the future—yours, as well as that of Alley Cat Allies and all the cats who need us. Please read on to learn about the benefits of a planned gift, how simple it is to leave a bequest, and, most importantly, how your legacy will have a long-term, positive impact on cats across the country and around the globe. Your support means so much to us and to the cats who we’re here to protect. You’ll financially strengthen our organization to ensure that we continue our mission of protecting all cats.


  • 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’ll provide a model of compassionate philanthropy for your loved ones.
  • You’ll 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 the well-being of all cats. Simply designate a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate assets, or other property. You’ll extend your legacy of compassion without diminishing your present assets, and 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, which may generate a lower tax burden for your estate.

Life Insurance Policies

Another easy and impactful way to show your love 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 for our feline friends. If you would like more information, please reach out to our Development team at 1-866-309-6207.

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?

You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime, and you can always make adjustments 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 whether or not you decide to participate in planned giving.