Planned Giving


Make a planned gift today to make a difference for rescue animals in the future. Gifts received through wills and trusts provide a financial foundation for the future, ensuring that the many programs MHF offers to animals in need will continue. Friends who include MHF in their planned giving enjoy the quiet satisfaction of helping the Foundation continue to provide for future generations.


Bequests & Estates


Many people search for ways to commemorate the life of a loved one and to make a lasting statement in their honor. A bequest is often the ideal way to make a gift of significance. Leave a legacy with a bequest to MHF in your will.



DAF Direct

How does a Donor-Advised Fund work?

  • Establish your Donor Advised Fund by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program

  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)

  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice


Main Advantages of a Donor Advised Fund

  • Simplicity – The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.

  • Flexibility – Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.

  • Tax-efficiency– Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.