Charitable gift of a life insurance policy

You can donate a paid up policy, or even a policy on which you are still paying premiums, to a nonprofit like Texas Alpha Endowment Fund.


Can a life insurance beneficiary be a charity?

You can name a nonprofit such as Texas Alpha Endowment Fund as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy. You can also name more than one beneficiary and divide the amount among multiple individuals or nonprofits


Can I donate my life insurance policy to charity?

If you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need because of a change in your life circumstances, you can give a paid-up policy to Texas Alpha Endowment Fund, or even a policy on which you are still paying premiums.


How do I donate a life insurance policy?

There are two simple ways to set up a gift of life insurance:

  • You can irrevocably designate Texas Alpha Endowment Fund as the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy. By doing so, you may be entitled to a generous charitable income tax deduction.
  • You can name Texas Alpha Endowment Fund as irrevocable beneficiary, but retain ownership of the policy itself. Call or write to your insurance company to request a form to make this change of beneficiary.


Please see your legal and/or tax advisor for more information and to determine if a charitable bequest to/for Texas Alpha Endowment Fund is right for you.