Rhode Island SPCA

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Planned Giving

Many people find it important to support our animal friends both during their lifetimes and after they are gone. If you are interested in leaving a lasting gift to help provide care for the animals at the Rhode Island SPCA, speak with your attorney about estate planning options.

The Rhode Island SPCA appreciates all gifts. We would be happy to work with you to set up a gift plan that best suits your needs. If you would like to request more information about including the RISPCA in your estate plans, please email us at: jmcgee@rispca.com. If you or your attorney would like to discuss your charitable goals in confidence, please contact the Director of the RISPCA, Dr. Finocchio, at (401) 438-8150.


After you have provided for family and loved ones, you can include the Rhode Island SPCA in your will for a specific amount or a percentage of what is remaining in your estate. Make your bequest by asking your lawyer to use the following language in your will: “I bequeath to the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915, ___% of my residuary estate for its general purpose.”

Charitable Trusts

You can establish a trust that will provide yourself or loved ones with income for life or a specified number of years. At the end of the term of the trust, the Rhode Island SPCA will receive what is remaining in the trust. Setting up a charitable trust will also allow you to receive favorable tax benefits.

Life Insurance

You can name the Rhode Island SPCA the beneficiary of a new life insurance policy or you can transfer a life insurance policy that is no longer needed by your family to the RISPCA. Naming the RISPCA as beneficiary of a life insurance policy can offer favorable tax benefits and allow you to amplify your gift to the animals. Through a relatively small annual cost of the insurance premium, a benefit far in excess of what would otherwise be possible can be provided for the Rhode Island SPCA.

Charitable Gift Annuities

To establish an annuity, you can make a gift to the Rhode Island SPCA of cash or appreciated securities. In exchange, you or a loved one will receive fixed payments for life. At the end of the term of the annuity, the RISPCA will receive the remaining principle. A charitable gift annuity can be funded for as little as $5,000.