Legacy and Planned Gifts

Legacy & Planned Gifts

As you consider your financial and philanthropic priorities—income, investments, retirement and what you leave behind—you have a number of choices to help you reach your goals.

Catholic Relief Services has planned giving options that help you tailor your gift of cash or other assets to suit your circumstances so you can make a much greater gift than you ever thought possible. Some of our options will even provide you with guaranteed income.

Your heart can reach around the world to make a difference when you make a planned gift to CRS, one of the largest, most effective and efficient humanitarian agencies in the world.

We're here to help you explore the possibilities.

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Additional resources

Read the Good Steward, our seasonal planned giving newsletter. Learn more!

Pathway to Planning is a column about estate and other planning topics. Learn more!



All Ways to Give

Help touch the lives of 85 million people in more than 100 countries. Find ways to give that fit your passions.


Monthly Giving

Live your faith by serving the world every month. Your consistent support will help us respond faster to emergencies and continually care for those in need. More

Where It's Needed Most

Change and growth happens because of you. We can’t do our lifesaving work without your help. Give a gift that meets a need in some of the poorest countries overseas. More


Ask your friends, family and community to support the work you’re passionate about. We have the tools you need to ensure your fundraising success. More

Corporations & Foundations

Join a diverse range of CRS partnerships that share a mission of serving the poor. Through CRS, your corporation or foundation can provide support with lasting impact. More


Gift Catalog

Give a gift that gives children a chance to go to school, families a chance to reap a great harvest and communities a chance for a brighter future. Choose a gift in honor of a friend or family member today. More

Respond to Emergencies

Rush humanitarian aid and emergency relief to immediate and ongoing crises around the world. Please donate to help survivors of these specific emergencies. More


Choose a project that helps families thrive and build stronger, healthier futures for generations to come. You’ll receive updates and stories about the families impacted by your generosity. More

Legacy and Planned Gifts

Choose from a number of opportunities that will help you reach your financial and philanthropic goals—from income, investments and retirement to what you leave behind. More

Other Ways to Give

Check out even more unique ways to give. More

Live your faith

Join Footsteps in Faith to bring lifesaving and lasting change to children and their families. For just 40 cents a day, you can make a difference!

or, make a one-time gift