We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.

Please leave NAVA in your Legacy of Giving

Easy Ways to Leave a Legacy at NAVA:

Will or Trust

A Will or Trust is the most common way you can make a bequest to further our mission of empowering Native American Veterans and their families to attain self-sufficiency. You can designate a percentage of your estate or a dollar amount, or even a piece of real estate.

Life Insurance

Naming NAVA as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy is an easy way to impact future generations of Native American Veterans.

Other Ways

Give It on a monthly basis

You provide NAVA with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.

Donor Advised Fund

By naming NAVA as a beneficiary you can make a final impact through your Donor Advised Fund.

Other Valuable Assets

You can empower Veterans to attain self-sufficiency, by naming NAVA as the beneficiary of your mineral rights, home, property or other valuable assets such as stocks and bonds.

NAVA needs your help to continue to provide basic necessities like food and clothing and energy assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Will My Planned Gift Make an Impact?

Because of your generous planned gift, Native American veterans – some of them living in poverty can contribute to their communities. Your enduring legacy will ensure these veterans and their families receive the immediate help they need with food and clothing, while NAVA works on long term solutions to help Veterans.

What Language Should I Include in My Will?

Once you’ve decided to make a bequest NAVA, the following language and legal address may be helpful to your attorney:

“I give, devise and bequeath to Native American Veterans Assistance, a corporation created under the laws of the State of South Dakota, located at 1010 Ennen Drive, in Rapid City, South Dakota, A. __% of my estate. [OR] B. the sum of $___. [OR] C. & of all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate.”

Tax Identification # 47-5548657. NAVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of South Dakota and the IRS.

What if I Have Already Written My Will or Trust?

You can amend a will or trust to make a gift without rewriting the entire document. Your attorney can prepare a simple document, called a codicil, which adds a new gift to NAVA while reaffirming the other terms of your will or trust.

There are many different types of trusts that can serve a variety of purposes. The advice of an attorney and qualified financial planner is necessary to assess your situation and decide which trust is right for you.

Feel free to contact NAVA if you have any questions.