Hancock County Habitat for Humanity’s Legacy Builders Society celebrates our circle of friends who have pledged to make an enduring gift to our mission by including us in your will or estate plan or by beneficiary designation. As you reflect on the legacy you will leave behind, consider the many ways you can preserve your estate for your loved ones and continue building strong communities here in Hancock County for decades to come.
We celebrate the generosity of Legacy Builders Society members with the following:
- Exclusive updates from our Executive Director
- Invitations to home dedications
- Invitations to workshops and seminars related to affordable housing and philanthropy
- Recognition on our website and in our annual publication(s) (members can always opt to be anonymous)
We encourage you to contact your financial adviser, attorney or accountant prior to making or structuring a planned gift in order to consider the best options for you and your unique situation.
IRS Group Exemption Information: As noted at the bottom of each page of our website, Hancock County Habitat for Humanity, with employer identification number 01-0443774, is considered a subordinate under the group tax exemption umbrella of Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. (“HFHI”) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The group exemption number assigned to HFHI, our parent organization, by the IRS is 8545, and their EIN is 91-1914868.
Our organization doesn’t appear on the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Select Check site [https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/exempt-organizations-select-check] as we are a subordinate under Habitat for Humanity International and fall under their group exemption number, searchable by their EIN. (A few other Maine affiliates actually do appear separately, which can get a bit confusing!)
All donations made to Hancock County Habitat for Humanity are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations made by constituents in our service area through our parent organization, HFHI, do not necessarily funnel their way back to our local affiliate, but rather must be designated specifically to us and are then sent after HFHI takes an 11% administrative fee out of the donation. Please consider donating locally and directly. Thank you!