Beneficiary Designations

Passionate about supporting Action Against Hunger with our mission even after your lifetime?  It's not only possible, it's easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name Action Against Hunger as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you're gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.

Not only is it an easy way to give, but it's also flexible—you aren't locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

You can name us beneficiary of the following assets:

Retirement Plan Assets
The full value of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other qualified plans is subject to federal and state estate taxes at your death and the distributions from these accounts are subject to federal and applicable state income taxes. Instead, consider naming a charity as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your plan.

Commercial Annuities
A portion of the distributions from commercial annuities is subject to income tax for non-charitable beneficiaries. Naming Action Against Hunger as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your commercial annuity will allow us to receive the assets you designate to us completely tax-free.

Life Insurance
By naming Action Against Hunger as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy, you support our work while retaining the ability to change your gift if your plans change.

Bank Accounts, Certificates of Deposit or Brokerage Accounts
You can name Action Against Hunger as beneficiary of your bank accounts, CDs and brokerage accounts by designating your account as Payable on Death (POD) or Transfer on Death (TOD) to us.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Laura Hickman at  (212) 967-7800  x521 or for additional information on beneficiary designations and how they can help support Action Against Hunger with our mission.
  2. Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
  3. If you include Action Against Hunger in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID:

    Legal Name: Action Against Hunger USA
    Address: 1 Whitehall Street, 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10004
    Federal Tax ID Number: 13-3327220

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.