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Do you want to create a lasting legacy so you can provide clean drinking water and adequate sanitation into the future? Or do you want to honor a friend or family member by making a memorial gift? Saying "yes" to either of these questions is one of the most powerful actions you can take. By designating a portion of your estate to El Porvenir®, your kindness and good deeds will live on.

Ensuring generations of clean water for Nicaraguans does not have to involve making a donation today. Designating a portion of your estate to El Porvenir means your wish to support water, sanitation, and reforestation projects will be fulfilled in the future.


Ways to Give:

A Gift in your Will or Living Trust: Designate either a specific amount or a percentage of your estate to clean water, safe sanitation, and healthy watersheds.

Beneficiary Designations: Name El Porvenir as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, savings account, charitable remainder trust, or annuities to support rural communities into the future.

Qualified Charitable Distributions: If you are 70.5 or older, you can gift up to $105,000 directly to El Porvenir from your IRA. If you are subject to Required Minimum Distributions (age 72+), a gift from your IRA can help you meet your RMD while lowering your taxable income.

El Porvenir's Director of US Operations Jenna Saldana will gladly speak with you regarding your legacy planning; please call or email her at 720-236-9158 or

If you've already designated El Porvenir in your estate plan, please let us know!

El Porvenir Tax ID Number: 68-0230597

Legal Name of Organization: El Porvenir

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More info:

In addition to supporting our mission, a planned gift can provide tax advantages for you, especially gifts of stocks and real estate. The benefits may include:  

  • an income tax deduction

  • reduced capital gains taxes

  • reduced probate costs and estate taxes


Your financial advisor can guide your planned gift based on your needs and wishes as well as IRS tax advantages. A planned gift can benefit you, your loved ones, and El Porvenir.


PLEASE NOTE: El Porvenir® does not offer financial and/or legal advice. We encourage you to consult your accountant, attorney, and/or financial adviser regarding the best ways to contribute assets to El Porvenir.

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Memorial projects can be a water system, a well, a school handwashing station, or a tree plantation. Shown here is a community well where the residents created a beautiful memorial and a conservation area where 905 trees have been planted and are cared for as residents work to restore their watershed. Dedication plaques can be personalized by families.


Timm Dobbins has been part of four work trips to Nicaragua with El Porvenir; he says, "I will always remember a 10-year-old girl telling me she got to go to school for the first time since her village now had a well, which freed her from day-long trips to the river to get water."


Befriending rural Nicaraguans and witnessing life-altering changes, Timm knew he wanted to create a legacy to make a difference after he has left this world. Working with a financial planner, he named El Porvenir as one of two beneficiaries of his estate.


"My gift means that perhaps a child could go on to do great things because they didn't get sick from bad water," says Timm. "That someone's burden of long walks for water was eased. That I did something to make the quality of life better for a number of people. That I gave someone a smile when they had little to smile about." 

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"When I named El Porvenir as a beneficiary of my retirement plan, I felt that I was doing one small thing to address the maldistribution of wealth and resources in the world. I trust El Porvenir's stewardship because I have experienced firsthand their commitment to and partnership with Nicaraguans seeking to create a healthier future by providing safe drinking water and sanitation for their families and communities."

Beverly Hoeffer

Participant in 5 work brigades in Nicaraguan villages

15+ year El Porvenir supporter



"It was shocking to see how much need there is in Nicaragua. We worked alongside villagers with no clean water within 5 miles and only a single old outhouse for a toilet. The people are eager to help themselves, but they need the supplies and some instruction. With help from El Porvenir, the lives in that village improved immensely. I saw how much El Porvenir does with every dollar they receive being carefully spent."


Mary O'Connor

El Porvenir supporter for 15+ years



"I included El Porvenir in my estate plans because the need in Nicaragua isn't going away anytime soon. Water and sanitation for all matter to me, and I want to continue to work to bring clean water and safe sanitation to others even after I'm gone. My affinity for El Porvenir, the time I've volunteered as a board member, and the soft spot in my heart for Latin America are the other reasons for doing this."


Phil McVey

El Porvenir Board Chair


"I joined several El Porvenir work trips before donating money for water projects in my husband's memory. These were great experiences of working together with the Nicaraguan people, seeing their resilience in the face of great challenges, their readiness to connect with us, their joy and gratitude for getting what we take for granted: clean water and sanitation. In 20 years as a supporter, I have always been impressed by the integrity of the El Porvenir staff and their passion for the mission. It is with complete confidence that I have included El Porvenir in my will. I know that the money will be spent wisely to help my Nicaraguan brothers and sisters live better lives."

Tania Citvaris,

El Porvenir supporter for 20+ years

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