Donate Volunteer

Planned Giving

Legacy Partners with HSHM

Home Sweet Home Ministries invites you to become a Legacy Partner to preserve the future of our ministry. As an HSHM Legacy Partner, you will help us support our shelter services and programming for years to come. Below you will find more information to help guide your decision on the best way to leave your legacy.

To include Home Sweet Home Ministries in your will or designate us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, etc. please use the following bequest language as a guide:

 “I give and bequeath [describe percentage, dollar amount, property to be given, or proportion of estate] to Home Sweet Home Ministries, Inc. (EIN# 37-0692350) to support the area of greatest need.”

Employer ID#:          37-0692350

Name/Location:     Home Sweet Home Ministries, Inc.

                                    303 East Oakland Avenue

                                    Bloomington, IL 61701


Gifts Accepted By Home Sweet Home Ministries:

  • Donor Advised Funds. HSHM will accept donations through donor advised funds established through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, etc.
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions (IRAs). HSHM may accept designations as beneficiary of donors’ retirement plans. Your IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plan can be transferred to Home Sweet Home Ministries.
  • Bequests. Donors may make bequests to Home Sweet Home Ministries under their wills and trusts. 
  • Life Insurance. Donors may name HSHM as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of their life insurance policies.
  • Real Estate. Gifts of real estate may include developed property, undeveloped property, or gifts subject to a prior life interest.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts. Home Sweet Home Ministries will accept designation as a remainder beneficiary of charitable remainder trusts.
  • Charitable Lead Trusts. HSHM will accept designation as an income beneficiary of charitable lead trusts.
  • Marketable Securities. Marketable securities may be transferred electronically to an account maintained at one or more brokerage firms or delivered physically with the transferor’s endorsement or signed stock power (with appropriate signature guarantees) attached. 

For more specific details, please review our Gift Acceptance Policy. 


Planned Giving Video Series:

Please check out the videos below for more specific information on different options for leaving a legacy gift. Many thanks to Clay Cox from Cox & Fulk, LLC for answering our questions. 


Curious to learn even more? Our friends at Illinois Prairie Community Foundation have some great additional resources for you to explore.


Contact Us:

Please contact us at 309-828-7356 if you have questions or would like additional information that might be helpful as you consider your planned giving options. 

If you have included or intend to include Home Sweet Home Ministries in your will or legacy plans, please contact us to let us know. HSHM would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.


*Home Sweet Home Ministries, Inc. urges all prospective donors to seek the assistance of personal, legal, and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts, including the resulting tax and estate planning consequences. Any sample provisions are not intended to be taken as tax or legal advice.

Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12