All gifts given to Heifer Foundation are invested in endowments, which are funds that provide operating income and program revenue every year in the future to Heifer International.  Endowment funds are carefully managed to protect the principal, which grows over time, to make increasing payouts to the Heifer mission of ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth. The perpetual nature of endowment funds allows you to express your lifetime values “through a gift that goes on giving” long after your lifetime.
Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Mary & Charles Belk: sharing a Lifetime of Blessings

Charles and Mary Belk gladly worked long hours throughout their lives to sustain themselves and their family - first as dairy... [more]

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Heifer International Foundation Field Stories

Field Stories

Joint Efforts Benefit More People and Reach New Horizons

Five more communities in Armenia have benefited from the cooperation of Heifer Armenia and the Armenian leading milk producer...

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W.I.L.L. Stories

Why I Leave a Legacy

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W.I.L.L. Society

View stories from Heifer donors who are leaving a gift for Heifer in their will. Find out why they are "leaving a legacy" on our Why I Leave a Legacy story map.

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