Join the movement to ensure the vital work of Tostan continues and to help spread our vision of Dignity For All.  You can make this mission part of your legacy by including Tostan in your estate planning. Depending on your assets and financial goals, some options to consider include:


Naming Tostan in Your Will

Support Tostan through a bequest in your will or trust, which can be given as a dollar figure, percentage of the estate, or residual amount following the distribution of gifts to heirs and other organizations. 

You may consider leaving Tostan:

  • a specific dollar amount,
  • a percentage of your residual estate (what remains once gifts to loved ones and expenses are paid), or
  • a specific asset, such as securities or other marketable property.

Information you may need:

Legal Name: Tostan, Inc.

Address: 655 New York Avenue NW, WeWork 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001

Federal tax ID#:  98-0118876

Suggested Language for Bequests and Devises: 

“I give and bequeath to Tostan Inc., the charitable, tax-exempt organization located in Washington, D.C., [the sum of __________ dollars ($____)]or [ _____ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to be used for its general charitable purposes.”


Tostan as a Beneficiary of Life Insurance or IRA Retirement Plan

Life insurance plans and retirement-plan savings may be a significant portion of your net worth and could be an excellent choice for making a future charitable gift. 

Life Insurance Policy: If you have a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for your family, designating Tostan as a beneficiary (full or partial) is a simple way to support our work.

Retirement Plans: Beneficiary designation gifts pass directly to Tostan without going through the probate process and can be put to work immediately to provide Tostan’s transformational programs to those who need it most.  As a qualified non-profit, Tostan recieves the full amount designated; the disbursement is not subject to taxes. Retirement-plan benefits include assets held in individual retirement accounts (IRAs), 401(k) plans, profit-sharing plans, Keogh plans, and 403(b) plans.

You can include Tostan as a full or partial beneficiary on these plans by contacting your plan administrator or financial institution for a change of beneficiary form. Please list us as:

Legal Name: Tostan, Inc.

Address: 655 New York Avenue NW, WeWork 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001

Federal Tax ID#: 98-0118876


Bank and Investment Accounts 

You can name Tostan as a Transfer-on-Death (TOD) or Payable-on-Death (POD) beneficiary on a bank or investment account, or a commercial annuity. Check with your financial institution to see if this is an option for you.

If you’ve included Tostan in your will or estate plans, please let us know so we can show our appreciation and recognize your support through our Legacy Program. 

Questions about including Tostan in your philanthropic plans?

 Contact: Shirley Coly, Global Partnerships Advisor,


Tostan is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID number:  98-0118876