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Learn about volunteering and other opportunities to support DLF.

Provide a Planned Gift


A bequest can support the David Lynch Foundation now and in the future, ensuring that we can reach and help the thousands who request our help. By including a bequest in your will or living trust, you can create a legacy of helping those at-risk achieve peace of mind and well-being while achieving your own financial and estate planning goals.

To make a planned gift, please speak with your attorney or financial advisor.

Gift of Life Insurance

Gifts of Life Insurance can be made to DLF through existing policies, or through the establishment of a new policy, for which the David Lynch Foundation is named owner and beneficiary. Due to the need for financial administration, a gift of this kind requires a minimum donation of $50,000, as well as the involvement of legal and financial planning advisors.

Many of these gifts provide the donor with direct financial benefits, including:

  • Lifetime income for you and your spouse
  • Charitable income tax deductions
  • Opportunity to establish an endowed fund in your own name, or the name of a loved one
  • Possible avoidance of capital gains taxes on gifts of appreciated property
  • Higher yield than from current investments
  • Reduction in federal estate taxes

Your generosity can provide support to the David Lynch Foundation for years while providing for yourself or your loved ones. If you are interested in making a gift of life insurance, please contact Ina Clark, Chief Philanthropy and Communications Officer, at for more information.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are goods provided in lieu of monetary support. The David Lynch Foundation accepts gifts of this kind on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the needs of our organization and the gift. While we are not always able to accept these gifts, we are always grateful for your generosity.

Under IRS rules, in-kind gifts are often tax-deductible based on their fair market value, or the price they would sell for on the open market. If you would like to deduct your in-kind donation, please refer to IRS Publication 561: Determining the Value of Donated Property

There are additional rules for in-kind donations of higher value. For gifts valued over $500, the IRS provides special forms that the donor must complete. Those valued over $5,000 must receive a qualified appraisal of value, secured by the donor. To find these forms and any additional information you may need, please visit


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