Gifts from your Estate

Gifts from your Estate

When you include Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in your will or estate, you’re making an investment in the future of our region’s Native community. Bequests and planned gifts help NAYA continue to provide NAYA’s life affirming programs for years to come.

Please consult with your financial, legal and tax advisers to assure you receive the best financial advantages and that your intentions are carried out fully. If you wish to remain anonymous, we will respect your preference.

Will or Trust Bequests: Name NAYA as a beneficiary of your will or trust to receive a specific gift from your estate; to receive all or a portion of what remains of your estate, or to be a contingent beneficiary. Donors who leave a bequest to NAYA can take an estate tax deduction of 100 percent of the gift’s value.

Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans: Name NAYA as the sole or beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account. IRA accounts listing NAYA as the beneficiary are free of estate and income taxes.

Life Insurance Policy: Name NAYA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and receive tax advantages–naming NAYA as a beneficiary gives the insurance proceeds to NAYA and removes them from your taxable estate.

Real Estate: If you are considering a gift of real estate, please talk with us first to assure that your gift fits within our community development strategies.


NAYA should be designated in your documents as: “Native American Youth and Family Center, an Oregon nonprofit corporation (Tax ID #93-1141536) with address of 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218.”

There are many ways to include NAYA in your estate plans, and we would be happy to talk with you about your options in confidence and without obligation. For more information, please contact Director of Development and Communications, Ann Takamoto at or (503) 288-8177, ext 206.


When you include Native American Youth and Family Center in your estate plans, you become a member of our Legacy Circle. Please let us know that you have included us in your estate plans so we can be certain about your wishes and you can be invited to special Legacy Circle events and activities.