How to give
You can make a one-time cash gift to the Foundation or any of its programs here. We’d welcome that anytime. But we also welcome stocks and bonds, real estate, and other assets. And we have options for planned giving and other designations that can help you to leave a legacy.
To find out more, visit our in-depth Planned Giving Site and see what might work best for you. We know they’re not easy decisions, and some of them seem like complicated transactions, so feel free to call us to discuss.
What to give
Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization.
Gifts of Real Estate
Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to our organization.
Gifts of Retirement Assets
Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to our organization.
Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.
Gifts of Insurance
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to charity. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
Ways to give
You can designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift in 2015, 2016 and beyond.
Beneficiary Designation Gifts
You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, bank account or life insurance policy.
Charitable Gift Annuity
You can transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
You can transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
You can transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
Charitable Lead Trust
You can fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
Sale and Unitrust
You can give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
You can sell your property to us for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
Give it Twice Trust
You can provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
Life Estate Reserved
You can give your property to our organization but retain the right to use the property during your life.