|A primary question to consider first is have you made out a will?
||If you have not yet written a will, regardless of your charitable intent, please consider this.
|If your goal is to:
||Then you can:
||And your benefits may include:
|Make a quick and easy gift.
||Simply write a check now, or make a gift online.
||An income tax deduction and immediate impact on CSF.
|Avoid tax on capital gains.
||Contribute long-term appreciated stock or other securities.
||A charitable deduction plus no capital gains tax.
|Defer a gift until after your lifetime.
||Put a bequest in your will (give CSF cash, specific property, or a share of the residue of your estate).
||Your donations are fully exempt from federal estate tax.
|Receive guaranteed fixed income that is partially tax-free.
||Create a charitable gift annuity.
||Current and future savings on income taxes, plus fixed, stable payments.
|Avoid the twofold taxation on IRA or other employee benefit plans.
||Name CSF as the beneficiary of the remainder of the retirement assets after your lifetime.
||It lets you leave your family other assets that carry less tax liability.
|Make a large gift with little cost to you.
||Contribute a life insurance policy you no longer need.
||Current and possibly future income tax deductions.
|Secure, fixed payments for life while avoiding market risks.
||Create a charitable remainder annuity trust. It gives you tax benefits and often boosts your rate of return.
||Give income from an asset for a period of years but retain the asset for yourself or your heirs.
|Give income from an asset for a period of years but retain the asset for yourself or your heirs.
||Create a charitable lead trust.
||Asset is returned to the donor or heirs with federal estate tax savings and income tax deductions for income donated.
|Create a hedge against inflation over the long term.
||Create a charitable remainder unitrust.
||Variable payments for life plus tax benefits.
|Make a revocable gift during your lifetime.
||Name CSF as the beneficiary of assets in a living trust.
||Full control of the trust terms for your lifetime.