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How to Give

How to Give

Giving to a parish, school, ministry, or fund within the Catholic Foundation cause can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Bequest
    You designate your favorite Catholic cause as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust, or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
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  • Donor Advised Funds
    You fund a DAF and make charitable gift recommendations during your lifetime. When you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate a Catholic cause you would like to help support for future generations as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account, or your life insurance policy.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to a parish, school, ministry, or fund held by the Catholic Foundation, such as an Endowment or Scholarship in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    You 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.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    You 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.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to a Catholic charity to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain Sale
    We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give It Twice Trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to a Catholic charity but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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  • Blended Gifts
    There are many combination gift options that can make your giving go farther than a simple gift of cash or property.
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  • Unitrust and Special Needs Trust
    If you are looking for a way to provide for a loved one who has special needs, and also make a gift to us, a charitable remainder unitrust and a special needs trust arrangement could help you achieve your objectives.
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  • Gift and Bequest
    A gift and bequest is a combination of a current gift and a charitable gift made in your will or trust. It is an easy way to support our cause today and make a lasting future impact.
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  • Endowment Gifts
    An endowment is a fund you can create now or in the future to achieve the impact you desire.
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  • IRA to Gift Annuity Rollover
    You may be looking for a way to grow a parish, school, ministry, or a fund held by the Catholic Foundation, and enhance your income. If you are 70 or older, you can make a one-time IRA rollover to fund a charitable gift annuity and receive fixed payments for life.
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  • New Scholarship
    Creating a lasting legacy scholarship fund in the name of a loved one is a great way to honor their life and memory.
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