Each time you partner with GAiN, you express the kindness of Jesus though humanitarian assistance, which helps our Cru partners gain access, build credibility, and increase effectiveness in sharing the hope of Jesus with people living in the toughest places on earth.
Not only can you donate today, you can plan to leave a legacy of kindness through estate planning and non-cash gift options. By planning a gift through your overall financial and estate plans, you can have more impact without touching your checkbook.
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to GAiN. This is especially true for stock held longer than one year.
Give Marketable Securities
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to GAiN.
- Avoid paying capital gains tax.
- Receive a charitable income tax deduction this year.
- Stock can be used to fund a gift that can provide lifetime income for you; or you and your spouse, if married.
Make Your Gift Today by Electronic Transfer
It’s easy. Please download the “Transferring Stock Shares” document below for delivery instructions to make a transfer from your brokerage account to GAiN or call 972-841-7590.
Send Us Your Gift by Mail
If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to use two envelopes to complete your gift. Place the unsigned stock certificate(s) in one envelope. In the other, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You may obtain this from your broker or bank. Please remember to use certified mail.
Give From an IRA
In 2015, Congress enacted a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. As a result, individuals age 70½ or older can make gifts directly from their IRA to charity in 2015, 2016, and beyond.
You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older, you might be interested in lowering the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year. Download the “IRA Charitable Rollover” document below for instructions.
- Avoid taxes on transfers up to $100,000 from your IRA to GAiN.
- Satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.
- Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions.
- Make a gift that is not subject to the AGI deduction limits on charitable gifts.
How an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift Works
- Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
- Your IRA funds will be transferred directly to our organization to help continue our important work.
- Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
- Please contact us if you want your gift to be used for a specific purpose.
Establish a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
What if you could meet more needs worldwide and receive a tax deduction too?
A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) functions much like a private foundation but offers more attractive options when it comes to realizing your personal charitable objectives. With a Donor Advised Fund, costs and administration are shared and thus minimized.
You may qualify for a charitable income tax deduction in the tax year the asset is placed into the DAF. Also, if you fund your DAF with appreciated property (such as stock or real estate), you may be able to avoid capital gains taxes on those gifted assets. You also have the flexibility to give out of your DAF to the charities of your choice now or over time.
- Simplify tax planning by consolidating all your giving from one source.
- Unlike a private foundation, DAF requires no mandatory distributions.
- Investment growth in the fund is tax free so more can go to charity.
- Low minimum to open a fund makes it easy for all donors to participate.
With the Donor Advised Fund from GAiN and The Cru Foundation®, you will receive wise counsel and personalized service from one of our qualified personal advisors. You will also be able to manage your account online, adding to the fund and making grants to the ministries you care about most.
The website and the personal advisor will give you the tools and knowledge you need to exercise stewardship of your investment while expressing the kindness of Jesus to people around the world.
Wills and Bequests
A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways you can leave a gift to GAiN that will make a lasting impact.
- Receive an estate tax charitable deduction.
- Reduce the burden of taxes on your family.
- Leave a lasting legacy to charity.
A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends, or GAiN as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.
How to Leave a Bequest to GAiN
- Include a bequest to GAiN in your will or revocable trust.
- Designate GAiN as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension).
- Name GAiN as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
Types of Bequests
- Percentage bequest—make a gift of a percentage of your estate.
- Specific bequest—make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset.
- Residual bequest—make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate.
Download the “Sample Bequest Language” document below.
Note: If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to GAiN as part of your estate plan, please let us know using the email form below. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.
If you have questions about gifts of appreciated assets and stock, IRA charitable rollover, donor advised funds, or leaving a bequest to GAiN send an email to our Development team using the form below.