How To Give

How To Give

Giving to The Cru Foundation 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 The Cru Foundation as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument.
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  • IRA Rollover
    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.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate us 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 The Cru Foundation in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Charitable Unitrust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Annuity Trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable 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 transfer your cash or property to fund a lead trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. You receive a charitable deduction for the gift. Your family receives the remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    If you give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the entire 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 the cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    You may be looking for a way to provide your children with income while making a gift to charity. The Give it Twice Trust is a popular option that allows you to transfer your IRA at death to a term of years unitrust.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You may desire to leave your home or farm to us at your death, but would like to receive a current charitable tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution you need!
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