We have many options for Giving, whether you contribute to your fund or other funds at CTCF or open a new fund with us.
If your assets are invested separately in a financial advisor managed account, please work with your financial advisor to contribute to your fund. Financial advisors should email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and to notify our Foundation of incoming contributions.
Make checks payable to CTCF, noting the fund number or fund name on the memo line. Mail to: CTCF, 116th W 8th ST, STE 203, Georgetown TX 78626.
To make a contribution online with a credit or debit card, click on the orange donate button in the upper right corner. Be sure to select a fund.
To make a contribution via wire transfer or ACH, please call our office at 512-863-4186 to receive the account information your financial institution will need to make the transfer.
A donor may avoid capital gains tax by donating appreciated stocks, bonds and/or mutual fund shares they have held “long-term” (more than one year). The donor is able to claim a federal income tax charitable deduction for the full market value of the security donated rather than the lesser amount they originally paid for the security. It is important to remember the donor should give the appreciated stock directly to the charity to avoid triggering a taxable transaction.
The IRA Charitable Rollover provision allows individuals who have reached age 70 1/2 to donate up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a public charity. The donor is then able to exclude the direct rollover from taxable income. This provision is a popular way to make charitable gifts, while also satisfying IRA minimum distribution requirements.
Funds at CTCF qualify as a recipient of employer charitable matching programs. A matching gift is a charitable donation made by you through your employer, matched by your employer, then sent to a fund here at CTCF. Most employers match the employee’s donation. So your donation doubles.
A bequest to CTCF ensures that the charitable causes which have become important to a donor and his or her family continue to be supported beyond the donor's lifetime. Bequests can be made by will or revocable trust and can take a variety of forms, such as a specific amount, a percentage of the donor's estate or a certain asset. Donors can also name CTCF as the "residuary beneficiary" of all or part of their estate after other bequests have been made, or as a "contingent beneficiary" in the event other named beneficiaries do not outlive the donors.
A simple beneficiary designation could be the least costly way for a donor to support an organization after his or her lifetime. While most of the donor's assets will pass to the donor's family or favorite charities through his or her will, some assets, like retirement plans and life insurance policies, are governed by a beneficiary designation. Through this method, a donor can specify the individuals and organizations he or she wishes to support as well as the percentage of the assets the donor wants each beneficiary to receive.
Allow donors to place resources into a tax-favored trust that pays income to living individuals and donates the remainder to charity. These gifts pay income that help donors living on fixed incomes, those with substantial assets from which they want to continue to enjoy income, and donors who want to make substantial gifts while potentially increasing their income during their lifetime.
The trust makes payments to the charitable organization first, and then returns the remaining assets to the donor, donor’s family or others the donor designates. The lead trust is an attractive gift vehicle for donors with appreciated assets they would like to pass intact to the next generation. Once inside the trust, the asset appreciation is not subject to estate and gift tax.
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