By donating appreciated securities to CRI you can can reduce or eliminate federal capital gains tax liability and reach the harvest in crisis by donating the stock to CRI. Plus you may qualify for a federal income tax deduction on the value of the stock when you give to CRI. CRI then can sell the security for fair market value, avoid taxes, and support relief work around the world!
90% of an American’s wealth is in the form of non-cash assets. Yet when we think of giving to charity, we think of cash. While cash is absolutely critical to keep our organization running, there are gift planning options that can create a legacy for you and propel the mission of God in the midst of crisis for generations to come. By making CRI a beneficiary to an insurance policy, or including us in your will to receive a portion of your estate, you are directly supporting Christian ministry in the context of global crisis.
A charitable remainder trust is a tax-exempt irrevocable trust designed to reduce the taxable income of individuals by first dispersing income to the beneficiaries of the trust for a specified period of time and then donating the remainder of the trust to the designated charity. Speak to your financial planner or attorney for more details.
Many corporations provide matching gifts and can quickly double the impact of your giving to Crisis Response International. By simply checking with your employer and providing them with simple information you can increase your impact on the mission field of crisis.
Donor Advised Funds
Donor Advised Funds provide a great way to immediately receive tax benefits at the time of your donation and over time distribute the money to great causes like CRI. When you set up a donor advised fund with an organization like the National Christian Foundation (NCF), you can then ask NCF to distribute the gift to CRI.
By gifting real estate to CRI you can avoid capital gains exposure by gifting—not selling—the property. This could mean your tax deduction could be as much as 20% higher and your gift could make an enormous impact on the lives of those we serve. Since CRI is a 501c3, we don’t have to pay capital gains taxes, so the full value of your property goes directly toward reaching the harvest in crisis.