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How To Give

How To Give

Giving to the EFCA 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.

  • 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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  • Bequest
    You designate The Evangelical Free Church of America as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument.
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  • IRA Charitable 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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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to the EFCA 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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  • Donor Advised Fund
    You transfer cash, appreciated securities, or approved property to a charitable account set up in your name to make grants to qualified charities now and in the future.
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  • Donor Designated Funds
    You make a one-time gift to a fund designated to support the ministries and missionaries you wish to sustain over time through grants.
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  • Ministry Designated Funds
    Approved EFCA ministries may set up their own "foundation" to receive both current and estate gifts. This helps sustain a named ministry year after year so you can accomplish your mission and ministry initiatives.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You may desire to leave your home, vacation 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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