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Ways of Giving
Contributions of any size may be made at any time to established funds held by ACCF. Gifts in honor or in memory of loved ones are accepted at all times in any amount. With gifts of $10,000.00 or more, a donor can create a new fund or contribute to an established fund held by ACCF. Options include the following.
ACCF accepts the types of gifts described in the following sections.
A gift of cash usually made in the form of a check, is the most direct and popular way of gifting. Gifts may be made to an existing fund or create a new fund. Click here for instructions and to open and print the ACCF pledge card.
An alternative to cash is gifting appreciated stock. Click here for printable instructions to gift stock.
If you have owned a home, a vacation home, acreage, or a farm for many years, a charitable gift of that real estate can be especially tax-advantageous. Click here for additional and printable information in gifting real estate.
Retirement Plan Assets
Many donors find it advantageous to use their retirement plans for charitable giving purposes. One option to assist you in passing retirement plan assets on to your heirs is to name ACCF as beneficiary of some or all of those assets, and channel other assets to your loved ones. Click here for additional and printable information.
Charitable Lead Trusts
Some donors wish to create a charitable lead trust whereby they designate a payment to ACCF for a specified duration. After the term ends, the principal is paid to the donor or any other non-charitable beneficiary selected. For additional and printable information, click here.
If a previously purchased life insurance policy is no longer needed, it may be desirable to use the insurance policy for charitable gifting. Click here for additional and printable information on gifting life insurance.
A will is a powerful instrument to use as a means of making gifts to ACCF. The various types of bequests are: general, specific, contingent, residuary, and percent. Click here for additional and printable information on bequests.
Life Income Gifts
Some donors choose a Charitable Remainder Trust to fulfill their charitable giving. This instrument allows the donor to receive a fixed or variable annual payment from the trust, with the remainder being paid to the charitable beneficiary following the donor's death. Similarly, a Charitable Gift Annuity allows the donor to receive a fixed annual payment for their lifetime. The residual dollars are paid to ACCF upon the donor's death. Click here for additional and printable information on Life Income Gifts.