We pride ourselves on our flexibility and expertise in helping you develop a philanthropic solution that fits your goals. Are you considering opening a fund at the JCF but are not sure what type of gift to make? Here are a few options you may consider:

Making a Gift Today

When you make a gift now, you can see the results of your generosity now, during your lifetime. The following are ways by which you do so:

Gifts of Cash, Securities and In-Kind Gifts

Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a cheque or authorizing a charge on your credit card. It is hassle-free. A gift of cash will generate a tax receipt in the year it is given.

Gifts of publicly traded securities, bonds or real estate may be made to the JCF and a tax receipt will be issued for the fair market value of the gift at the time of the donation. For gifts of securities, you may also benefit from tax savings as the potential capital gains tax is now eliminated.

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Making a deferred Gift

When you make a deferred gift, you can incur significant tax advantages for your estate while leaving a lasting legacy for future generations:

Life Insurance

You may purchase a new policy and name the JCF as owner and beneficiary or choose to transfer an existing policy you no longer need and name the JCF as owner or beneficiary. This will allow you to create a significant legacy at a modest cost.

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Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a tax-saving alternative for people who want to make a gift but are concerned with current income. It offers the donor lifetime income along with substantial, immediate tax savings. After your life, the property in the trust is transferred to the charity of your choice.

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A bequest is a flexible gift. With a bequest, you maintain control and use your assets during your lifetime while also preserving the ability to make modifications to your future gift. You can structure a bequest to leave a specified dollar amount, a percentage, or the residue of your estate in your Will. The estate will receive a tax deduction. Most importantly, because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your gift at any time if need be.

These descriptions are informational only and do not constitute legal or tax advice as to how a specific gift vehicle will impact you. Always consult your professional advisors.