Ways to Give
There are many ways you can make charitable contributions to Christian Church Homes and invest in its mission and its future.
Cash donations, weather by check, credit card, or electronic transfer, are the easiest way for most donors to give to CCH.
A pledge allows you to make a contribution on a set schedule over an extended period of time, usually several months to a few years. This enables you to commit to an amount larger than you might otherwise be able to make within a one-year time frame. The Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship has the ability to accommodate pledge payment schedules suiting most circumstances.
Appreciated Securities (such as stocks)
Stocks and bonds are a tax-wise way to make contributions. You may be able to make a larger donation than with cash and these donations usually provide savings on capital gains taxes. Depending upon your individual tax situation, you will most likely receive an income tax deduction for full fair market value. Be sure to discuss this type of donation with your financial advisor or broker.
A donation of real estate may be beneficial to both CCH and you as the donor. In order to continue our mission, CCH will consider on a case-by-case basis accepting the gift of a home, vacation property, condominium, apartment complex, undeveloped land, or other real estate.
Paid Up Life Insurance
Donors who own paid up life insurance policies no longer needed for their original purpose may donate the policy by transferring ownership to the Christian Church Homes. Generally, the donor is entitled to an income tax deduction for the cash surrender value. Discuss this option with your insurance agent.
Wills, Trusts and Planned Giving
Please include Christian Church Homes in your estate plans. The three most popular options include:
- Stipulating a specific amount to be directed to Christian Church Homes.
- Stipulating a percentage of your estate to be directed to CCH.
- Designating the “reminder” portion of your estate that is left over when all other obligations and provisions have been addressed.
For document preparation, please use the legal title of Christian Church Homes. Trained financial advisors can provide you with additional estate planning options that are appropriate for your individual situation. Be sure to contact your attorney or financial advisor to discuss any impacts a charitable contribution may have on your taxes and estate.
For more information or to discuss any donation, contact the Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship at (510) 746-4107.