You want to steward the resources God has given you well. Thankfully you have many options to help you give to your most important charities and receive your maximum tax benefits at the same time.
Christianity Today offers many flexible non-cash giving opportunities based on your unique needs. You’ll find more information below that can help you give more to the kingdom-focused charities you love.
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What You Can Give to Christianity Today:
Donor-Advised Fund and Family Foundations
A donor-advised fund works like a charitable savings account. You can donate all types of assets, receive an immediate income tax deduction at the time of the donation, and go online to recommend grants at any time.
To start a donor-advised fund (also called a Giving Fund), learn more from our partners at National Christian Foundation (NCF).
Christianity Today’s Tax ID number: 52-0231554
Stocks and Mutual Funds
If you're currently only giving cash to your favorite charities, you have a significant opportunity to avoid capital gains tax and receive a tax deduction at the full value of the stock. You can simply give more away by donating stocks, mutual funds, and other assets.
To donate stock now, download and complete our Stock Transfer Form
IRA Charitable Rollovers and Retirement Funds
If you are 70 1/2 or older, the federal government allows you to give your annual required minimum distribution (or any amount up to $100,000) from your IRA as a tax-free qualified charitable distribution. You can instruct your IRA plan administrator to send your distribution directly to Christianity Today, and you do not need to report the withdrawal as taxable income.
Distribution checks can be sent directly to:
465 Gundersen Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
If you have another retirement fund, such as a 401K or 403B, you may consider the tax savings you'd receive by rolling over that value to a standard IRA and then making a charitable distribution to Christianity Today as outlined above.
You can also add Christianity Today as a beneficiary on your IRA or other retirement funds to be received by our nonprofit ministry at the time of your passing. These gifts avoid federal income and estate taxes and is another way to carry on your legacy.
If Christianity Today is listed as a beneficiary, please let us know so that we can honor your generosity now to our ministry and include you in The 1956 Society. Please contact development director, Cory Whitehead, by email or call 630.384.7223.
Did you know that thousands of companies will match gifts to encourage their employee’s charitable giving and to promote philanthropy?
You may be able to double your generous gift this year to Christianity Today to expand thoughtful Christian journalism and model biblical truth and love through Beautiful Orthodoxy.
If your employer matches gifts and Christianity Today is eligible (CT's Tax ID number is 52-0231554), simply complete your employer's matching gift form either in print or electronically.
Make your gift to Christianity Today by mailing a check or giving online and send your completed matching gift form to:
465 Gundersen Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Christianity Today will take it from there by completing the form, mailing it to your employer, and notifying you when the matching gift arrives.
You can now give most forms of cryptocurrency to Christianity Today for a tax deduction. We’ve partnered with a third-party platform to accept your specific coin safely and securely and then convert it into a currency gift donation for our ministry. For more information, you can contact development director, Cory Whitehead, by email or call 630.384.7223.
Real Estate and Property
We're prepared to help you turn your property into a way to donate more, whether it be your primary residence, rental properties, vacation homes, or other property or land.
You can give real estate before a sale and reduce your taxes dramatically. You can also donate property and continue to live in or manage the property. With both strategies, you’ll reduce your income taxes and give yourself the ability to give more to charity.
With this creative giving solution, you can make your business count for the Kingdom by donating a non-voting interest and still maintain full oversight of the company. This is a great way to multiply your impact for the causes you care about most.