Charitable Giving Definitions
These are gifts of cash, stocks and securities, real estate and/or tangible personal property.
Charitable Gift Annuity:
Guarantees income for life at a secure and fixed rate of return with immediate and future tax benefits.
This legal document dictates how to distribute your property after your death. Without it, the law of your state determines your estate’s outcome.
You control the distribution of your estate (property and assets) that is transferred into the trust. If you are the trustee, a successor trustee is named to distribute the assets upon your death.
Charitable Trust Agreements:
These legal agreements designate a trustee to administer the transfer of cash and securities from a person(s) for their benefit prior to, and in some cases, after their death. Trust agreements can provide income to you and your loved ones for the rest of your life and help plan for the future. Types of charitable trust agreements include: Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust, Charitable Remainder UniTrust, and Charitable Lead Trust.
Retained Life Estate:
A retained life estate is a gift plan defined by federal tax law that allows you to donate your home, ranch, or any other real estate property to a charitable organization, while retaining the right to live in it for the rest of your life.
A bargain sale is an attractive option for individuals who would like to make a gift of property to Mercy Foundation/Mercy Medical Center, but who also need income from the property and an offsetting income tax deduction.
Better known as an advised fund, a Mercy Partner Fund allows a donor who contributes $10,000 or more to enter long-term, advisory relationships with Mercy Foundation. We will solicit advice on which of our projects you would like to fund.
Mercy Foundation's ability to help make stable, compassionate health care widely available in our community is dependent on the goodwill and support of individual citizens, businesses, and other foundations.
When you give to the Mercy Foundation, you may choose to designate how your gift is used, directing it to a specific fund, project, or future use. Gifts may be made in honor of loved ones and friends.