Planned Giving
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How to Give

How to Give

Giving to the National Academies can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Bequest
    You designate the National Academies as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    An IRA Charitable Rollover allows a donor 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to the National Academies in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Donor Advised Funds
    You fund a DAF and make charitable gift recommendations during your lifetime. When you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain Sale
    We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to the National Academies.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to the National Academies but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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  • Blended Gifts
    There are many combination gift options that can make your giving go farther than a simple gift of cash or property.
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