Types of Gifts

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Charitable Gift Annuities
A Charitable Gift Annuity is a simple, secure arrangement that benefits Samaritan’s Purse, provides an income to you and/or a loved one, and offers substantial tax benefits. Learn More →

Stock and Mutual Fund Giving
Did you know appreciated stocks, mutual funds, and bonds in a taxable investment portfolio can be transferred directly to Samaritan’s Purse as taxwise gifts to support Kingdom work? Learn More →

IRA and Retirement Account Giving
Designating a ministry as the recipient of your Required Minimum Distribution from your retirement account offers a number of tax advantages. Learn More →

Personal Property
Did you know that Samaritan’s Purse accepts gifts of personal property? These types of gifts may include items such as jewelry, recent-model smartphones, game systems, cars, boats, coin collections and more. Learn More →

Real Estate Gifts
Properties that can be given to Samaritan’s Purse include personal residences, vacation homes, commercial property or land. Learn More →

Beneficiary Designations
One of the simplest ways to leave a gift in your estate to Samaritan’s Purse—without re-writing your will—is by naming our ministry a beneficiary of your IRA/retirement account or life-insurance policy. Learn More →

Asset-Based Giving
With a little planning, the tax burden when liquidating appreciated assets—such as real estate—can usually be reduced or eliminated if you include charitable giving as part of the plan. Learn More →

Sale of a Business
The sale of your business can yield funds that will have an eternal impact through the work of Samaritan’s Purse. Learn More →

Crops and Livestock
Many farmers and ranchers are using their crops and livestock to invest in a spiritual harvest. Learn More →

Charitable Trusts
A charitable trust allows you to bless a ministry you care about while still providing an income for you or your heirs. With a charitable lead trust, money is paid first to the ministry of your choice for a specified amount of time. Then, at the end of the trust period, the balance goes to a designated beneficiary. A charitable remainder trust reverses that order, paying your heirs first.

Donor Advised Funds
One of the simplest ways to give real estate, stocks, mutual funds or commodities is through a Donor Advised Fund. This is an account you create with a local community foundation of your choice (or we can recommend) for the purpose of setting aside money or assets, receiving immediate tax benefits, and allowing you the flexibility to distribute gifts over time. It’s like having your own charitable giving account.