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Planned Giving

Automate Planned Giving with Food for the Hungry

Welcome! We're delighted you stopped by to explore how Food for the Hungry can help with your charitable giving plans. Here you can see the process for giving a non-cash item. You'll also find guidance for structuring gifts through wills, trusts, business interests, gift annuities or retirement plans. We're here to serve you, whether you're thinking about how to give wisely, or you're ready to put a planned gift in place.

Where Would You Like to Begin?

Think First, Then Give

Prepare your mind and heart as you make legacy arrangements.

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Ways to Support FH

See what assets you can give learn wise ways to give them.

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Craft Your Legacy

Make ending poverty in someone's life be part of your legacy.

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Gifts From Your Retirement Account

A gift of your retirement assets (e.g. IRA, 401k, 403b, pension), can be an excellent way to support the ministry of Food for the Hungry. Most people who have saved retirement assets do not completely use them up during their lifetime. The unused portion of your retirement savings will likely account for a significant portion of your estate. So it represents a significant opportunity for giving either now or once you no longer need them.

Making Current Gifts - the IRA Charitable Rollover — making current gifts from your retirement account

If you are over age 71, consider the advantages of having some of your IRA's required minimum distribution go towards your giving this year. Click here to see how an IRA Charitable Rollover might be smarter than giving cash - and it's easy too!

Making Gifts Later

Retirement Assets may be ideal to give once you no longer need them.

Did you know that your heirs may lose 30%-60% of your retirement asset's value to taxes when transferred at death? Out of all your assets, it's the retirement assets that will probably be taxed the most when they pass to family heirs. So, if you plan to be charitable in your legacy arrangements, why not gift to your heirs other assets, assets that receive a step up in basis (such as real estate and stock) and give the retirement assets to your favorite charities? As a qualified charity, Food for the Hungry is not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets. So we can pour 100% of the asset into bringing transformation to the most vulnerable.

Help end hunger later with a gift from these retirement assets after you no longer need them!

Arranging a Legacy Gift from your Retirement Account

It's very easy! You can arrange to gift any portion of your retirement account assets that remain at your death. Simply ask your retirement plan administrator for a "beneficiary designation form" or complete it from their website. Complete and submit that simple form and it's all taken care of.

By designating Food for the Hungry as beneficiary, the outstanding income tax on it will be avoided, plus your estate may benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

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