Gift Planning
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How to Give

How to Give

Giving to our cause 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 one of our charities as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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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 charity.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to one of our charities but retain the right to use the property during 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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  • 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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  • Unitrust, Retirement and Special Needs Trusts
    If you are looking for a way to provide for a loved one who has special needs, or defer trust income until retirement, and also make a gift to us, a charitable remainder unitrust and a special needs or retirement trust arrangement could help you achieve your objectives.
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John Cobb Legacy Fund
2358 University Avenue #2189
San Diego, CA 92176
619-468-2292
cobblegacy@ecociv.org

The Institute for Ecological Civilization dba John Cobb Legacy Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Tax ID#: 81-2533082.