There Are Many Ways to Give
There are numerous ways to make a gift to the Church or one of its institutions. You may give cash or any of a number of other assets. You may wish to make a gift now, or you may want to consider planning a gift for the future.
LDS Philanthropies, along with your family's professional advisors, can help you determine a course that best fits your situation.
For information on making a major gift, or on estate planning, call LDS Philanthropies at 800-525-8074 or email us.
If you have named a Church institution as a beneficiary of your will, trust, or insurance policy - you can inform the recipient here.
Things I Can Give Other Than Cash
Your gift of securities, real estate, or other assets can make a meaningful difference in someone else's life with potential tax benefits.
Testamentary Giving Tools
A carefully prepared will or living trust as part of your estate plan is one of your estate plan is one of the best ways to ensure that your heirs are provided for in the way that you intend. It is also one of the simplest ways to make a gift while keeping all your assets available during life in case your circumstances and needs change. Your professional advisors and our professional staff can assist you in the preparation of the appropriate documents.
Split-Interest Giving Tools
Often referred to as a gift that gives back, split-interest gifts can be an integral part of your overall financial plan. Each can provide income tax and estate tax advantages. The life income stream to you or your loved ones can be tailored to your individual needs. Our professional staff can answer questions about drafting documents, choosing a trustee, and determining what assets are appropriate for use in each type of split-interest gift.
Family-Directed Giving Tools
Family-directed giving tools provide unique opportunities for you and your family to gather together to decided on giving opportunities now and in the furture. With planning now, you can create a fund or a foundation that will allow you to teach your children as you participate together in directing gifts to causes that matter most to you. These giving tools are unique; they can exist in perpetuity governed by your values.