Charitable Gift Annuity

Gifts That Pay You Income

There's a way for you to support Americares and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity. 

With a charitable gift annuity you agree to make a gift to benefit Americares and in return, you (and someone else, if you choose) are paid a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life. The balance is used to support our work.

This type of donation can provide you with regular payments for life and allow Americares to further our mission. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits depending on how you fund your gift.

If you fund your gift annuity with cash or appreciated property, you qualify for a federal income tax deduction if you itemize. In addition, you can minimize capital gains taxes when you fund your gift with appreciated property.

And now, you can fund your gift using your IRA assets. If you are 70½ and older, you can make a one-time election of up to $50,000 to fund a gift annuity. While your gift does not qualify for an income tax deduction, it does escape income tax liability on the transfer and count toward all or part of your required minimum distributions.

Gifts That Pay

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Deferred Gift Annuities: Plan Now, Benefit Later.

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Payments for Life

Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity in our FREE guide Charitable Gift Annuities: Gifts That Give Back.

An Example of How It Works

Swanson For more than a decade, Dr. John Swanson, an acclaimed engineer and successful entrepreneur, has been a strong Americares supporter. He has always been impressed with our efficiency and the "return on investment."

When he and his wife, Janet, thought about what they wanted their legacy to be, Americares was an early choice. The Swansons recently established a charitable gift annuity with Americares that provides them with stable, guaranteed income for the rest of their lives.

"It matters to us that this philanthropic investment will ultimately help save the lives of people who lack the basic medicines they need to survive," John Swanson said.

It's part of their strategy to give the remainder of their estate to charity, after providing for their three sons.

"It's time to give back," John Swanson said. "Our children have all that they need, and you can't take it with you."

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Karen Malner at 203.658.9596 or 800.486.4357, Ext. 596 or PlannedGiving@Americares.org for additional information on charitable gift annuities or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating an annuity with Americares.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Americares in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Americares Foundation, Inc.
Address: 88 Hamilton Avenue Stamford, CT 06902
Federal tax ID number: 06-1008595

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