ADVANCED GIVING OPTIONS
Planned giving is the process of donating planned gifts. A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. It can also be referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. Planned giving is a way to support SIRE by enabling philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts than they would make from ordinary income. Some planned gifts provide life-long income to the recipient. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charities and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or maximize the benefit to the donor’s estate. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away.
Check with your company prior to giving to SIRE. As a donor, you may be able to double your contribution to SIRE with the help of your employer. Employee Matching Gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Some companies may also give grants or gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts.
Guidelines and amounts vary with each company. Check with your Human Resources department or contact SIRE for more information about matching gifts. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers to request a corporate match.
GIFTS OF STOCKS AND BONDS
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Benefits of gifts of stocks and bonds:
- Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock
- Receive a charitable income tax deduction
- Further SIRE’s mission today