Ways to Give
Thank you for your interest in establishing a fund with the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro. You may make a gift of almost any size, either during your lifetime or through a bequest. The Foundation offers flexible vehicles to meet your charitable objectives, accommodating individuals of modest means as well as those with substantial wealth. Every gift is one of consequence to the Jewish people. Scroll down to learn more.
Contact the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro Director Susan R. Gutterman
Please note that the net proceeds will be credited to the Donor’s fund less any transaction fees incurred.
Types of Funds
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Lead Trusts
Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowments
Lion of Judah Endowments (LOJE)
Life Insurance Gifts
These enable you to make a substantial future endowment gift through tax deductible premium payments. For example you can:
You name the Foundation as owner and beneficiary of your existing policy. When you make your gift, you are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction that may be sizable, and the policy proceeds will be payable to the Foundation.
You purchase a new policy and name the Foundation as owner and beneficiary. You make deductible contributions to the Foundation that the Foundation may use to pay the premiums.
You name the Foundation as beneficiary of you policy and retain ownership. The proceeds may be included in your taxable estate but can be offset with a charitable tax deduction.
The Foundation will use the policy proceeds for purposes that you specify.
Wills and Living Trusts
IRA Charitable Rollover
Donor Advised Philanthropic Funds
Support causes of your choice that fall within the mission of the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro.
Establish a fund with a gift of $10,000 or more; the assets in the fund will grow tax-free. Funds can be established with a variety of assets. Your family and friends may contribute as well.
Support causes of your choice. Our online fund management tool, DonorCentral, allows you to make recommended grants effortlessly to almost any charitable organization—Jewish or secular, local or global.
Perfect for generational generosity. Appoint your children or grandchildren to make grants on your behalf now, or as your successor, enabling your family's future generations to carry on the tradition of tzedakah and contributing your legacy that you established.
A tax-smart charitable giving account, the fund streamlines your giving and is not subject to excise taxes on investment income. Make a contribution now, maximizing your tax benefit. Choose beneficiaries at your own pace.
Deposit money for future giving so you don't have to dip into retirement savings. Consider setting up a fund while working and make donations from it during retirement when income is fixed or significantly less.
Donor Advised Funds
A Donor Advised Fund is a named fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro that is invested with the rest of the Foundation’s assets and managed by a professional financial advisor. You sign a simple agreement with the Foundation and transfer assets—either cash or stock. When you wish to make charitable distributions in the amount of $100 or more, you recommend the donations through the Foundation, and we handle the rest. You receive quarterly statements and copies of all transactions.
There are many reasons to open a Donor Advised Fund:
If you give to multiple organizations, you no longer have to worry about tracking those gift receipts for tax purposes. The only thing you need to give your accountant is the receipt for your gift to the Foundation.
Control the Timing of Your Gifts
If you are ready to make a charitable gift and receive the tax deduction now but want to defer your gifts to your favorite organizations, we can help. You can give your gift to the Foundation today, invest it with the Foundation’s assets, and then have the flexibility to recommend distributions to charities when you are ready.
Save on Capital Gains Taxes
When you contribute long-term appreciated stocks or mutual fund shares directly to your Fund, you pay no capital gains taxes when the assets are sold.
Show Jewish Support
Your gifts are clearly designated as coming from your Donor Advised Fund. Because your fund is held at the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro, you will show Jewish support of the general community every time you make a gift to a secular organization.
Engage your Family in Philanthropy
You can designate your children as Successor Advisors to make recommendations for distributions from your Fund so that they can continue your legacy of giving.