You can make your greatest impact for the gospel this year — and enjoy some benefits on your 2023 taxes!
Avoid hassles later by planning ahead — here are key dates for tax-smart giving strategies you don’t want to miss …
Homes, rentals, land, buildings, farmland and more can be used to help support your favorite Cru ministries and missionaries. Getting started is easy — visit crufoundation.org/realestate and contact us by November 1 to begin.
Did you know the Great Commission Donor Advised Fund (GCDAF) has ZERO administrative fees and lower-cost investment options?
A donor-advised fund is a convenient hub for all your charitable giving. You can transfer assets now — like cash, stock, real estate and even crypto-currency — to meet tax deadlines. And then recommend grants to your church, Cru or other charities at a time convenient for you.
You can get your account up and running quickly here — we recommend starting by November 28. Then fund your account with a check postmarked by December 31 or a gift of stock (see below).
Fill out an application or find more information at crufoundation.org/GCDAF.
—> Have a donor-advised fund with another provider and looking to make a switch? The process is relatively simple! Contact us for more information.
Avoid taxes by donating stocks and the proceeds can go into your donor-advised fund or directly to your favorite Cru missionaries and ministries! We recommend initiating transfers with your broker by November 28.* Learn more about the stock gift benefits at crufoundation.org/stock.
Use the Stock Directive to ensure a smooth transfer to Cru.
*Mutual funds may take additional time for your broker to process. Please contact us for more details.
A simple and reliable way to receive quarterly fixed payments for life and help share the love of Jesus! Your check will need to be in the mail with the state-specific application, dated and postmarked by December 31 to qualify for 2023 tax purposes.
Find more information at crufoundation.org/CGA or contact our office by December 1.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (also known as a charitable rollover)
A Qualified Charitable Distribution is a direct transfer from your traditional IRA to Cru that doesn’t
add a penny to your taxable income. Beginning at age 70½, you may transfer up to $100,000 annually.
At age 73, the amount you give may count toward your required minimum distribution.* We recommend contacting your IRA custodian by December 1 to initiate the gift. Find popular IRA custodian contact information and other helpful details at crufoundation.org/QCD.
Use our QCD Directive to put your gift to work quickly.
*Check with your professional advisor for how much of your QCD will qualify for your RMD.
End-of-Year Tax Deductions
With the end of the year just around the corner, now is the time to be more strategic than ever to make a significant impact for Christ and capture important tax benefits in 2023!
Cru Foundation wants to help you support your favorite Cru ministries and missionaries in tax-strategic ways. We can help you leverage your resources to share the gospel with more people and see more lives transformed.
Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-449-5454. We are here to answer your questions!