2023 Year-End Giving Opportunities

Download your Guide to the 2023 Giving Season!
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 …

Starting Now

Simplify your giving with a Great Commission Donor Advised Fund

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 and then fund your account with a check 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.

December 1

Gifts of Mutual Funds

Avoid taxes by donating mutual funds directly to Cru or a Great Commission DAF account. Proprietary mutual fund transfers should be initiated by December 1. Use our Stock Directive to ensure a smooth transfer.

Charitable Gift Annuity

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 29* 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.

December 15

Gifts of Stock

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 December 15. Learn more about the stock gift benefits at crufoundation.org/stock.

Use the Stock Directive to ensure a smooth transfer to Cru.

December 31

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 info@crufoundation.org or by phone at 800-449-5454. We are here to answer your questions!

*Important note: Post offices and banks will be closed on Sunday, December 31, 2023. We recommend you ensure all of your gifts are postmarked by USPS or wired no later than Friday, December 29. Some local post offices may be open on Saturday, December 30, 2023.