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 …

November 1

Gifts of Real Estate

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.

November 28

Opening 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 — 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.

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 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.

December 1

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 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.

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!