2021 Year-End Giving Opportunities

You can make your greatest impact for the gospel this year—and enjoy some benefits on your 2021 taxes (that may not be available next year!).
To find out more about the CARES Act and the changes that may be relevant to you in your current situation, visit crufoundation.org/cares-act. Or click the button below to download a Guide to the 2021 Giving Season.

Time is running out. Avoid hassles later by planning ahead—here are four key dates for tax-smart giving strategies you’ll want to mark on your calendar today …

November 1

Gifts of Real Estate

Do you own real estate that is no longer needed for its original purpose or income production? Donating it to support Cru® may be a great option for you—and it will certainly help to share Jesus and build disciples in wonderful ways! To find out more information, click here or the link above. To get started, request our questionnaire by November 1, and return it to Cru Foundation with supporting documents by November 10.

November 29

Opening a Great Commission Donor Advised Fund

Did you know our Great Commission Donor Advised Fund (GCDAF) has ZERO administrative fees and lower-cost investment options? Click the link above for more information!

To get started, fill out an application and establish a Fund with a check postmarked by December 31 or with a gift of stock (gifts of mutual funds should be initiated by November 29, but you can establish a GCDAF through December 31).

—> Have a donor-advised fund with another provider and looking to make a switch? The process is relatively simple!

  1. Open a new Fund at Cru Foundation by filling out an application.
  2. Advise your current DAF provider to make a liquidating grant to Cru Foundation (info below), named to the new DAF name.
  3. Inform Cru Foundation of the grant.

Information you will need to advise a transfer to the Fund:

Grants should be made to
The Great Commission Foundation of Campus Crusade for Christ DBA The Cru Foundation
100 Lake Hart Dr #3600
Orlando, FL 32832  
TIN – 95-2814920


Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or mutual funds, is an easy and tax-effective way to make a gift to Cru. For more details, click the link above. To get started, download a Stock Notification Form, return the completed form to us, and then work with your broker to make the gift of stock early to ensure it is received by December 31. Mutual funds can take additional time, and the custodian might have specific requirements. We recommend starting the process no later than November 30!

December 3

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is a gift made to Cru that can provide you with a secure source of fixed income for life. For more details, click the link above. To get started, request a CGA illustration. Your check will need to be in the mail with an application, dated and postmarked by December 31 to qualify for 2020 tax purposes.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (also known as a charitable rollover)

Required minimum distributions are back in 2021, but if you’re at least 70 1⁄2, you can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA to your favorite Cru ministries or missionaries without adding a penny to your taxable income. If you are 72 or above, the amount you decide to give will typically count toward your required minimum distribution (up to $100,000). For details and contact information for some of the larger IRA custodians, click the link above!

Custodians can take a couple of weeks to get a check or stock gift completed, especially at the end of the year. Contact us by December 3 to help with the process. Or, if you are ready to make your gift now, contact your IRA custodian for instructions on how to make a “qualified charitable distribution”. You can make the gift through December 31. You will need to provide the following information about us:

Cru Foundation
100 Lake Hart Dr., Dept. 3600
Orlando, FL 32832
Cru Foundation Tax ID: 95-2814920.
For proper handling, please notify Cru Foundation of your gift.

December 31

End-of-Year Tax Deductions

With the end of the year just around the corner, act now to make a significant impact for Christ and benefit from important tax deductions for your family in 2021!

2021 could be the year you make your greatest kingdom impact—and enjoy a lower tax bill! But you must act quickly to make the most of each of these wise stewardship opportunities. Contact us by email at info@crufoundation.org or by phone at 800-449-5454. We are here to answer your questions!