Gift Types

There are many options to choose from when giving through the Arizona Community Foundation. A variety of cash and non-cash assets can be donated to benefit our communities today and in the future.

Acceptable Assets

Each of these gift types may be contributed to an existing fund, used to establish a new named fund, or create a lasting legacy for the community when planned now and received after your lifetime.

Cash

The simplest gift to give. You can donate cash via check, ACH, or credit card.

The simplest gift to give. You can donate cash via check, ACH, or credit card.

Stocks | Bonds | Mutual Funds

Shares of stock, bonds, or mutual funds that you transfer to an ACF fund prior to sale may be eligible for a fair market value deduction and avoid capital gains tax.

Shares of stock, bonds, or mutual funds that you transfer to an ACF fund prior to sale may be eligible for a fair market value deduction and avoid capital gains tax.

Business Interests

Incorporate charitable giving into your business succession plan through a gift of C Corp, S Corp*, LLC, or LP business interests. You may give all or a portion of your interests to an ACF fund and become eligible to receive a fair market value deduction and avoid capital gains tax on the gifted portion.

Incorporate charitable giving into your business succession plan through a gift of C Corp, S Corp*, LLC, or LP business interests. You may give all or a portion of your interests to an ACF fund and become eligible to receive a fair market value deduction and avoid capital gains tax on the gifted portion.

Real Estate

Real estate can be gifted in full or in part to an ACF fund. When the property is liquidated, the gifted portion is eligible for a fair market value deduction and avoids capital gains tax.

Real estate can be gifted in full or in part to an ACF fund. When the property is liquidated, the gifted portion is eligible for a fair market value deduction and avoids capital gains tax.

Life Estate

Give your personal residence, ranch or farm to an ACF fund, occupy the residence or land without disruption, and receive an income tax charitable deduction for the present value of the remainder interest. After your passing, ACF will liquidate the property tax-free and all proceeds go to charity.

Give your personal residence, ranch or farm to an ACF fund, occupy the residence or land without disruption, and receive an income tax charitable deduction for the present value of the remainder interest. After your passing, ACF will liquidate the property tax-free and all proceeds go to charity.

Life Insurance Policies

Leverage small dollars for big impact by giving or naming ACF as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. By gifting an existing or new policy, along with gifts to cover premium payments, you may be eligible for current year income tax deductions. By including ACF on a beneficiary designation, you can remove value from your estate and transform small annual premiums into a significant legacy gift.

Leverage small dollars for big impact by giving or naming ACF as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. By gifting an existing or new policy, along with gifts to cover premium payments, you may be eligible for current year income tax deductions. By including ACF on a beneficiary designation, you can remove value from your estate and transform small annual premiums into a significant legacy gift.

Retirement Account Assets

Double taxation on retirement plan withdrawals decreases their value for your heirs. Consider naming ACF as the beneficiary of your retirement accounts and handing down lower-tax assets to heirs. By doing so, they can potentially avoid taxes while you leave a legacy for your community.

Double taxation on retirement plan withdrawals decreases their value for your heirs. Consider naming ACF as the beneficiary of your retirement accounts and handing down lower-tax assets to heirs. By doing so, they can potentially avoid taxes while you leave a legacy for your community.

Charitable Trusts & Annuities

Charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, or several types of charitable remainder trusts can be created in partnership with ACF, providing potential tax savings, a significant charitable gift, as well as income for either a charity or family members.

Charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, or several types of charitable remainder trusts can be created in partnership with ACF, providing potential tax savings, a significant charitable gift, as well as income for either a charity or family members.

Virtual Currency

Virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, may be gifted to ACF for liquidation into a charitable fund.

Virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, may be gifted to ACF for liquidation into a charitable fund.

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Why Consider Donating Non-Cash Assets?

93%

Estimates suggest that 93% of wealth is held in assets other than cash. This represents immense potential for charitable impact.

Tax Benefits

Avoid capital gains taxes on highly appreciated assets to lower your tax burden while increasing the amount available to support your community.

Charitable Deduction

Gifted assets are eligible for charitable income tax deductions at fair market value in the year when you make the gift.

Long-Term Giving

Non-cash gifts to an ACF donor advised fund can be invested and endowed, providing more time for you to make key charitable decisions.

Find out if you're eligible

ACF's expert staff can partner with you and your advisors to donate a non-cash asset prior to liquidation, maximizing your giving potential while minimizing your tax liability. Contact Amber Ramirez to learn more.

ACF's expert staff can partner with you and your advisors to donate a non-cash asset prior to liquidation, maximizing your giving potential while minimizing your tax liability. Contact Amber Ramirez to learn more.

Giving Non-Cash Assets

Christy, Daryl Burton make historic gift

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ACF donors Daryl and Christy Burton.
As we developed our strategy for a signficiant business transaction related to our company's real estate holdings, we considered how the transaction could be used to advance our philanthropic impact and engaged ACF to achieve these dual goals.

Christy Burton

Co-Founder, Burton Family Foundation

Giving Non-Cash Assets

Maximizing charitable & tax benefits

Photo of ACF donors Rita and Peter Thomas.
When I was in the process of selling my business, I worked with my CPA and ACF to donate a portion of my business prior to sale. In doing so, I was able to make a larger gift to my family's ACF fund, and through it, to the community.

Peter Thomas

Social Entrepreneur and Fund Advisor for the Todd Thomas Foundation