Donors tell us making gifts and donations to a favorite charity is one of life’s greatest joys. By planning your tithing and charitable giving, you can make your dollars go further than they would by simply writing a check. Mennonite Foundation (an affiliate of Everence) can help.
Establishing a will
No matter how large or how small your estate, a will should be one of your first acts of stewardship. It is your chance to care for those you love: your family, your friends, and your church.
Donor advised fund
At Mennonite Foundation, we know how supporting a favorite charity can be one of life’s greatest joys. Our donor advised fund is a unique, flexible and accessible way for you to make a difference – and receive tax benefits.
A legacy at your death
Support for church and charitable causes is a natural part of life for those who believe in the biblical concept of stewardship. A bequest plan with Mennonite Foundation, an Affiliate of Everence, can help you witness to your faith even after your death and may also help you reduce estate and inheritance taxes.
Gifts of stock
Many people who own stocks or shares in mutual funds have watched the value of their investments increase. But now they face a problem – how to turn their investments into cash without losing a large portion of their gains to taxes. One answer is to donate all or a portion of your investment to charity. Mennonite Foundation, an affiliate of Everence, can help.
Gifts of real estate
Giving a charitable gift of real estate is an option for owners of farmland, commercial or residential rental property, or vacant investment land.
Farming presents special opportunities to make donations to charity and reduce your taxes. You can give gifts of grain, livestock – even honey. Not only do charities benefit, but you can deduct the cost of production and you may qualify for other tax benefits as well. Give more with our help.
Give an IRA
If you have a traditional IRA, you already know it can be a powerful vehicle for accumulating tax-deferred savings. But did you know that by donating it to charity at your death, you can avoid paying substantial taxes that would be due?
Life income plans
A life income plan from Mennonite Foundation - an Affiliate of Everence, allows you to make a gift to charity and get income from the assets you donate. How do we do it? We invest the proceeds from your gift as long as you are living.
Charitable lead trust
A charitable lead trust is a unique tool that allows you to use an income-producing asset to support charity and save taxes, but still allows you to retain the asset principal yourself or pass it on to those you care about.
Family endowment funds
Charitable giving can become a family activity with a family endowment fund administered by Mennonite Foundation (an affiliate of Everence). Because such a fund is established for the long term, it can involve multiple generations of family members - and charities enjoy long-term support.
Giving through life insurance
Life insurance is a practical and affordable way for you to do more than you may have thought possible. Gifts of $50,000, $100,000, $500,000 and even more are within reach. Donors no longer need to accumulate great wealth to make substantial and meaningful gifts.
Giving in community
By creating a charitable giving community, individual donors can make affordable contributions to a common donor advised fund that add up to a much larger whole over a period of time. They can also create a regular forum that creates a close-knit community and helps to build more effective Christian stewards.
A gift annuity through Mennonite Foundation, an Affilate of Everence, is a great way to help your favorite charities while securing your future. It’s a gift that provides you with guaranteed payments for life and frees you from managing funds that you intend to eventually give away.