9 creative ways to meet your giving goalsWritten by SAFE
As you think about your giving goals for the rest of 2022, know that SAFE offers creative ways to increase your impact without cutting into your cash. It’s called planned giving, and there are many options to learn about!
1. Stocks and mutual funds
Donating stocks and appreciated securities is a tried and-true tax strategy that can benefit you and your family! If you itemize, and your gift qualifies, you can claim a charitable deduction. Learn more at at safeaustin.org/stocks.
2. Donor-advised funds
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle that provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to grant funds to charities of your choice. It’s incredibly easy to designate your DAF gifts to SAFE. Visit safeaustin.org/dafs to learn more.
3. Retirement distributions and QCDs
SAFE supporters who are 70.5 years old or older can maximize their impact with our mission, and maximize their personal savings with a tax-free gift from your IRA.
A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a direct transfer of funds from your Individual Retirement Account, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year, if certain rules are met. Learn more at safeaustin.org/qcd.
4. Crypto currency
SAFE now accepts cryptocurrency. Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support your favorite cause.
You can donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, ChainLink, Litecoin, and more. Visit safeaustin.org/crypto.
5. Needed supplies
Donating your or your company’s goods or services is a much needed gift at SAFE. They are called “gifts in kind” and many times it can provide a tax credit if you itemize.
For a list of items or services needed at SAFE, visit safeaustin.org/gifts-in-kind.
6. Workplace match
Does your company match your charitable giving? Every year thousands of dollars of
charitable contributions that are eligible for a workplace match are left unutilized.
Check if your company matches your gifts to SAFE by clicking here safeaustin.org/workplacematch.
7. Bequests and legacy gifts
Designating SAFE as a beneficiary in your will or trust (sometimes called a bequest) is a simple way to commit to our cause—and it will not affect your cash flow during your lifetime. Learn more at safeaustin.org/bequests.
8. Monthly giving
You can support survivors of abuse every month of the year. You choose the amount that works for you.
Your monthly donation directly supports people in need and helps fund critical, life-saving services. Know you’re making a difference every single day—join today! Visit safeaustin.org/givemonthly to learn more.
Gifting cash is an easy way to receive an immediate tax benefit. You can mail a check to SAFE at P.O. Box 19454 Austin, TX 78760 or easily make a gift online at safeaustin.org/cash.
Questions about giving to SAFE? Contact our Development Office at 512-927-4757 or firstname.lastname@example.org