This is the simplest way to contribute. Most gifts are made by check or credit card. Gifts in honor of a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary are always thoughtful gifts. Those in memory of a loved one are a special tribute as well. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match, or even double or triple match, charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your employer, your spouse’s employer or even the company from which you retired.
A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. Please consult your attorney about how to prepare the bequest. To notify us of your bequest, please use the form at this link: Deferred Gift Form.
Stocks, bonds, mutual funds
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift. This type of gift will be handled by on our behalf by Advanced Planning Solutions in Redondo Beach, but first call 310-831-0603 x224 to make arrangements. You may want to consult your legal or tax advisor as you plan your gift.
Life insurance policies
If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making it a gift to Harbor Interfaith. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults. To include Harbor Interfaith Services as a beneficiary, please please consult your attorney.
Business or partnership interests
A business owner can give assets to his or her beneficiaries that will continue to appreciate while effectively removing the value of the assets and the future appreciation from the estate. To transfer business or partnership interests, please consult your attorney.
Retirement plan assets, IRAs
Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to Harbor Interfaith. This type of gift will be handled by on our behalf by Advanced Planning Solutions in Redondo Beach, but first call 310-831-0603 x224 to make arrangements. You may want to consult your legal or tax advisor as you plan your gift.
Your real property may be given to Harbor Interfaith by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property. Your gift will generally be based on the property’s fair market value, which would be established by an independent appraisal. To transfer real estate, please consult your attorney.