Although it’s most common, giving cash isn’t your only option. At the Kansas Methodist Foundation, you can support your church and favorite causes through many kinds of gifts.
A gift of cash is one of the easiest ways to support your church’s endowment, KMF, and other organizations.
Stock & appreciated assets
Transferring appreciated assets like stocks, bonds, or real estate to KMF lets you donate what you would typically pay in capital gains.
If you are 70 1/2 years old or older and have a Traditional IRA, you can give directly to your church through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). This means you’re giving the pre-tax amount, which can add up to a much bigger gift. An IRA is also great asset to give to your church upon your death.
Designated Beneficiary Gifts
By naming your church, KMF, or another charitable organization as a beneficiary on your retirement, investments, or life insurance policy, you can gift a portion or the full benefit of the policy.
Farmers can donate grain (pre-sale) directly to a church/charity by assigning ownership to Kansas Methodist Foundation.
Life income gifts
Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Unitrusts through KMF provide income throughout your lifetime, with the remainder supporting the ministries you care about after you’re gone.