In a statement on May 25, 2022, Vermont Community Foundation President and CEO Dan Smith emphasized the need for gun control policy in response to the major mass shooting incidents that occurred last month. The Insight Hub researched the topic of gun control, and the following article is a result.
According to a Federal Reserve study, only 19 percent of transactions were made with cash in 2020, down seven points from the year before. But when it comes to philanthropy, the cash-is-king mindset is still strong.
So strong that some donors are missing out on an opportunity to give non-cash assets like real estate, publicly-traded stock, and retirement accounts such as IRAs. Moreover, this type of donation can result in a bigger gift for the recipient and a better tax deduction for the donor.
IN THIS BRIEF, DISCOVER:
- A detailed description of giving non-cash assets directly to charities, including the Vermont Community Foundation
- Four real-life scenarios to ground your understanding of the concept:
- Giving with stock
- Giving with real estate
- Giving with a family business
- Giving with retirement funds