• Impact our future
    through gift planning

    • Provide Vital Community Support
    • Enjoy Tax Benefits
    • Contribute to a Bright Future

Planned Giving

IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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Charitable Remainder
Unitrust

You may be concerned about the high cost of capital gains tax with the sale of an appreciated asset. A charitable remainder unitrust might offer the solutions you need!

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Legacy Society

The Legacy Society celebrates those who have made a lasting commitment to the Greater Huntsville area through their estate plan. Your planned gift, multiplied with the gifts of other generous individuals and families, will make our great community even better for generations to come.

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Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville that will make a lasting impact.

Charitable Bequest
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Benefits of a bequest

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy to charity

How a bequest works

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.

Here are some of the ways to leave a bequest to Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville

  • Include a bequest to Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville in your will or revocable trust
  • Designate Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension)
  • Name Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

A bequest may be made in several ways

  • Percentage bequest - make a gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Specific bequest - make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
  • Residual bequest - make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate
Click here to review sample bequest language.

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If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to us, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you. If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.

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