Gifts That Make an Impact Now

Consider a Gift from Your Donor-Advised Fund

You can now initiate a grant recommendation from your donor advised fund, or DAF, using the link below. Simply start typing in your fund provider name and the system will prompt you through the process.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you give a memorial or tribute gift for Food For The Poor to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and save the lives of those served by Food For The Poor.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to continue to help provide families a home of their own. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Gifts of Personal Property

You can give gifts of property, including artwork, jewelry, or other assets. Gifts like these are tax-deductible in the same way as gifts of cash. You can also attach certain conditions to the gift, such as the provision to live in a property during your lifetime.

Gifts of Cash

A donation of cash is the most direct way to support Food For The Poor. You benefit from a charitable tax credit while you help our brothers and sisters in need in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. You can make your gift online with our secure online donation form or by sending a check or money order by mail to:

Food For The Poor, Inc.
6401 Lyons Road,
Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073

If you’re sending a check or money order, please let us know if you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose. Also, please contact your tax advisor to learn more about how you can use gifts of cash as a tax-wise strategy to make a greater impact.

Gifts of Real Estate

You can donate appreciated real estate such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch, or commercial property. This is an easy and effective way to reduce your taxes, protect your assets, and help those served by Food For The Poor. Note that, you can leave this generous gift while you continue to use the property throughout your lifetime, and you may receive a tax deduction for your gift.

Giving from your IRA

You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Food For The Poor. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact in the lives of the poor.

Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $105,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $210,000.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $53,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Food For The Poor.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to Food For The Poor, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
  • If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

If you’re interested in this popular way to support Food For The Poor, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.

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