Creative Ways to Give

If you are currently donating to Community Christian Church, but also have appreciated stocks or mutual funds in a taxable investment portfolio, you likely have a significant opportunity to pay less tax, give more, improve your personal cash flow, and simplify your giving.

Stocks and mutual funds are great ways to give without incurring capital gains on appreciated assets. Our partnership with National Christian Foundation allows our donors to donate stock & mutual funds into our nonprofit account. Gifting your appreciated assets results in a double tax benefit: 1) If you’ve held the asset longer than one year (long-term capital gain property), you avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciated asset; 2) The gift is an eligible tax deduction, as you will receive a charitable donation receipt from National Christian Foundation for the full gifted amount.

For example, if you purchased stock for $1,000 more than one year ago and its value is now $10,000, rather than selling the stock and paying tax on the $9,000 gain, you could donate the stock to the church. You avoid capital gains taxes on the $9,000, receive a $10,000 charitable giving tax deduction, as well as provide the church with the full $10,000 value of the stock.

Follow these easy steps:

Download & fill out this Transfer Form, submit the form to your brokerage firm who will transfer the funds from your account to the church account via the National Christian Foundation (NCF). There is no requirement for you to create an account with NCF.

Download this flyer for more information, or visit NationalChristian.com/stock

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same products, same prices, same experience as amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Community Christian Church. For every $100 purchase, Amazon donates $0.50 to Community.

To select Community as your charitable organization, type the following into your browser: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1629256 or go to smile.amazon.com > Your Account > Select Your Charity > search for “59-1629256″ or “Community Christian Church, Tamarac”.

Be sure to bookmark smile.amazon.com. If you see the church name listed in the upper left corner under the Amazon Smile logo, you can be confident Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to God’s work at Community!

If you use the Amazon mobile app, you will need to “turn on” the Amazon Smile feature by clicking the three bars in the bottom right > Settings > Amazon Smile > turn on for your phone. This turns it on for 6 months and will send you a reminder to reactivate twice per year.

For more information: “Amazon Smile Q & A

Under current tax laws, unnecessary estate taxes are often paid by the estates of those who have died. By leaving a portion of your assets to the church in your will, you not only avoid losing a large part of your estate to death taxes, but you continue making a difference in the lives of people long after you have departed.

For questions regarding any of these creative ways to give, please contact our Accounting Manager, Laura Moscoso at lmoscoso@communitycc.com or (954) 724-7400 x233.