Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities

Maximizing Income While Serving the Poor or Homeless

Why gift annuities?
• Guarantees the participant income for life.
• Gives significant support to the participants' charity of choice.
• Provides some tax advantages and deductions.
• Safe and financially stable.

Understanding Gift Annuities
There are three different types of CGA’s: Single – Life Gift Annuities, Two – Life Gift Annuities, and Deferred Annuities. Although there are three different types of annuities, all three have the same foundational benefit of a guaranteed income for life.

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Single- Life Annuity

Only pays to one participant
Payments terminate at the death of the participant[/one_third]

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Two- Life Annuity
 Payments made to first participant initially
Payments made to second participant at the point of death of the first participant[/one_third]

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Deferred Annuity
Payment is allowed to be delayed until specified date made by participant
Higher annuity payments
May be Single-Life or Two-Life Annuity[/one_third]



Mark and Katherine were both 75 years old, retired, and troubled by the drop in their income as a result of lower interest rates on their fixed-income investments (CDs, bonds, and money market funds). Still, they wanted to support charities through financial giving and planned to do so through their will.

Then they learned about a CGA with City Union Mission. They started a CGA by funding it with a $25,000 check. They received an immediate tax deduction for a portion of that gift, and based on their age and life expectancy, they received fixed periodic payments of $1,250 per year for life (5.0% of $25,000). About 80% of each payment was tax-free.

Even better, their CGA worked in tandem with their Giving Fund (donor-advised fund) with us. Money from the CGA went into their Giving Fund, from which they could recommend gifts to their church and favorite charities – even after their death.

• They received $1,250 per year in fixed, periodic payments – partially tax-free – for the rest of their lives.

• During Mark and Katherine’s life and even upon their death, money from the CGA went to their church and favorite charities.


Please call 816.329.1459 to request more information.