I have seen the fruit of others past investments, and I want to make a similar difference in the lives of the generations to come.


There are many ways to contribute to COPF. These are intended to be opportunities to supplement (not replace) your regular gifts to any of the supported Christ-centered ministries and missions. We would be happy to work with you and/or your financial advisor to identify the type of giving that is the best fit for your life circumstances.

Also, if you would like to use COPF as a vehicle for giving to a Christ-Centered organization not currently supported COPF, we may be able to help you accomplish that goal.

Outright Gift of Real Estate

How it works

  • You give outright to COPF a house, condominium, or other real estate asset.
  • COPF either uses the real estate to benefit a supported organization, or sells it and invests the proceeds in its general fund. (You may also specify a purpose for the gift or its proceeds if it fits within COPF’s mission.)

Benefits

  • You receive an income tax deduction at the time of the gift for the fair market value of the real estate. You can carry-over the unused portion of the deduction for up to 5 years.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the real estate

Estate Gift

How it Works

  • You write a bequest to COPF in your will, specifying a specific amount or percent of the value remaining in your estate.

Benefits

  • Your assets remain under your control during your lifetime.
  • You can change your bequest at any time if your circumstances change.
  • At your death, COPF will receive the bequest and use it for a specified purpose within COPF’s purposes, or add it to its general fund.

Retirement Plan Gift

How it Works

  • You designate COPF as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.
  • You continue to withdraw from your retirement funds during your life.

Benefits

  • Your gift is not income taxable to COPF (as it would be to other non-charitable beneficiaries).
  • Your gift is not taxable in your estate.
  • You can remove COPF as a beneficiary if your family’s needs change.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

How it works

  • Often a good choice for those who desire to maintain a stream of income during their lifetimes,but also would like to leave a part of their estate to the Church of the Pioneers Foundation.
  • You give cash, securities or real estate to COPF as trustee of your unitrust, naming charitable remainder beneficiaries and lifetime individual beneficiary(ies).
  • You (or up to 2 beneficiaries) receives a lifetime (or term up to 20 years) annual payout based on a fixed rate, the value of trust assets, and the age of the beneficiaries.
  • At the death of your last beneficiary, COPF receives the remaining assets.

Benefits

  • At the time of the gift, you receive a tax deduction for the value of the charitable portion of transfer (determined actuarially). The deduction can be taken for income tax purposes in the year of the gift up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, and any excess carried forward for up to 5 years.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on appreciated property that is gifted to the trust.
  • The gift is removed from your estate for tax purposes.

Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

How it Works

  • (Reverse of Charitable Remainder Unitrust)
  • You give cash, securities, or real estate to COPF.
  • COPF receives an annual payout during the fixed term of the trust.
  • At the end of the trust term, your beneficiary(ies) receive the remaining assets.

Benefits

  • Your gift to your beneficiaries is reduced in its gift taxable value to you because it does not occur until the end of the term of the trust.

COPF Pooled Income Fund

How it Works

  • You contribute cash, securities, or real estate to the COPF Pooled Income Fund.

Benefits

  • You (or up to 2 beneficiaries) receive income for life based on the yield of the Fund.
  • You receive an income tax deduction for the present value of the charitable gift.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on donated appreciated assets.
  • The contribution is removed from your estate for tax purposes.