Ways of Giving
What to Give
You can use many types of assets to create a charitable fund or give to an existing fund at Berkshire Taconic. As a public charity, Berkshire Taconic offers donors the maximum allowable tax benefits, while helping them fulfill their philanthropic vision.
Cash, including credit card and check, is an easy and convenient way for you to open a fund or give to one of our existing funds.
Gifts of appreciated securities offer important tax advantages. In addition to publicly traded securities, closely-held stock, restricted securities and mutual funds are options for giving.
Retirement plan assets, such as 401(k) plans and IRAs, can make excellent charitable gifts.
If you have a life insurance policy you no longer need, you can use it to make a significant gift to charity, with tax benefits that you can enjoy during your lifetime. more»
Berkshire Taconic welcomes gifts of real estate that are readily marketable and free of environmental or other problems.
Tangible Personal Property
In many cases, you may use personal property, such as artwork, jewelry or antiques, to make a donation. more»
Your private foundation may wish to use its 5 percent annual required payout to create a donor advised fund at Berkshire Taconic or contribute to an existing fund. You may also choose to transfer the assets of your private foundation into a fund at Berkshire Taconic and terminate the private foundation, freeing you from administrative responsibilities.