Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — Nelson Mandela
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Reduce estate taxes for your heirs by naming the Eduarte Courtot Foundation as a beneficiary to your retirement or pension plans. You maintain complete control over the assets during your lifetime, and you can change your instructions for their ultimate distribution at any time. Please consult with your tax, legal or professional advisor to structure your donation in a way that is favorable to you and your loved ones.
We gladly accept donations of appraised collectibles and pro-bono services. Gifts of new products, such as television screens or computers, are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Gifts-in-Kind such as real estate, privately held pre-IPO stock, artwork, vehicles, collectibles and other sale-able items must be independently appraised prior to donation. If you are interested in donating products or services to the Eduarte Courtot Foundation, please contact us at [email protected].
The IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities to non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. If you have appreciated securities that you have owned for more than one year, including stocks, bonds or mutual funds, donating these securities may be a better choice than donating cash. When donating appreciated securities, you generally receive a tax deduction for their full market value while avoiding the capital gains tax. It is simple to transfer gifts of appreciated securities to the Eduarte Courtot Foundation. Email us at [email protected] for more information.
Naming the Eduarte Courtot Foundation as a beneficiary in your Estate Plan is a tax deductible form of legacy giving. Directing an executor or trustee to make a donation at the time of your death can leave a legacy that will continue long after you are gone. You maintain control of the assets during your lifetime, and can change your instructions for their ultimate distribution at any time. Please consult with your tax, legal or professional advisor to structure your donation in a way that is favorable to you and your loved ones. If you are interested in naming the Eduarte Courtot Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust, please designate the following: “Eduarte Courtot Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of California, with its principal place of business address at 1260 La Cumbre, Hillsborough, California, 94010.” Our tax ID number is 82-5167898.
Updating your Life Insurance Policy is an easy way to make a meaningful donation. You can name the Eduarte Courtot Foundation as a primary beneficiary for a percentage or a specified amount of the policy, or you can make us a contingent beneficiary. Another strategy is cashing out the policy and donating it outright.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match or multiply your donation to the Eduarte Courtot Foundation. This can be a great benefit to your company’s public relations, and in some cases, the money is already allocated and waiting to be spent. To find out if your company matches gifts, please enter your employer’s name below: