How to Give

How To Give

You can give to Grand Valley directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift type below to learn more.

    Gifts Having Immediate Impact

  • Give It Twice Trust
    Any type of gift - cash, stock, from a retirement account, etc. - can be made to an endowment, as an annual gift, or to start a virtual endowment
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  • Gifts of Cash
    A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.
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  • Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization.
  • Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
  • Gifts Taking Effect After Death

  • Bequest
    You can donate in a form of a bequest to our organization.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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  • A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to charity. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
  • You give your property to our organization but retain the right to use the property during your life.
  • Gifts Generating Income

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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    • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
      You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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    • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
      You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • Give It Twice Trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
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  • Gifts for Special Assets

  • Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to our organization.
  • Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to our organization.
  • Donating appreciated of oil and minerals to our orginaztion.
  • You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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