Creating a named fund at BCF allows you as a donor to guide longterm giving to the causes and organizations that matter most to you, while at the same time having those funds professionally managed by BCF’s advisors. Please see our Create a fund page for further information.
A bequest gift is a charitable gift you designate to be made from your estate to leave a legacy on the causes you care about in the community.
IRA giving is a tax-savvy way to make an impact on the Brookline community using your traditional or Roth IRA. The Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is an impactful way to make a tax-free gift to BCF while satisfying your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).
A donor-advised fund is a private fund administered by a third party and created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an organization, a family, or an individual. It allows you to maximize your tax benefits while supporting your favorite nonprofit organizations.
If you have a DAF with BCF, please contact our development team to share where you would like a gift from your fund to be directed.
If you have a DAF with another qualified financial service, you may use DAF Direct to automatically submit a recommendation to your advisor. Otherwise, please contact your financial institution to make a recommendation and let us know so we can properly thank you.
If you are interested in establishing a DAF with BCF, we invite you to learn more about how we can support you in that process and encourage you to contact our team to begin the conversation.
Stocks and securities giving is when you choose to donate a gift of publicly traded stocks or securities to BCF. By giving long-term appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, you may be able to increase the size of your gift and your tax deduction at the same time
Giving your life insurance to charity can be an effective and convenient way to utilize that asset to support your giving priorities and maximize positive investments in your community.
A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a “split-interest” giving vehicle that enables people to pursue philanthropic goals while still generating income. Tax exempt and irrevocable, they are designed to reduce the taxable income of individuals.
If you’d like to establish a charitable fund but also want to transfer assets to your heirs, a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) may be the right fit.
If you are a corporation or grant-making foundation interested in supporting the work of BCF, we would be happy for you to join the ranks of our institutional supporters! Please contact us for further information.
In addition to the giving options described above, you may also be interested in creating a fund or making a donation today. Find the giving option that is right for you!