Gifts That Pay You Income

You can help ensure every child has a great future while earning an income from your gift.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a tax-free trust that pays you and/or other beneficiaries an annual distribution. This payment is either a percentage of the annual value of the trust, or a percentage of the original gift amount.

How it works:

  • You transfer cash or an appreciated asset* into an irrevocable trust.
  • The trustee then sells the asset, paying no capital gains tax and reinvests the proceeds.
  • For the rest of your life (or a term of years), you and/or another beneficiary receive payments from the trust.
  • After your lifetime, the remaining principal is used to support the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.
* While donating real estate is the most common way to fund a charitable trust, a wide variety of assets can be used, including cash, appreciated publicly traded or closely held stock, as well as oil, gas or mineral interests.

** BGCC can not be appointed as the trustee of a CRT. We strongly recommend consulting with experienced professionals to help determine if a CRT will best suit your wishes and needs.

Benefits to you include:


You receive income for life for you or your heirs.


You receive a charitable income tax credit for the charitable portion of the trust.


You create your legacy of enabling all young people to reach their full potential.

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