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.
** 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.