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If you want to make an impact now at Greater Chicago Food Depository and also provide for your family later, consider setting up a charitable lead trust. You transfer cash or other assets to a trust that makes payments to Greater Chicago Food Depository for a period of time. When the term is up, the remaining trust passes to your family or other beneficiaries you select.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to the Food Depository:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to the Food Depository and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year to the Food Depository based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to the Food Depository go up as well.
George would like to support the Food Depository and provide for his children. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7 percent of the initial fair market value) to the Food Depository each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $854,311. Assuming the trust earns an average 6 percent annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.
*Assuming annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate.
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Legal name: The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Address: 4100 West Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632
Federal tax ID number: 36-2971864
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