Outright Gifts

  Gifts of Cash
Among the easiest gifts one can make are gifts of cash. Please make checks payable to Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development. You may also designate that your gift supports a specific program within Tumbleweed.
  Gifts of Securities
Other popular gifts are appreciated securities, including mutual funds, stocks, and bonds. The major advantages of gifting securities is the avoidance of paying capital gains taxes and being able to deduct the full fair market value of the securities.
  Gifts of Real Estate
Real estate gifts include homes, ranches, and other real property the can provide the same tax advantages as appreciated securities gifts. If you have realized significant appreciation with your property, its sale may be subject to capital gains tax. By gifting the property, you avoid the capital gains tax, along with being able to realize a tax deduction for the entire fair market value of the property.
  Memorial or Tribute Gifts
Any gift may be given in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. The family of the deceased or the person honored will be notified of these gifts when made.
In-kind gifts include any gift of non-monetary value such as office equipment and/or supplies, food, clothing, vehicles, etc.
  Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies have begun to offer matching gifts to encourage employees charitable giving. To find out if your company offers such a program, ask your personnel/human resources department. The most common ratios of corporate matching include 1:1, 2:1, and in some cases as much as 3:1


By giving through estate plans or life income gifts, you may be able to provide significant gifts that may not be possible during your lifetime, and leave a legacy of caring that will forever be remembered.

  Bequests by Will or Living Trust
A bequest is a deferred or planned gift designated in a will or living trust, and is very personal matter to be prepared by an attorney. An example of how a bequest might be worded is as follows:
“I give, devise and bequeath to Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, and Arizona nonprofit, located in Phoenix, Arizona, ____ percent of my estate (or $____ or other personal or real property) for the benefit of Tumbleweed and its various programs.
  Life Income Gifts
Life income gifts provide several benefits, both tax and financial, for the individual(s) donating. Examples include charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trust. An irrevocable gift of cash or property is donated, and the donor received income for him or herself (or other beneficiaries) for either life or a specified term of years/ After the life or upon term end, the remainder goes to support Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development.
  Gifts of Life Insurance
If Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development is named both sole owner and irrevocable beneficiary, the contributor is eligible to receive immediate deductions for charitable giving, equal to the policy’s net cash value or the net premiums paid, with additional premiums also being tax deductible.
  Retirement Plan Gifts
By designating Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development as the primary of contingent beneficiary of retirement plan assets such as a 401k or IRA, the donator may realize significant tax benefits as the retirement accounts are exposed to both estate and income taxes. To do so, simply designate Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development as the beneficiary on your plan’s beneficiary form..
  Retained Life Estate
You may be able to realize current income tax deductions by gifting a home or other real estate to Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, while still retaining the right to occupy, rent or utilize the property during your lifetime. By doing so the property will not be included in your taxable estate.