Gifts of Retirement Assets

If you are like most people, you probably will not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. You can make a gift of your unused retirement assets to help further our mission.

Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to Focus on the Family.

Benefits of gifts of retirement assets

  • Avoid potential estate tax on retirement assets
  • Your heirs would avoid income tax on any retirement assets funded on a pre-tax basis
  • Receive potential estate tax savings from an estate tax deduction

How to make a gift of retirement assets

To leave your retirement assets to Focus on the Family, you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian. If you designate Focus on the Family as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

More on gifts of retirement assets

Did you know that 60%-70% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis, such as real estate and stock, and give the retirement assets to Focus on the Family. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.

Contact us

If you have any questions about gifts of retirement assets, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

Please let us know if you have already included Focus on the Family as a beneficiary of your retirement assets. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.

Contact the Planned Giving Team

We’re here to help navigate those unique questions regarding your estate.

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Fill out the form below to send us a message or to request a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your personal situation. We're happy to help.

How to Reach Us

To speak with one of our planned giving specialist, schedule a consultation, request resources, or inquire about general information contact us at the number below.

800-782-8227

Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm MST

Focus on the Family
Attn: Planned Giving
8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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