Goals & Benefits

There are many ways to support Reason Foundation. These options will help you achieve different goals.

Your Goal

Your Strategy

Your Benefits

Make an important impact to Reason Foundation that doesn't cost you anything during your lifetime, but that is priceless as part of the legacy that you leave behind.

Include a gift from your will or trust (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate).

A great way to provide resources that help Reason Foundation.

Avoid capital gains liability and take an income tax deduction.

Use appreciated property instead of cash to make your gift.

Buy low and give high — while avoiding capital gains tax.

Leave more of your estate to your heirs.

Name Reason Foundation as beneficiary of your retirement plan, and leave less-taxed assets to family.

Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets, and free up other property to pass to your heirs.

Create a long-term gift that won't draw funds from your estate.

Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy of coverage you no longer need.

Increase your ability to make a significant gift to Reason Foundation.

Reduce gift and estate taxes and leave more of your assets to your heirs.

Create a charitable lead trust to pay income to Reason Foundation for a fixed time, then pay the remainder to your heirs.

Reduce gift and estate taxes and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.

Tap into one of your most valuable assets to make a gift to Reason Foundation.

Use real estate to make your gift to Reason Foundation.

Avoid capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction.


Use our interactive Plan-a-Gift™ to determine what type of planned gift might best suit your goals, assets and age.



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Contact Us

Planning your estate and legacy for future generations, including your charitable interests, takes careful evaluation. Consulting with the appropriate professionals can assist you.

Brittney Paul, Director of Donor Engagement
britt.paul@reason.org
310-740-8584