Charitable Lead Trust

Protect Your Assets

If you want to make an impact now at Children's Health Council 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 Children's Health Council 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 CHC:

A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to CHC and is more attractive when interest rates are low.

A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year to CHC 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 CHC go up as well.

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An Example of How It Works

People smiling George would like to support CHC 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% of the initial fair market value) to CHC 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 $955,700. Assuming the trust earns an average 6% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.

*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Neil C. Muller at 650.688.3667 or nmuller@chconline.org to talk about supporting CHC by setting up a charitable lead trust.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include CHC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Children's Health Council
Address: 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Federal tax ID number: 94-1312311

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