Ways to Give

Investing in the lives of our youth is one of the greatest joys of giving.  Every gift, no matter the size, is important to helping YFC reach today's youth with the truth of the Gospel.  There are many ways to make gifts to YFC.  Here are a few:

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This is the most common form of supporting Youth for Christ.  A cash gift can be in the form of an outright gift, an ongoing, or monthly commitment, or a planned gift that generates income. All cash gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.


Appreciated securities with unrealized long-term gains (purchased over a year ago, and with a current value greater than their original cost) are a great way to invest in Youth for Christ.  Stocks and bonds may be donated and a tax deduction taken for the full fair market value of the securities.

Real Estate

Gifts of appreciated real estate can have especially attractive tax benefits. Real estate does not have to be donated outright, but can be transferred to a charitable remainder trust to provide you with lifetime income.

Matching Gifts

Thousands of companies will make a matching gift when one of their employees makes a donation. This is an easy way to double or triple your gift.

Life Insurance

Life insurance policies provide an innovative way of giving to YFC.  By gifting an insurance policy to YFC you may be able to take a tax deduction on the cash value of the policy.  If you wish to continue paying future premiums, the cost of these premiums is also deductible.


The charitable bequest can either be a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of the total estate or a percentage of the residual estate. Leaving a charitable bequest to YFC is a special way to leave a legacy for future generations.

Planned Gifts

A planned gift is a gift made through a revocable trust or will, gifts that provide lifetime income to the donor, and more complex gifts of real estate and tax-deferred retirement assets.  Planned gifts are popular because of the financial flexibility and tax benefits they provide.

Non-Cash Gifts

Many individuals choose to give through non-cash gifts. These gifts include real estate, securities, retirement plan assets, and even businesses.

For more information on these and other ways to give, please contact Chuck Maw at 815.341.3608 or via email to [email protected].