Planned Giving

Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation — Without the Complexity

Donor Advised Funds

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big difference with just a
little effort.

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gift annuity.

Discover which type of charitable trust fits your estate plan.

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Learn how you can establish a legacy of support.

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Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support Fred Hutch and other causes you love? A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, may be the right choice for you.

A donor-advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. While you cannot direct where the distributions go, you can recommend how much money (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Fred Hutch and other charities.

You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a community foundation. You can then recommend — but not direct — how much and how often money is granted to Fred Hutch or other charities — sometimes as easily as using a Web portal. And you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.

What do you receive in return? An immediate federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account, and the power to make recommendations on which charities to support whenever you want. You centralize your giving and record-keeping in one location. And maybe best of all, you can start a legacy of giving by letting your family help decide which grants to recommend.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Happy familyJoe and Laura want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation. The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support. After researching community needs with the foundation's staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for Fred Hutch — which they've supported for years — and the Animal Rescue League.  The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their granddaughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy.

Learn How to Fund It

Create a donor advised fund with one of the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Evaluate a sponsoring organization to make sure it supports your interests, values and the type of asset you are considering as a funding source.
  2. Get to know the organization's policies and procedures, from minimum contributions to administrative fees. Each organization handles these details differently.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. Contact our Planned Giving team at 206.667.3396 or plannedgiving@fredhutch.org to discuss using donor advised funds to support
    Fred Hutch.
  5. If you include Fred Hutch in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.

Legal Name: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Address: 1100 Fairview Ave. N., Mail Stop J5-200, Seattle, WA 98109
Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7156071

If you are interested in supporting a specific project, program or area of research, it is best to discuss your plans with our Planned Giving team before completing your gift to confirm Fred Hutch can meet your wishes.

Learn more about making tax-wise gifts.

Ready to start planning today?

Learn how you can make a
big difference with just a
little effort.

Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable
gift annuity.

Discover which type of charitable trust fits your estate plan.

Learn more about the many ways to give real estate.

Learn how you can establish a legacy of support.

Want to learn more about donor advised funds?

Want to learn more about this simple gift?

Ready to take advantage of this tax-smart gift opportunity?

View My Free Guide

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

Bequest Language

"I give to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a Washington nonprofit corporation located in Seattle, Washington, or its successor organization, the sum of $ _________ (or % of my estate), (or other personal property herein described) to be used for its general support and charitable purposes without restriction."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Fred Hutch or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support the mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Fred Hutch as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Fred Hutch as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Fred Hutch where you agree to make a gift to Fred Hutch and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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