Charitable Lead Trust

Protect Your Assets

If you want to make an impact now at Center for Transforming Lives 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 Center for Transforming Lives 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 CTL:

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

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

An Example of How It Works

Father smiling with children George would like to support CTL 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 percent of the initial fair market value) to CTL 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 $854,311. Assuming the trust earns an average 6 percent annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.

*Assuming annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Leslie Oliver at 817-484-1546 or loliver@transforminglives.org to talk about supporting CTL by setting up a charitable lead trust.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include CTL in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Center for Transforming Lives
Address: 512 W. 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Federal tax ID number: 75-0829389

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