If you have charitably inclined clients with highly appreciated securities, this could be the ideal time for them to act. By donating those securities to a private foundation, they capture the gains without paying a capital gains tax, plus they get a charitable income tax deduction. The ultimate cherry on top? Unsurpassed financial control and philanthropic flexibility that come with having their own private foundation.
Unlike other charitable solutions, the funds contributed to a private foundation stay under your client’s direct control and your financial management. Your client gets immediate income tax savings, even though the contributed funds need not be distributed to charitable causes right away. And in addition to reducing or eliminating capital gains exposure, a private foundation offers the most important benefit of all: a better world for everyone.