Smart, tax-friendly ways to send JESUS


Read how taxwise, charitable, kingdom giving is even better giving.

When you hold appreciated stock, securities, cryptocurrency, real or personal property, like land or a rental home, you can gift a portion (or all) and cut or even eliminate the taxes and help reach more people for Christ. Life insurance and farm commodities can also be used with similar benefits; the gift costs you less and you have more you can give.  

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Traditional IRA’s that require annual, mandatory withdrawals can be given outright up to $100,000 each year (starting at age 70 1/2) to qualified charities. This is called a qualified charitable distribution or QCD. It can be used annually and directly from your IRA’s required mandatory distribution (RMD), before you take it as personal income. Your QCD gift can go straight to the work of global film evangelism and church planting without taxation to you. Consult your tax advisor first, to ensure the maximum benefit. 

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Donor-Advised Fund

A third widely used means to invest in the work of the kingdom and reduce the taxes on appreciated assets or property is to have a donor-advised fund (DAF). A DAF is your personal charitable giving fund that allows you to give where and when you want. It is like having a private foundation without all the work or expense.

Donor-Advised Funds are available through many financial institutions, but first ask yourself does the fund custodian represent my Christian faith and values; will they always direct the funds as I desire? With funds held in a secular DAF that may not always be the case, as they have the final say.

Ministries like Cru® Foundation offer donor-advised funds that will continue to protect and reflect your spiritual values. And, with a Cru Foundation DAF, there are no administrative fees, plus the management costs are about one third of comparable funds. This double, or extra financial benefit is unique in the industry. Again, not only are taxes minimized on the front-end, but lower costs mean more can go to accelerating the Great Commission and to the ministries that you care about most. 

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Income, wealth or even age are not requirements for tax-wise generosity. It also begins with a conversation with your tax advisor.

Cru® Foundation

Cru Foundation can offer you and your advisors resources for you to succeed. Nearly 90% of the time, Cru Foundation can show you ways to improve your financial position and giving effectiveness. They also offer a complimentary estate and gift design service to friends of the ministry, people like you. If you’d like to learn more about asset-based giving or start a conversation about your particular situation, you can email them at [email protected] or call them today at 800-449-5454. 

You play a vital role in all that God is doing.

As you feel led to help reach more people for Christ with the JESUS film, you can  through secure online giving or by calling (800) 387-4040, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time), on any weekday.

Monthly Giving is by far the most powerful, rewarding, and convenient way to make a lasting difference with your giving. Invest every month in bringing the story of JESUS to every tribe, tongue and nation— changing lives all year long! Give Monthly Now!

Your charitable donations are tax deductible. The ministry’s tax identification number is 95-6006173. Jesus Film Project® is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International®. The ministry operates under the brand name, Cru®, in the United States.

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