Tax-Smart Giving Opportunities

Gift and will planning is a tax-smart approach that allows you to support charities like Jesus Film Project in ways that can maximize the donation while minimizing its impact on your estate both today and tomorrow. This giving generally uses appreciated assets, charitable trusts, or bequests made in wills. Have a greater impact for the gospel and the kingdom!

IRA Rollover

(Qualified Charitable Distribution)

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH), made extensions permanent for the future. Can you benefit?

This provision gives individuals 70½ and older the option to give to charities like Jesus Film Project and Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) directly from their traditional IRA up to $100,000 without the normal tax consequences on withdrawals.

Donor-Advised Fund

This fund serves as a financial tool much like a private foundation, but offers more attractive options when it comes to realizing your personal charitable objectives.

With a Donor-Advised Fund, costs and administration are shared and minimized. You may claim a charitable income tax deduction and may not have to pay any capital gains, if the gift is of appreciated property. 

Will or Estate Gift

You can choose to leave assets from your estate to Jesus Film Project by a provision in your will, or a codicil to your will. 

A gift through a will enables you to make a significant gift to Jesus Film Project while retaining full control of your assets throughout your life and can reduce your estate taxes.

Gift and Will Planning Benefits: Leverage Tax-Smart Opportunities

  • Provide for loved ones
  • Preserve your estate
  • Avoid capital gains tax
  • Avoid estate taxes
  • Reduce your income tax
  • Increase your income (or for others)
  • Reduce tax cost on assets passed to family members
  • Help Jesus Film Project and its more than 1700 partners with the evangelistic goal of reaching 5 billion people

What is your time frame for giving?

Current Year (or Near-Term) Giving

Are you looking to make a tax-smart gift in the current year (or in the next 6-12 months)? 

From gifts of appreciated Stocks or Securities, to gifts of Real Property, to Rollover gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and more, tax-smart giving opportunities abound. Discover and explore your options today.

Deferred Giving

Is the time frame for your gift uncertain or anticipated to be more than 12 months in the future?

Whether as part of a Will or Estate, or through other financial planning tools such as a Charitable Remainder Trust or Retained Life Estate, planned giving can provide significant opportunities to reduce taxes while helping fulfill the Great Commission.

Gift Planning Services and Resources

Gift and Will Planning Services:
Assisting You in Reaching Your Goals

There is a Planning Service offered by the Great Commission Foundation from which many have greatly benefitted. The service is free to friends of the ministry and, a majority of the time, the tools and strategies recommended have measurably improved those friends' overall financial position.

For anybody who has a heart for fulfilling the Great Commission or the "JESUS" film, the professionals with our Great Commission Foundation are available to serve you. They can guide you to tax-smart tools and develop strategies to help you with your non-cash gift and will giving. They can come alongside you and your tax advisors to help you fully accomplish your goals of asset preservation, provide for your loved ones, and extend your legacy.

You’ll find that their perspective and yours for the kingdom will be closely aligned. You can consult them with the highest level of confidence.

Gift and Will Planning Webinars:
Be Equipped to Leverage Opportunities

In partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Jesus Film Project provides periodic webinars to keep you informed about the charitable tools and resources to protect your assets and estates and provide for your families while creating an important legacy.

Past seminars are available to watch or download.

If you have more questions, we have a gift and will planning team that would love to help. You can call them toll free at 1-800-449-5454. Our team of professionals can give you helpful information on a variety of planning tools and strategies that can help you and your advisors come up with the best plan for you. There is no obligation, so call today, or email at [email protected].

New Tax Law Highlights

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted on December 22, 2017. Prior to that, it was unclear as to how it might have a negative effect on charitable giving. The good news now is, that is not the case. Here are some key provisions found in the new law: Can you benefit? Click to learn more.

Additional Resources

Cru Foundation e-Newsletter

The Cru Foundation e-newsletter is a valued resource on biblical stewardship and can be sent to you free each month. It provides you with stories, timely tips, and inspirational teaching to help you grow in stewardship and your knowledge of what it means to be "rich toward God (Luke 12:13-21)." 

Sign-up for this complimentary, no-obligation e-newsletter and start benefiting today!

Stewardship Resources: Videos to Inspire Your Life

The Scriptures speak much of the importance of being stewards of our time, talents and treasures. This section of our website is dedicated to providing you information and resources to inspire, to encourage, to help foster growth (wisdom and understanding) and to build your faith.

Watch as Bill and Vonette Bright share their personal story about giving in a short video entitled, “Surrendering Everything.” Also, be encouraged watching videos from ministry leaders and partners of Jesus Film Project.

Are you ready give?
Would you like to learn more?

Call our gift and will planning team toll free at 1-800-449-5454, or email us at [email protected]. Thank you.