The lead trust is another financial tool which makes payments, either a fixed amount (annuity trust) or a percentage of trust principal (unitrust), to Jesus Film Project for a set term of years to support any ministry effort you choose to designate. When the trust terminates, the asset is ultimately returned to you (a grantor lead trust) or to your heirs (a non-grantor lead trust). You may claim a charitable tax deduction for funding a non-grantor lead trust. The lead trust is one of the few ways to reduce transfer taxes that would otherwise be due on assets left to loved ones.
For a more complete introduction to the Charitable Lead Trust, click here for "Keys to Effective Giving" which will provide you with a printer-ready explanation sheet to read and share with others.