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How to Give

How to Give

Giving to Dogs for Better Lives can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on our gift models below to learn more.

  • Bequest
    You can designate Dogs for Better Lives as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary and change lives.
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  • Donor Advised Funds
    You fund a DAF and make charitable gift recommendations during your lifetime. When you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.
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  • IRA to Gift Annuity Rollover
    You may be looking for a way to help further our mission and enhance your income. If you are 70 or older, you can make a one-time IRA rollover to fund a charitable gift annuity and receive fixed payments for life.
  • IRA Rollover
    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years. Learn more about the tax benefits to you and your heirs.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate Dogs for Better Lives as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy and impact people with disabilities and the dogs that assist them.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    Reduce your taxes now, receive a lifetime income and make a difference for people who need the assistance of a professionally trained dog.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    Make a gift that will pay you lifetime income through an asset that would incur a large tax bill if otherwise sold. You receive income now and the remainder will transfer to your favorite charity or multiple charities. Ask us how.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    This is the same as Unitrusts, but offers a safer investment with a fixed income vs. a variable.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    With this tax reducing vehicle, the charity receives a gift while you are living to enjoy it, but your heirs receive the remainder.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You can give a portion of your property to Dogs for Better Lives to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and lifetime income.
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  • Bargain Sale
    Did you know that charities like Dogs for Better Lives can purchase your property for less than fair market value and enable you to receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price?
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  • Give It Twice Trust
    You can provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity. Ask us how!
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You can gift your property to Dogs for Better Lives but retain the right to live in the property during your lifetime. Ask us how!
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