Gifts That Pay Income

Gifts That Pay Income

Receive Income for Life

The saying is true: It’s better to give than to receive. But what if there was a way to both give AND receive? Charitable gift annuities make this possible for you and your family.

You can support Biglife’s mission—AND receive income for life.

Establish a charitable gift annuity by gifting cash, stock, or other appreciated assets to Biglife. In exchange, you’ll receive an immediate tax deduction and then fixed payments for life for you and your loved ones.


Benefits of a Charitable Gift Annuity

Support the important work of Biglife while caring for the needs of you and your family.

Receive an immediate tax deduction for a portion of your gift, at the time your gift is made.

Secure fixed payments for life to you or to you and a loved one.

Support Disaster Relief
Help provide hope and resources to those who need it most.

Gifts That Pay Income

Receive Income for Life

Charitable remainder trusts are powerful, tax-wise gifts that enable you to support Biglife while securing lifetime payments for you and your loved ones.


How It Works

1Make a gift into a charitable trust. Contributions may include cash, publicly traded securities, some types of closely held stock, real estate, and other non-cash assets.

2Receive ongoing payments for one or more individuals, including yourself.

3Remaining assets are distributed to Biglife and any other favorite charities upon termination of the trust.

Benefits of a Charitable Remainder Trust

Life income. Make a gift that also provides you and your loved ones with ongoing payments.

Tax deduction. Receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your gift.

Preserved value. Gift appreciated assets instead of selling them and avoid the immediate tax bill. The full value of your gift will be invested for the benefit of your family and God’s Kingdom!

Payment options. Select the annual payout rate and frequency of payments.

Lifetime Income Options

You will select your annual payout rate at the time the trust is created. The minimum percentage must be at least five percent, and the maximum allowable percentage depends on your age or the term of the trust. Choose from two payout options:

With a charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) you’ll receive variable payments based on a fixed percentage of the value of the assets in the trust, as computed on January 1 of each year.
A charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) provides fixed payments year-after-year, based on a specified percentage of the value of the assets originally placed in the trust. The amount does not vary, even if the value of the assets in the trust increases or decreases.
Frequently Asked Questions

I've heard there are ways I can give to Biglife and receive income for life. Is that true?

Yes, this is true. Through a life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust, you can support the important work of Biglife and receive payments for life. Contact Biglife to get connected with a planner who can help you identify which giving option is the right fit for you.

What assets may be donated to a Charitable Remainder Trust?

You can use the following types of assets to fund a charitable remainder trust…


  • Real estate
  • Cash
  • Publicly traded securities
  • Some types of closely held stock (Note that CRTs cannot hold S-Corp stock)
  • Certain other complex assets

Can I give stocks, bonds or other securities rather than cash to fund a Charitable Gift Annuity?

Yes you can. You can gift stock, and other appreciated assets. Contact Biglife to learn more about our noncash giving options.

Is a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust the better option for me?

Contact Biglife to get connected with a planner who can help you find the best solution for your personal financial planning and charitable goals.

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