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Methods

We encourage you to explore the options that are advantageous to you – and will benefit the HVAF mission to eliminate homelessness among veterans and families through education, prevention, supportive services and advocacy.

A gift of securities – You may earn a charitable deduction based on the fair market value on the date of the gift. If you have held the securities for more than a year, you could incur a capital gains tax when you sell the securities. But by giving the appreciated value to a charity, you could avoid that capital gains tax.

An IRA rollover gift – As part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, individuals age 70 or older may transfer up to $100,000 from a traditional or Roth IRA directly to HVAF without claiming the transfer as income

A gift of life insurance – If you have policies you no longer need, life insurance can make a convenient tax-deductible charitable gift. When you assign HVAF as the beneficiary, you may have the opportunity for tax deductions on the premiums being paid or the cash value of the policy.

Establishment of a charitable trust – A charitable trust may provide you or your family with income for life, while also avoiding capital gains taxes and supporting HVAF’s fight to eliminate homeless among veterans. A charitable trust is also flexible enough to be structured to your family’s needs.

Charitable gift annuity – If you are 65 years old or above, you can earn guaranteed income for life and a charitable tax deduction now – all while helping HVAF. It is also an alternative if you are seeking to reduce your stock exposure. (Minimum deposit of $10,000 required to set up annuity.)

Vehicle Donations – Do you have a car you’d like to get rid of? We can turn it into meals for hungry Hoosiers! For further information, please contact Debra Des Vignes at ddesvignes@hvaf.org to inquire about planned giving, estate planning, naming HVAF  in your will, or any of the options included here.