2021 giving: Steward wisely this year-end

Strategic giving opportunities to help you finish well by December 31

What has God placed in your hands and how do you make the most of it?

As someone who wants to steward their resources well, you may often consider this question. But we know it’s even more important at year-end when you’re trying to make the most of your 2021 charitable giving.

The good news is that for the remainder of this year, there are a number of unique opportunities that could maximize your impact for the charities you support. And we’re here to help you leverage them as your stewardship story unfolds this season.

3 major opportunities for year-end giving

With 2021’s active market trends and potential tax law changes, there are three giving opportunities to help you maximize your giving that you might want to consider before December 31st this year.

100% AGI giving opportunity (expiring at the end of 2021)

If you itemize deductions on your income tax returns, you can deduct charitable cash gifts up to 100 percent of your AGI this year and may eliminate (or significantly reduce) your federal income taxes.

See the power of non-cash giving

If you’re like most people, your wealth is tied up in assets like stocks, business interests, or real estate, while only a fraction is in cash. What if you stopped writing checks and started giving from your wealth instead?

3 major opportunities for year-end giving

With 2021’s active market trends and potential tax law changes, there are three giving opportunities to help you maximize your giving that you might want to consider before December 31st this year.

100% AGI giving opportunity (expiring at the end of 2021)

If you itemize deductions on your income tax returns, you can deduct charitable cash gifts up to 100 percent of your AGI this year and may eliminate (or significantly reduce) your federal income taxes.

See the power of non-cash giving

If you’re like most people, your wealth is tied up in assets like stocks, business interests, or real estate, while only a fraction is in cash. What if you stopped writing checks and started giving from your wealth instead?

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Download Your Guide to the 2021 Year-End Giving

As you head into the holiday season, be sure to get your copy of NCF’s new Guide to the 2021 Giving Season. You’ll find uplifting inspiration for you and your family, as well as year-end giving ideas for the weeks to come. We hope you enjoy, and remember that every giving decision is an opportunity to join God in the story he is writing through your generosity this Christmas, and beyond.

Three non-cash gifts that can maximize your charitable impact

Business: Use your business to fund charity

If you’re a business leader, you company may be a powerful engine to help support your charitable goals. With several unique opportunities now available, here are a few ideas that leverage your business for generosity.

Real estate: Save cash and give real estate instead

If you own commercial, residential, or undeveloped property, you may be able to turn it into food for the hungry, Bibles for evangelism, or anything else God is calling you to support.

Stocks: Consider giving appreciated marketable securities

Your investments may have accumulated significant unrealized capital gains in 2021, which could result in a hefty tax bill when sold. Here are a few considerations in order to pay less tax and give more to charity.

Business: Use your business to fund charity

If you’re a business leader, you company may be a powerful engine to help support your charitable goals. With several unique opportunities now available, here are a few ideas that leverage your business for generosity.

Real estate: Save cash and give real estate instead

If you own commercial, residential, or undeveloped property, you may be able to turn it into food for the hungry, Bibles for evangelism, or anything else God is calling you to support.

Stocks: Consider giving appreciated marketable securities

Your investments may have accumulated significant unrealized capital gains in 2021, which could result in a hefty tax bill when sold. Here are a few considerations in order to pay less tax and give more to charity.

I want to hear God say, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.' And I want to see people in eternity because of what God has enabled us to do through giving.

NCF Giver from Wheaton, IL

Explore a gift opportunity before December 31st

Our team at NCF would be honored to serve you and help you make the most of your charitable giving.


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