Business doing well this year?

Strategies for leveraging your business’ success for generosity

2 ways to give from your business

If your business has been fortunate enough to prosper this year, then you have a powerful engine to fund your charitable goals. With the increased value, you may even be considering a potential sale. Or you may be thinking about the increased taxes that come along with higher profits.

Give a portion of your business before you sell it

If you are contemplating a liquidity event this season, this could be your opportunity of a lifetime to give more than you ever imagined.

Give a portion of your business while you still own it

To unlock more for charity without waiting for a liquidity event, consider gifting a portion of business now by donating a non-controlling interest in your business.

How it works

This table shows the impact of giving a 20% interest in a $5,000,000 C-corp (with a $100,000 cost basis) prior to the sale. It assumes a 42% ordinary income tax rate, 25% capital gains tax rate, and a 3.8% Medicare surcharge. To learn more about this type of gift, contact your local NCF team.

Resources to show you how you can give from your business

If your business is doing well, you may be feeling like you want to give more this year. We’ve found some unique opportunities that may help you do just that.

See the power of non-cash giving

By donating assets such as stocks, real estate, and business interests before the sale, you can reduce taxes and send more to charities.

Use your business to fund charity

If you have a business and a heart for charity, our Charitable Shareholder strategy may help you overcome problems of increasing taxation and limited cash flow so you can give more.

Thinking about selling?

Many entrepreneurs sell their business and then give, missing out on the double benefit derived from gifting pre-tax dollars. If you plan well in advance, you can make the most of this opportunity.

See the power of non-cash giving

By donating assets such as stocks, real estate, and business interests before the sale, you can reduce taxes and send more to charities.

Use your business to fund charity

If you have a business and a heart for charity, our Charitable Shareholder strategy may help you overcome problems of increasing taxation and limited cash flow so you can give more.

Thinking about selling?

Many entrepreneurs sell their business and then give, missing out on the double benefit derived from gifting pre-tax dollars. If you plan well in advance, you can make the most of this opportunity.

Download guide

Download Your Guide to the 2020 Giving Season

We’ve summed up the best giving opportunities 2020 offers to help you give more this year than you imagined you could.

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.


Contact your local team