Ways to Support
There are multiple ways to contribute to the United States Clay Target Foundation.
- Gifts of Cash
- Bequests in Wills
- Real estate or other tangible assets
- Private Foundations
Gifts of cash
Gifts of cash are the most popular for many people who make smaller contributions to the Foundation. Whether your gift is in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one, or is just something you want to do, the cash gifts contributed each year help the Foundation grow and reach our goals. You may make a one-time gift, a monthly recurring donation or you may contribute annually. Click the Donate button to make online donations, through a secure website with your credit card, of $15 or more. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted, as well as PayPal. A receipt for your tax deductible donation will be automatically generated and returned via email.
Bequests Made in Wills
Many people designate a bequest of an outright cash gift to the Foundation or simply state a percentage of the estate value.
Real Estate and tangible assets
When your client gives real estate or other tangible assets to the Foundation, the Foundation in turn sells the property and establishes or increases the donors fund with the proceeds. Many people and businesses contribute estates such as homes or office buildings they have inherited, or for which they have no further use. The Foundation requires an Environmental Audit prior to accepting a gift of real estate. With real estate gifts, your client generally receives a charitable tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the property, and the donor pays no capital gains tax on the sale. The deduction may be carried forward up to five years.
Private foundations may transfer assets to the United States Clay Target Foundation to establish a donor advised fund or supporting organization, or become a fund under the umbrella of the Foundation. In either case, the private foundations name and philanthropic goals area retained. No tax penalty is assessed on such transfers.