Ways to Give


Your gift can make a difference now. While CRS carefully stewards all gifts, the flexibility of unrestricted support allows us to innovate, leverage and partner in ways that maximize efficiency and impact—and operate at our best. Because of you, we can Go FAR.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL SOLUTIONS: These opportunities realize CRS’ strategic vision for bold and innovative change at scale. They can be established and named for restricted gifts above $1,000,000 to Go FAR Campaign priorities. Speak with your CRS relationship manager for more details.

IMPACT INITIATIVES: These opportunities realize strategic impact and significant results for restricted gifts to Go FAR Campaign priorities. They can be established and named for gifts above $125,000. Speak with your CRS relationship manager for more details.

MISSION FUNDS: For those most motivated by the CRS mission, these opportunities provide maximum flexibility to advance the agency’s strategic direction through the Driving Mission Agility priority. They can be established and named for gifts above $125,000. Speak with your CRS relationship manager for more details.

For more about Go FAR’s commemorative opportunities, contact 877-435-7277 or gofar@crs.org.


OUTRIGHT GIFTS: Contribute gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance, IRA direct transfers or real estate.

PLEDGE GIFTS: Fulfill a multi-year commitment to CRS via cash, credit, stock or a planned gift.

LIFE INCOME GIFTS: Provide future support for CRS, a meaningful income tax deduction and an income for life or a specified term. Types of life income gifts include: charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable remainder annuity trusts of fixed income or variable income.

RETIREMENT PLANS: Name CRS as a beneficiary of your savings account, investment or brokerage accounts, IRA, 401(k), 403(b), insurance policy or other qualified retirement plan for a tax-efficient way to include CRS in your estate plans.

WILLS OR TRUSTS: Make a bequest to CRS through your will or trust to provide for the future work of CRS as a testament to your faith. Your bequest to CRS is free of income, capital gains and estate taxes.

CHARITABLE LEAD TRUSTS: Similar to a life income gift but in reverse, provide income from your charitable lead trust to CRS. When the trust terminates, the remainder transfers back to you or your other beneficiaries.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS: Choose a sponsoring organization—often a community foundation or university—to contribute to CRS. You will receive a one-time charitable tax deduction the year you establish your donor advised fund.

For more about these giving instruments, contact 877-435-7277 or gofar@crs.org.

Choosing a way to give will depend on your personal circumstances and financial goals. Please consult your financial advisor, estate planner or tax attorney to determine the best option for you.