Protect Your Assets

You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Grand Rapids First without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.

There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to Grand Rapids First:

A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to Grand Rapids First and is more attractive when interest rates are low.

A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to Grand Rapids First go up as well.

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An Example of How It Works

Father smiling with childrenGeorge would like to support Grand Rapids First and provide for his children. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7% of the initial fair market value) to Grand Rapids First each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $955,700. Assuming the trust earns an average 6% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.

*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Doug Tuttle at 616-988-2431 or dougt@grfirst.org to talk about supporting Grand Rapids First by setting up a charitable lead trust.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Grand Rapids First in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Grand Rapids First Assembly of God
Address: 2100 44th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Federal Tax ID Number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.