Individual Donors

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Your donation advances our vision of a more equitable world where all young adults have the resources needed for college and career success.

Your gift keeps our Corpsmembers nourished, employed, educated and embraced with wrap-around support.

Questions? Contact our Development team at donors@cvcorps.org

Monthly Giving

Donating on a monthly basis allows you to maximize your giving and see a long-term impact. It also allows you to give in a sustainable way for your budget and reduces the administrative cost to Civicorps. Most importantly, your monthly gift ensures that Corpsmembers get the continual support they need to succeed.

Questions? Contact our Development team at donors@cvcorps.org

Legacy Giving

One of the major benefits of planned gifts is that they provide a promise of future funding for an organization. There are many ways to give a planned gift, but they’re generally left as a bequest in a will. They’re also occasionally given as large sums of money that a nonprofit can either invest or get an ‘income’ from for a long period of time.

Through planned gifts, donors can leave a legacy behind after they pass. That’s why planned giving programs are often called legacy programs or legacy societies. Whether leaving a bequest as a tribute to a family member or to create a legacy for themselves, donors benefit from planned gifts because they can make a lasting impact on a cause that’s important to them.

Planned gifts can come with a few tax benefits depending on the type of gift made. Bequests are particularly tax advantageous for donors with large estates. Estates worth more than $11.58 million will owe federal taxes. However, bequests of cash or other assets like real estate, autos, or stocks are deducted against the estate’s value. This reduces federal estate taxes for a donor’s heirs.

Other planned gift types see significant tax benefits as well. For example, charitable remainder trusts are tax-exempt. And when a donor makes a gift of real estate, they receive an income tax deduction equal to the value of the property and avoid capital gains tax.

We would love to speak with you about our Legacy Giving program. Please get in touch with our Development Director Rachel Eisner at donors@cvcorps.org or at (510) 992 – 7840.

Legacy Giving – Impact Story

In 2017 Civicorps received an exciting surprise: an $112,000 bequest from the estate of long-time donors, Clyde A. and Margaret Stone. The Stones had been donating about $50 each year to Civicorps since 1998, and then generously included Civicorps in their will.

These funds allowed Civicorps to provide crucial support to students through bus passes, internship uniforms, Safeway gift cards, diapers for their children, and other vital supports that help youth succeed at school and work.

We hope you consider leaving a life-changing gift to Civicorps in your will or trust.

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    Stock Gifts

    Tax Benefits of Donating Appreciated Stock:

    Giving appreciated stock you’ve held for more than a year is better than giving cash. If you donate stock that has increased in value since you bought it more than a year ago – and if you itemize deductions – you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away. You’ll also avoid capital-gains taxes on the increase in value over time, which you would have had to pay if you sold the stock then gave the charity the cash proceeds. You can deduct the fair market value only if you hold the stock for more than a year before giving it away. If you’ve held it for less than a year, your deduction is limited to your cost basis – what you paid for the stock – not the current value.

    Questions?

    Please contact Director of Development, Rachel Eisner, at donors@cvcorps.org or by calling (510) 992-7840.

    Civicorps is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our tax ID is 94-2941068. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

    Directions on Donating Stock to Civicorps:

    Most investment/brokerage accounts will have their own form to fill out. Otherwise the person wishing to donate would write a Letter of Authorization and submit to the account representative. Regardless, some or all of the following information will be necessary:

    Account Name: Civicorps Schools
    Account Number: 7064-1932
    DTC #0164; Code: 40 (code is rarely needed)
    Registration: “Non-profit”

    Forms can be sent to:

    Charles Schwab
    2423 Lincoln Dr.
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Fax #: 877 824-3817

    Civicorps address is:

    101 Myrtle Street
    Oakland, CA 94607