Creating hopeful opportunities for local children and families while preserving the future of CCFI can be done through all forms of planned gifts, including bequests, charitable remainder trusts, retirement assets, appreciated stock/bonds, gifts of real estate, and many more.
Through a partnership with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the Hope for Children Endowment provides an avenue for individuals who want to ensure their gift sustains services for children in our community. Endowing your financial contribution to the Center for Children and Families allows your gift to continue to support our work to heal children, empower youth, and strengthen families in perpetuity.
Endowing your financial contribution to the Center for Children and Families allows your gift to continue to support the organization in perpetuity. For example, a gift of $10,000 could provide $500 annually to the organization. A gift of $20,000 could provide $1,000 annually to the organization. Examples are based on a five percent interest rate.
Contributions can go directly to CCFI’s endowment fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. You can make an online donation or non-cash gifts. Visit the Oklahoma City Community Foundation website or call (405) 235-5603 for more information. Regardless of how you give, please be certain to specify that your gift is to benefit the Center for Children and Families' endowment fund.
Wills and Requests
A charitable bequest is one of the easiest estate gifts. With a bequest you can designate a specific amount, a percentage, or the remainder of your estate to the Center for Children and Families. In some cases, you may also receive a substantial reduction in federal estate taxes. Please contact us for sample bequest language to place in your will.
Charitable Gift Annuities
To potentially increase your income and support the agency, you can make a gift of cash or other assets of at least $20,000. Through an annuity, you or a named beneficiary will receive fixed annuity payments. Upon the annuitant’s death, the remaining assets would go to the endowment.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
With a Charitable Remainder Trust, you may place cash or property in a trust that pays annual income to you (or another named beneficiary) for life or for a term of years. Upon the trust’s termination, the trust assets benefit the Center for Children and Families. You may receive tax benefits in the year you establish your trust.
Retirement Plan Assets
Your retirement accounts such as IRAs or 401(k) accounts are subject to estate and income taxes. To reduce this burden on your estate and heirs and to create a charitable legacy, you may use any retirement plan assets to maximize charitable contributions by transferring these assets to the Hope for Children Endowment. You may produce significant tax savings while helping the Center for Children and Families accomplish its mission.