Turn Your Generosity Into Lifetime Income
Charitable Gift Annuities
When you are looking for ways to help the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and America's VetDogs with our mission, you shouldn't feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs's work while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity.
Not only does this gift provide you with regular payments and allow us to further our work, but when you create a charitable gift annuity with the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs you can receive a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.
Gifts That Pay
If you are younger than 60 or don't need your payments immediately, you can set up a deferred gift annuity. This allows you to delay receiving payments until a later date—such as when you reach retirement. To learn more, view and download the FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
Payments for Life
Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity in our FREE guide Strengthen Your Future With a Charitable Gift Annuity.View My Guide
An Example of How It Works
Say that Justin, 66, and Mary, 65, want to make a contribution to the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs that will support our work for generations to come, but they also want to ensure that they have dependable income during their retirement years. They establish a $20,000 charitable gift annuity with the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind or America's VetDogs. Based on their ages, they will receive a payment rate of 4.5 percent, which means that they will receive $900 each year for the remainder of their lives. They're also eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $6,129* when they itemize. Finally, they know that after their lifetimes, the remaining amount will be used to support our mission.
*Based on annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance. A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website ( www.charitiesnys.com) or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.