Charitable Giving

Understand charitable giving strategies to minimize your taxes by maximizing your gifts of securities, cash, or goods to nonprofit organizations. Or explore other financial planning topics:

Mary Anne's Story: How Can You Leave a Legacy and Honor a Loved One?

How did one woman honor her twin sister through a charitable gift?

Cash Flow and Philanthropy: Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust can provide a tax break and income for life.

Giving With Heart

Pursuing your charitable ambitions is more important than ever.

Is a Private Foundation Right for You?

Is a private foundation the best way to further your family's philanthropic goals? Here's how to decide—and why you might consider a donor-advised fund instead.

Tax-Smart Charitable Giving

If you're deciding between taking the standard deduction or itemizing, learn three tax-smart ways to get a tax deduction for your charitable giving.

5 Steps to Make the Most of Charitable Giving

When it comes to charitable giving, the way you give can be even more important than how much you give.

Charitable Donations: The Basics of Giving

Helpful tax tips for your charitable contributions, including stock donations.

Let's Make Holiday Gift Giving More Meaningful

As we enter the holiday gift giving season, let's think outside the metaphorical—and physical—box.

How Can You Maximize Your Charitable Giving?

Decisions about what you do with your financial assets are just as important as the decisions you make while you're accumulating them. Most of us want to help others, but is there a smarter way to give to charity?