Most gifts to the Foundation take this form, and it is as easy as writing a check or using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card. TRF will be working to create an online donation option in the future. Checks should be made payable to the Templeton REC Foundation, and mailed to P.O. Box 1423, Templeton, CA 93465.
Gifts of Appreciated Property
With careful planning, charitable gifts of long-term appreciated securities or real estate can create very favorable tax benefits, such as the elimination of paying long-term capital gains tax and receiving an income tax charitable deduction.
Gifts through wills and bequests can provide you with the opportunity to honor and sustain your family name in conjunction with the Foundation name recognition program. The Foundation will work with you and your attorney to provide you with the language necessary to insure that your intentions are clearly expressed.
Life Income/Charitable Trusts
Charitable Trusts and charitable gift annuities offer an opportunity to make a substantial gift to the Foundation without forfeiting the annual income produced by these assets. You can retain income for your life and the life of your spouse. This gift can also be structured to create a substantial tax benefit over a period of years.
Many companies will match your contribution to the Foundation. Submit your company's matching gift form with your contribution and it can significantly increase your support and associated giving level.
WE WELCOME YOUR DONATION