Gifts That Make An Impact Now

If you would like to make an impact for the Center today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund
Some of our donors have established a donor-advised charitable fund (California Community Foundation, Fidelity Charitable ®, Vanguard Charitable ®, Schwab Charitable ®, or other) and have a strong desire to support the Center through an annual gift and/or a legacy gift.

You can direct that your donor-advised charitable fund be distributed, in full, to the Center after your lifetime. Or, you can name specific charities and choose a dollar or percentage amount to be distributed over a certain time or until the account balance becomes zero.

You can now initiate a grant recommendation from your donor-advised fund, or DAF, using the link below. Simply start typing in your fund provider name and the system will prompt you through the process.

Memorial or Tribute Gift
You can honor a loved one in a truly special way by establishing a memorial or tribute gift with the Center. This will be a lasting tribute to someone who means a lot to you, and it will connect you with your loved one for years to come as your gift works to create a better world for LGBT people everywhere.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.
An endowment is a gift of money or property that will support the work of the Center for years to come. This kind of gift will have an impact over a longer period of time, because the principal is kept intact while the investment income is used for ongoing programs and services. There are various types of endowments that you can set up. Maybe this kind of gift is right for you.
Qualified Charitable Distribution

When you create your legacy gift with a charitable IRA rollover, you receive tax advantages, and you help LGBT individuals and families for years to come.

Benefits include:

  • Avoid paying tax on your required minimum distribution* this year. The distribution will not count as taxable income for this year, helping keep you in a lower tax bracket.
  • The transfer is not subject to limitations on itemized deductions.
  • Enjoy a quick and easy estate tax reduction.

To qualify:

  • You must be 70 ½ years old or older by year-end.
  • The distribution must be directly to the Center from your plan trustee.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $53,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
  • The maximum contribution amount each year is $105,000 ($210,000 per couple).
  • Your transfer must be received by the last day of the calendar year.

If you’re interested in this popular way to support the Center, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.

The Impact of Your Giving


given once a month could sustain the Center's life-changing programs on an ongoing basis.


Could provide safety, security and community for a young person facing homelessness.


Given via your will, trust or by beneficiary designation could secure your legacy for the LGBT community.

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