Planned Giving

Your generous gift brings continuing hope to the persecuted.

Begin here
  • Planned Giving

    Your generous gift brings continuing hope to the persecuted.
    Begin here

  • Bequests

    You include language in your will or trust leaving a gift to Open Doors USA from your remaining estate.
    Learn More

  • IRA Rollover

    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
    Learn More

  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts

    You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
    Learn More

Text Resize
Print This
Email This
Calculate Plan
eBrochure
Contact Us
View Video
Mobile Video Button

Life Estate Reserved

You may desire to leave your home or farm to Open Doors at your death but would also like to receive a current charitable income tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution you need!

Life Estate Reserved
Home
Life Estate
Life Use
Open Doors USA
Charity image

Benefits of a life estate reserved

  • Receive a federal income tax deduction for the value of the remainder interest in your home or farm
  • Preserve your lifetime use and control of your home or farm
  • Create a life estate based on more than one life. This will preserve the use of the property for you and a loved one, such as a spouse or dependent child

How a life estate works

  1. You deed your home or farm to Open Doors. The deed will include a provision that gives you the right to use your home or farm for the rest of your life and that of any other life estate party named in the deed.
  2. You and Open Doors sign a maintenance, insurance and taxes (MIT) agreement to explain that you will do your best to keep the property in good condition and that you will maintain property insurance and pay the property taxes.
  3. When the owners of the life estate have passed away, your home or farm will belong to Open Doors. We will use or sell the property to further our charitable work.

Contact us

To learn more about a life estate, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

Print This
Email This
Calculate Plan
eBrochure
Contact Us
View Video
scriptsknown