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Whether you’re updating your will, selling a company, memorializing a loved one, or simply streamlining your charitable giving, our specialists can help you support the causes you care about.

DECIDE WHAT TO GIVE

You can give cash (online by credit card or a check by mail) or other qualifying asset. Many donors choose to give publicly traded stock, retirement plan assets, closely held stock, and life insurance. We’re also experts in working with charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts, and dissolving private foundations into funds at The Trust.

Matching gift programs can often double or triple the impact of your contribution, and some companies even match gifts from spouses and/or retirees. Please check with your company.

 

DECIDE WHEN TO GIVE

You decide the timeline. Do you want to start a fund for giving today? If so, a donor-advised fund may be the best choice. If you’d like to leave a charitable gift through your will or planned giving vehicle, then an unrestricted, field-of-interest, or designated fund allows you to support the causes you care about for generations to come. Learn more below.

Choose Your Fund Type(s)

The following are some of our most popular types of funds.

If you don’t see exactly what you want below, we offer customized charitable funds to meet the diverse needs of our donors. Contact us at giving@nyct-cfi.org or (212) 686-0010 x363 to discuss your options.

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Unrestricted Funds
Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted Funds provide maximum flexibility to address New York’s needs—today and tomorrow. We will use your gift to support effective nonprofits working on the most pressing problems.

Learn more about Unrestricted Funds
Field-of-Interest Funds
Field-of-Interest Funds

Field-of-Interest Funds focus on your particular areas of charitable interest, such as hunger, education, or health care. You define the purpose(s) and we find and fund the best nonprofits to advance your philanthropic goals.

Learn more about Field-of-Interest Funds
Designated Funds
Designated Funds

Designated Funds allow you to name the charity, or charities, that you want to support. We invest the money, regularly make grants in your name, and monitor these organizations.

Learn more about Designated Funds
Donor-Advised Funds
Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds are a good fit for those looking to streamline their giving in a tax-smart way. You and anyone you appoint as an advisor can easily recommend organizations to receive grants. It’s simple: You recommend the organizations using our simple online portal, we do the due diligence and the paperwork.

(Please note that, by law, we cannot be bound by these recommendations, but we take them very seriously and approve grants to nonprofits that meet charitable and financial standards.)

Learn more about Donor-Advised Funds
Unrestricted Funds
Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted Funds provide maximum flexibility to address New York’s needs—today and tomorrow. We will use your gift to support effective nonprofits working on the most pressing problems.

Learn more about Unrestricted Funds
Field-of-Interest Funds
Field-of-Interest Funds

Field-of-Interest Funds focus on your particular areas of charitable interest, such as hunger, education, or health care. You define the purpose(s) and we find and fund the best nonprofits to advance your philanthropic goals.

Learn more about Field-of-Interest Funds
Designated Funds
Designated Funds

Designated Funds allow you to name the charity, or charities, that you want to support. We invest the money, regularly make grants in your name, and monitor these organizations.

Learn more about Designated Funds
Donor-Advised Funds
Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds are a good fit for those looking to streamline their giving in a tax-smart way. You and anyone you appoint as an advisor can easily recommend organizations to receive grants. It’s simple: You recommend the organizations using our simple online portal, we do the due diligence and the paperwork.

(Please note that, by law, we cannot be bound by these recommendations, but we take them very seriously and approve grants to nonprofits that meet charitable and financial standards.)

Learn more about Donor-Advised Funds

How We Invest

Donors can choose investment vehicles right for their grantmaking.

Learn more about investment options