Legacy of Love
Leaving a Legacy of Love
Niagara Gospel Mission depends on the gifts of God’s people to offer essential services and transformative programs to homeless individuals throughout our community. Your cash contributions allow us to minister to the needs of our homeless guests and recovery residents now. Your planned, noncash and estate gifts allow us to minister in the years to come.
Learn more on this page about how you can support Niagara Gospel Mission in a variety of ways. With your help, we are transforming our community one life at a time.
Gifts of Cash
Your unrestricted gifts of cash allow Niagara Gospel Mission to meet immediate needs every day. You may choose to designate your gifts or donate money in honor or in memory of a loved one, too. Make your donation here.
Gifts of Stock and Shares
When you donate appreciated stock held one year directly to Niagara Gospel Mission, you avoid capital gains tax and you may still deduct the full fair-market value from your income tax.
Gifts through Your Estate
Provide for Niagara Gospel Mission in your estate plan using this simple codicil:
I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise, and bequeath to Niagara Gospel Mission, Niagara Falls, New York, [percent or amount] of my estate for its unrestricted use and purpose.
Retirement Assets and IRA Giving
Designating Niagara Gospel Mission as the beneficiary of your retirement account offers several tax advantages. Unlike individual beneficiaries, charities do not pay income tax on withdrawals from these accounts, plus the sum you give will not be included in your adjusted gross income.
Gifts of Life Insurance
You can name Niagara Gospel Mission as a beneficiary of part or all of your life insurance. For instance, you can provide 80 percent of the benefit to family and 20 percent to the Mission. Or name the Mission as a contingency beneficiary in the event your primary beneficiaries cannot accept the gift.
Gifts In-kind and Real Estate
Niagara Gospel Mission always appreciates your in-kind gifts of items we’ve included in our needs lists. When considering a donation of real estate, equipment, vehicles and other large items, please contact John Cooper, director of development, at jcooper@niagaraGRM.org before making your donation.
Contribute to Niagara Gospel Mission through your established Donor-advised Fund (DAF). A donor-advised fund is a giving account established at a public charity, allowing donors to make a charitable contribution, realize an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants to their favorite charities whenever they choose. Learn more at https://thesignatry.com.
Take Note! Before making a planned gift to Niagara Gospel Mission, talk with your personal tax advisor, financial planner or estate attorney. Thank you for your faithful and consistent partnership with our ministry. You are transforming lives!
To learn more about planned giving opportunities, contact John Cooper at (716) 205-8805 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org