Year in and year out, donations from individuals provide core support to Vintage House. We couldn’t do what we do without community support. Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount.
You can make a one-time gift or a recurring gift, providing Vintage House with the ongoing support it needs throughout the year. Help ensure that all Sonoma Valley residents—regardless of their age—have the opportunity to live their best life by making a tax-deductible contribution today.
Other Ways to Support Vintage House:
Honors & Memorials
You can designate your gift in honor of or in memory of someone special to you. Your gift will be acknowledged in our newsletter, and a letter will be sent to notify the individual that you designate.
Donations of Appreciated Assets
Do you own long-held stocks or bonds that have significantly increased in value? Do you own real estate that has appreciated over the years? You can avoid capital gains tax and take a tax deduction for the full value of any appreciated asset when you transfer ownership to Vintage House.
Have you thought about what your legacy will be? Do you want to help ensure that Vintage House has the resources it needs—now and in the future—to serve the growing needs of Sonoma Valley seniors? There are many ways to leave a legacy that both meet your current financial needs and help ensure Vintage House has your support long into the future.
- Charitable Gift Annuity
A charitable gift annuity is a giving tool that provides you with a fixed income for life and leaves a lasting gift to your designated charity. You can designate a specific amount or percentage of your estate, and do so even after other specified gifts have been made.
- Gift of Appreciated Stocks
You can transfer shares of appreciated stock to Vintage House and take a charitable deduction on your tax return in the amount equal to the value of your gift on the day of the transfer. Transferring stock with significant gains to Vintage House will allow you to avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock.
- Gift of Real Estate
An individual can take an income tax deduction for 100% of the fair market value of real estate held for more than one year. In addition, the capital gains taxes due if the property had been sold are by-passed when the real estate is gifted. The outright gift of the property reduces your taxable estate.
- Gift of Life Insurance
If you have a policy that was purchased several years ago but the need for this coverage no longer exists, instead of cashing in the policy for cash, consider contributing the policy for the benefit of Vintage House. By changing the ownership and beneficiary of the policy to Vintage House, you will receive a charitable income tax deduction for the value of the policy.
- Gift of an IRA
When you name Vintage House as the beneficiary of your IRA, 100% of the value of your account comes directly to Vintage House—tax free. When left to your heirs, individuals must pay taxes on funds as they are withdrawn. Ensure that 100% of the value of your hard earned retirement savings is put to work helping seniors in need by naming Vintage House as a beneficiary.
You can name Vintage House in your estate plan by designating us as a beneficiary of either a percentage of your assets or a specific gift amount.
If you would like to discuss making a legacy gift to Vintage House, or if you have already named Vintage House in your estate plans, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Priscilla Essert, Executive Director at 707.996.0311, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vintage House is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Federal Tax I.D. #94-2745586.