Georgia Agape, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. As a donor-supported organization, we depend on the goodwill of caring people to support our work. There are many ways to give to Agape. Here are the most common. Click DONATE NOW to donate now!
Ways to Give
1. Cash or Check
Cash gifts are the simplest and most common way of giving. According to IRS regulations, gifts of cash are tax deductible up to 50% of one's adjusted gross income in the year the gifts are given. If the cash gifts exceed the 50% threshold, then the remainder can be carried over and used as a deduction for up to five years.
2. Online Giving by Credit Card/Debit Card
Agape now has the ability to accept gifts by credit card online. Click Donate Now to do this.
Giving securities (stocks and bonds) may have tax advantages for donors. Click Gift of Securities for more information on this.
4. Corporate Matching Gifts
There are some corporations that have matching gift programs for social service organizations. Check with your company to see if they have this benefit.
5. Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT)
Agape is able to accept funds through an automatic bank draft service know as electronic funds transfers. Click Electronic Funds Transfers for more information on this option.
6. Giving Through Our Fund Raising Events
Agape holds several major events to raise funds each year, including our Thanksgiving Appeal, our Children’s Classic golf event, our Change for Children Campaign and our Summertime Appeal. Many choose to do their giving this way.
7. Life Insurance
Agape can be selected as a primary or secondary beneficiary on any life insurance policy. Owners of policies can choose the percentage or actual dollar amount they wish to go to Agape and other beneficiaries. Agape can even be designated the owner of the policy.
Agape can be included in an individual's will specifying the exact way and designated amount of one's estate which would be bequeathed to Agape. There are tax advantages to this as well as philanthropic benefits. Go to Planned Giving for more information.
Trusts set up through estate planning can be handled similarly as wills. There are legal and tax ramifications for these plans which can include charitable giving. Go to Planned Giving for more information.
10. Retirement Plans
Giving to Agape through retirement plans, such as IRAs and 401Ks, can be handled through beneficiary designations. These can be done outside of wills and trusts. Consult your CPA or a Tax Advisor for details and options.
11. Real Estate
Real estate can be gifted to Agape as long as Agape is willing to accept the property. There are several aspects to be considered to ensure AGAPE's legal and financial protections. Please call Ken Dowdy, Agape's Director of Development, to discuss. 770-452-9995.
Disclaimer: Please consult your tax and real estate planning professionals for the tax implications of any designated planned giving.