Giving Options

Giving Options

There are a variety of creative ways to fulfill your philanthropic goals by supporting the Saint Francis Foundation. You can achieve significant tax advantages, maximize your giving potential and even secure lifetime income for you or someone else. We would be happy to work with you and your financial advisor to achieve your charitable objectives.

Gifts of Cash

Write a check, send a money order, or make a gift via your credit card payable to the Saint Francis Foundation and receive an income tax deduction.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of long-term, appreciated stock provide significant tax benefits. Capital gains taxes are completely avoided and you receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock. Call the Foundation Office at 302.575.8261 for simple stock transfer instructions.

Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 companies match employees’ and retirees’ contributions. Please check with your Human Resources office for easy instructions on how to double, even triple your gift.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Make the Saint Francis Foundation owner and beneficiary of your paid insurance policy and receive a current income tax deduction.

Legacy Gifts

The Society offers creative giving opportunities that enable people to make gifts they might have previously thought impossible. A gift can be funded with cash or other assets. Either way, planned giving can help you achieve your philanthropic goals while enhancing your personal financial plans and security.


Name the Saint Francis Foundation as the recipient of all or a portion of your estate and reduce your estate taxes. Contact your attorney about making a provision in your will.

Life Income Gifts

There are a variety of gift vehicles that enable you to transfer assets to the Saint Francis Foundation, benefit from a current income tax deduction, and receive income for life. We would be happy to work with you and your financial advisor to achieve your charitable objectives.

Invest in the health of our entire community by donating to the Saint Francis Foundation.