Help Family and Your Hometown

You may be looking for a way to provide your children with income while making a charitable gift. The “give it twice” trust is a popular option that allows you to transfer your IRA or other asset at death to fund a term of years charitable remainder trust. We call this kind of trust a give it twice trust because you can use the trust to pay income first to your family for a number of years and then distribute the balance of the trust to charity.

Benefits of a Give It Twice Trust

  • Leave a lasting legacy with your gift
  • Use the full value of your unused retirement account to provide income to your surviving spouse and to provide income to children or other loved ones for a specified period of time
  • Create an estate tax deduction and savings from the charitable gift

How a Give It Twice Trust works

  1. We can help you and your attorney with the process of creating a charitable remainder trust.
  2. You complete an IRA or other retirement account beneficiary designation form, naming the charitable remainder trust as the beneficiary, and return the form to the account custodian.
  3. When you pass away, the custodian will transfer your retirement account to the charitable remainder trust.
  4. The trust will pay income to your spouse, children or other individual beneficiaries for their life, term of years or life plus term of years.
  5. At the conclusion of the payments, the balance of the trust will be transferred to The Community Foundation or an affiliated fund.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about a give it twice trust, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.