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Ways to Give
Via Services provides several pathways for you to give and support your community. To sustain our unique, life-enhancing programs, Via depends on a wide-range of assistance. Some of the ways in which the community gives include gifts and memorials from individuals and families, fundraising events hosted by service clubs and businesses, donations of materials and professional services, and of course the invaluable work of hundreds of volunteers. If you are interested in giving to Via Services, please contact our Advancement Department at 408-243-7861.
Our planned giving program is a vital step in helping us build a significant endowment fund to ensure the continued stability of our programs and operations. As with other charitable endowment funds, Via uses only the annual interest accrued to the fund while the principal remains untouched. With each new gift, the principal increases, thus ensuring that Via will be able to continue serving children and adults with disabilities for many years to come. A gift to Via's endowment fund can come in many forms. Since Via is a charitable organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) classification, sizable income, gift and estate tax savings may be available to you. We will work with you to help plan and choose a gift that is personally satisfying and financially sound - tailored to fit your particular needs. The Via Services endowment fund offers several options for planned gifts:
These donations provide immediate funds for Via Services and income tax deductions for the donor for the current tax year.
Wills or Living Trusts
A bequest made in a will or living trust is a simple way to give, not only helping Via Services, but also providing possible estate tax benefits.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
A charitable remainder trust enables you to convert appreciated securities or real estate assets into lifetime income without having to pay capital gains tax. This can help to reduce or eliminate estate tax. Upon the donor's death, the remaining trust assets are transferred to Via Services.
Gift of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities offer significant tax advantages.
Via Services can be named as the primary or contingent beneficiary of IRA’s annuities, Keoghs, 401K plans and other pension and profit sharing plans. Upon the participant's death, Via receives its designated share.
Gifts of life insurance offer a tax deduction as well as an easy way to support Via Services. A donor can name Via as a beneficiary and a tax deduction can be taken.
Developed and undeveloped land and personal residences can be deeded outright to Via, with no capital gains tax owed on the increase in value.
Tangible Personal Property
Works of art, antiques, jewelry, rare books, coins, stamps and similar items are also suitable gifts.
* This information is not intended as specific legal or tax advice. Please contact your attorney when considering any legal matter. State laws which govern wills and contracts vary and are subject to change.*
Your in-kind gift is welcome and appreciated at Via Services. Many of our community groups who work on projects for our Via West and First Step Early Intervention programs also provide the equipment and supplies to complete the project. Via Services has benefitted from the generosity of our community and Bay Area business through the receipt of many items and services that support our programs.