Planned Giving

Create a Legacy

Create a legacy of support for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) and our mission to eliminate childhood cancer. Your planned gift to the NPCF helps the foundation continue to save lives by funding cutting-edge research. Together, we can find a faster cure for children with cancer. When you make a planned gift to support our work, you become a member of The Sunshine Foundation and enjoy special publications, invitations to events, and more.

Planned gifts are among the most powerful tools currently available to philanthropists. They can make it possible for you to do many things at once. For example, they can help you:

  • advance the mission of the NPCF, either in the short term or the long term
  • make a gift that provides you (and your beneficiaries) tax advantages and/or an income stream today
  • attend to the financial needs of your loved ones

There’s more. Planned gifts can make it possible for you to give more, and therefore have more impact, than would otherwise be the case. And finally, planned gifts can make it possible for you to have an impact sooner. Planned gifts can help successful people of all ages — including you — make meaningful charitable gifts.

NPCF Federal tax ID number: 59-3097333

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual result.

Gifts That Everyone Can Afford

Gifts That Everyone Can Afford


A bequest is any gift — including personal property, stocks, bonds, jewelry, cash and real estate — given to an individual or organization through an estate plan or will. Bequests are the most popular type of planned gift given to nonprofits.

Individual Retirement Account (IRA):

An individual retirement account (IRA) allows you to save money for retirement in a tax-advantaged way. An IRA is an account set up at a financial institution that allows an individual to save for retirement with tax-free growth or on a tax-deferred basis. IRA distributions can be made to NPCF if you are 72 years of age, and before December 31, 2020.

Required Minimum Distribution:

A required minimum distribution (RMD) is the amount of money that must be withdrawn from a traditional IRA, SEP, or SIMPLE individual retirement account (IRA) by owners and qualified retirement plan participants of retirement age. As of 2020, the age for withdrawing from retirement accounts changed. It now must happen by April 1 following the year account holders reach age 72 (prior to 2020, the RMD age had been 70½ years old). The retiree must then withdraw the RMD amount each subsequent year based on the current RMD calculation.

Life Insurance:

  1. Name National Pediatric Cancer Foundation as the primary or contingent beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy
  2. Use of dividends from existing policy. Assign annual dividends to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  3. Group term life insurance can also be used to meet your charitable giving objectives. Like individual policies, you can name NPCF as the beneficiary of the group term insurance coverage.


A stock donation to NPCF provides a tax deduction for the full fair market value. And because you are donating stock, your contribution and tax deduction may instantly increase over 20%. Stocks can be transferred directly to NPCF.

Gifts That Pay You Income

Charitable Remainder Trust:

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) is a tax-exempt, irrevocable trust that pays income to a donor or other beneficiaries for a set term — either life, or a designated number of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the trust is donated to the designated charity.


A contractual arrangement to pay a fixed sum of money to an individual at regular intervals. The charitable gift annuity is a gift that secures fixed lifetime payments to the benefactor and/or another individual.

Charitable Gift Annuity:

A charitable gift annuity, or CGA, is a simple gift contract that provides one or two beneficiaries with fixed income for life in exchange for a donation to a nonprofit.

Gifts That Protect Your Assets

Gifts That Protect Your Assets

Charitable Lead Trust:

A charitable lead trust is an irrevocable trust that pays income to a charity or charities for a set period of time. At the end of that time, the remaining assets are distributed to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Retained Life Estate:

Set up a gift of your residence, and continue living there. This is a good way to leave a gift that won’t cost you anything during your lifetime.

Other Ways to Give

Endowment Fund:

An invested fund owned by a charity from which the capital appreciation and/or income is used to support the general or specific objectives of that charity’s mission.

Donor-Advised Funds:

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a giving vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

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