Planned Giving

What is most important to you? How would you like to be remembered? A planned gift allows you the opportunity to leave an imprint on our community, now or later, while potentially deriving tax benefits. By pledging a planned gift to The Lord’s Place, you are granted the certainty that you are making a difference in the future of thousands of individuals who are less fortunate.

Join a circle of friends who all believe in transformations. As a trusted charity serving nearly 1,700 clients a year and consistently receiving four stars from Charity Navigator – The Lord’s Place strives to break down barriers and get to the root of homelessness. By making a planned gift, your legacy will be formally recognized in our front hall, and in the hearts of our clients.

A simple way to support the future of The Lord’s Place is to provide for it in your will, as a lump sum or as a percentage of your estate. Benefits may include an estate tax charitable deduction as well as potentially lessening the tax burden on your family.

Estate Plan
You can give cash outright though a bequest in your Will or Living Trust, or by using vehicles such as Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts. These options have potential benefits of income paid to you and your spouse at guaranteed and attractive rates of return, as well as gift and estate tax savings.

Life Insurance
You can make The Lord’s Place a beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy, or you can purchase a new policy and make The Lord’s Place the owner and beneficiary. When executed properly, the life insurance proceeds will not be included in your estate for tax purposes. Life insurance is a flexible charitable giving tool that can be tailored to your unique financial needs while also supporting The Lord’s Place.

Real Estate, Retirement Assets or Stocks and Bonds
Donating appreciated securities allows the donor to avoid capital gains tax on the donated securities while still generating an income tax deduction. A gift of an IRA, 401K or 403B, pension, or other deferred plan is a good way to help The Lord’s Place, which is not taxed upon receiving the gift. A gift of your appreciated property or land could help you avoid capital gains tax, and allow you to receive a charitable income tax deduction.


Planned Giving Brochure
Statement of Intent

Please consider donating to The Lord’s Place Endowment through the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  The “Make It Happen Fund” was set up so donors could invest in the future of the agency.  To learn more, or to donate, please visit our page at

Call 561-578-4928 to talk about how you can forever change the landscape of The Lord’s Place.

This summary of ways to give is for informational purposes only and is not intended as tax advice.  Consult with your financial adviser regarding your individual circumstances.

The Lord’s Place is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible according to IRS Rules and Regulations. Tax ID # 59-2240502.