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Support Organization

A support organization offers both the operational advantages of a Private Foundation and the tax advantages of the public charities they support. A support organization is subject to fewer restrictions than a private foundation but offers you less control over administration and distribution. It is a unique type of charitable organization because of its special relationship to a public charity. It is classified as a public charity, as opposed to a private foundation, which is a private charity. Essentially, by establishing a support organization, you choose either one or several charitable organizations to benefit from the support organization. The support organization will manage the funds. The support organization may support more than one charity, but all charities must be named at the time the support organization is established.

The typical donor:

Gift features and benefits:

How Do I Make a Gift Using a Support Organization?

If you choose to create a support organization that supports the Church and its institutions, Philanthropies' professional staff can help you understand the benefits and options. A support organization is created by a formal document that describes the involvement of the Church and those it appoints to join you and your family members in choosing gift income recipients from among the charities named in the document.

Support organizations should only be considered with the help of your financial and legal advisors. They should be part of a well thought-out financial and estate plan. Once created, a support organization is an effective setting for implementing your family values and perpetuating those values after your death.

Other Facts You Should Know about a Support Organization

A support organization must be structured to meet three tests:

There are many advantages of a support organization:

There are also some disadvantages of a support organization:

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