Protect Your Assets

With a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust, you can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting the Asian Art Museum Foundation without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday.

There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to the museum:

  • A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to the museum and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
  • A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to the museum go up as well.

An Example of How It Works

Father smiling with children George would like to support the museum and provide for his children. He received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7% of the initial fair market value) to the museum each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $955,700. Assuming the trust earns an average 6% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.

*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Director of Individual and Legacy Giving Kate McNulty at 415.581.3683 or kmcnulty@asianart.org to talk about supporting the museum by setting up a charitable lead trust.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the museum in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Asian Art Museum Foundation
Address: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Federal Tax ID Number: 94-1704765

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