If you prefer to make charitable contributions to a variety of organizations, a Private Family Foundation might be the appropriate strategy for you. The foundation itself is considered a charity, so you can transfer highly appreciated assets to the foundation to avoid capital gains taxes. You can even use that contribution as a tax deduction. Assets gifted to the foundation are exempt from your overall estate, helping to lower estate tax liability, and these donations are exempt from gift tax exclusions. As you can see, a Private Family Foundation is a win-win strategy all the way around! Our team can guide you in establishing your foundation, and help you decide upon the most tax-advantaged strategies for making donations.