Planned Giving

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our most important job is caring for and educating our Lakota children. When you include St. Joseph's Indian School in your long-term estate or financial plans, you become our thiyóšpayeextended family — and we can continue providing hope and stability for some of our nation's most impoverished children. Your gift ensures St. Joseph's Indian School remains a secure environment where Lakota children can thrive, now and in the future.

CARES Act — Coronavirus Relief Bill

The March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has become law. One provision allows taxpayers who do not itemize their taxes the ability to deduct up to $300 in cash donations made to a charity in 2020. Even if you take a standard deduction, this applies to you!

This is a great opportunity to reduce your tax burden while helping the Lakota children.

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Donor Advised Funds

If you are looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support St. Joseph's Indian School and other causes you love, a donor advised fund may be for you. A donor advised fund is like a charitable savings account, you set up but is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free.

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Wills and Living Trusts

If you are interested in partnering with St. Joseph’s Indian School to serve the Lakota children in the future, without fiving up your assets today, there is still a solution. By including just one sentence in your Will or Living Trust, you can make a positive impact on Lakota children.

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Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Establishing a memorial or tribute gift to St. Joseph's Indian School is a meaningful way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion while helping educate Native American youth in mind, body, heart and spirit.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit St. Joseph's Indian School and receive tax benefits in return. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

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Charitable Gift Annuity

There's a way for you to support St. Joseph’s Indian School and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity. A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and St. Joseph's Indian School where you agree to make a gift to St. Joseph's Indian School and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

If you have built up a sizable estate and are also looking for ways to receive reliable payments, you may want to check out the advantages of setting up a charitable remainder trust. A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

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Endowed Gifts

An endowment gift to St. Joseph's Indian School today provides a brighter picture for our students' futures. Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at St. Joseph's Indian School. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

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Charitable Lead Trusts

With a charitable lead trust, You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

There are two ways charitable lead trusts make payments: a charitable lead annuity trust and a charitable lead unitrust.

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Real Estate

Want to make a big gift to St. Joseph's Indian School without touching your bank account? Consider giving St. Joseph's Indian School real estate. Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

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