Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust allows you and/or other designated beneficiaries to receive income from a trust for your lifetime(s), or for a period of years not to exceed 20. At the end of that time, the balance of the trust is transferred to APHA. You can take a charitable deduction for a portion of the gift you make to the trust in the year the trust is formed. (In some cases, additional funds may be added in later years.) The two most common types of charitable remainder trusts are annuity trusts and unitrusts, which differ in how the income you receive from the trust is calculated and distributed.