Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

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Planned Giving Options

Through planned giving, you can help us create a world free of oppression. Learn more about the variety of options available.

Not sure how to get started? Our Giving Journey tool can help point you down the right path.

Wills and Living Trusts

A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest. A charitable bequest is a few sentences in your will or living trust that leave to UUSC a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events, or a percentage of your estate. As little as one sentence of bequest language is all that is needed to complete your gift. Learn more about directing your assets to the people and causes you care about.

Beneficiary Designations

Continue supporting UUSC’s human rights work after your lifetime by naming UUSC as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you’re gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will, which make this approach an easy way to give. It’s also flexible as you can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want. Learn more.

Charitable Gift Annuities

This gift provides you with regular payments and allows us to further our work. When you create a charitable gift annuity with UUSC you also can receive a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity

Charitable Remainder Trusts

If you have built up a sizeable estate and are also looking for ways to receive reliable payments, you may want to explore the advantages of setting up a charitable remainder trust. Benefits of a charitable remainder trust include potential for a partial charitable income tax deduction, potential for increased income, and up-front capital gains tax avoidance. Discover which type of charitable trust best fits your estate plan.

More Ways to Give

Charitable Lead Trusts

Benefit from tax savings that result from support UUSC and retain assets that you’d like your family to receive someday. Discover which type of charitable trust best fits your estate plan.

Real Estate

Make a significant gift to UUSC without touching your bank account through a gift of real estate. Learn about the many ways to use real estate to support UUSC and the benefits this gift affords you

Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Endowed Gifts

Endowment gifts provide immediate and long-term benefits. Endowment donations are invested with a portion of the annual income from the investment used to address immediate UUSC needs. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support. Learn more.

Donor Advised Funds

Like a charitable savings account, a donor advised fund is an easy, cost-effective way to show support. Learn more.

Wake Now Our Vision

Meet the legacy challenge! Make a new planned gift intention and UUSC could receive a gift in 2019. The WNOV Campaign is a joint effort of six UU partner institutions. A $5 million grant from the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock provides a 10 percent cash match of up to $10,000 for new planned gift intentions to partners and congregations. The earliest the matching funds are expected in the Summer of 2019. Participate in the challenge