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Ideas for Giving and Moving Forward in 2020

In the midst of all that is going on, many of our friends and supporters are looking forward to the future when they can enjoy community with friends and resume their regular activities. In response to the current situation, Congress recently enacted several tax law changes. The Foundations of Sharp HealthCare have created this page to offer resources to help you with your tax planning and to offer some ideas for you to consider if you are thinking about making a gift in support of our mission during this time:

1. CARES Act

This recently passed law includes several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving. These include:

2. Donor Advised Funds

If you have a donor-advised fund (DAF) and wish to help us this year, you can make a gift from your DAF to support our work without affecting your personal financial security.

If you are planning to create a donor-advised fund in 2020, please consider establishing a Sharp DAF. Sharp is offering this as a service to our donors, allowing you to support quality healthcare in San Diego while continuing to support other organizations you care about.

3. Charitable Gift Annuity

If you are concerned about your financial security given the ups and downs of the stock market, you may want to consider making a gift to fund a charitable gift annuity. You might be surprised by the benefits. You can exchange your low-performing stock, CDs or cash for guaranteed, lifetime fixed payments. If you make a gift of an appreciated asset, you will not have to pay capital gains when you fund the annuity. You may also benefit from a tax deduction this year and a portion of your payments could be tax-free.


In December 2019, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, limiting stretch payments to IRA beneficiaries to 10 years. As a result of this legislation, your loved ones will now have to pay even more taxes on IRA distributions, effectively reducing their inheritance. If you are considering including a charitable bequest in your estate plans, the SECURE Act makes it even more attractive to use some or all of your retirement assets to fund your bequest, and leave other non-taxable assets to your loved ones.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these ideas, please contact us. Please also let us know how we can help you during this time.