Other Ways of Giving
From the very beginning in 1964, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation was supported and continues to rely on the generosity of individuals, community groups, and other funders who believe that historic preservation can be a tool for achieving social, cultural, and economic renewal in our communities.
It is only through the generosity of our members, private foundations, and businesses that we are able to bring our preservation ideas and principles to life. We are fortunate to have a devoted and dedicated group of people who do not give up, but who continue to believe in the value of our cause.
PHLF accepts donations and gifts in any amounts. Your donations support an array of programs and you may give to specific areas of interest to you. You may do that in a number of ways.
Donor Advised Named Funds
Create your own legacy in preservation by establishing a donor advised named fund that will not only help support PHLF’s mission but also honor you or a loved one in perpetuity. You may do that through a gift of $10,000 or more to PHLF, but you may also defer establishing your fund by making PHLF a beneficiary of your will, living trust, retirement plan or insurance policy.
We believe a donor-advised named fund gives our donors the opportunity to guide us on how to use their contribution in support of mutual preservation issues. Your fund, once established, can also grow with additional contributions.
A bequest is a popular legacy gift to support causes near and dear to you. Bequests allow donors to focus on current financial obligations while also providing support to enable the work of organizations like PHLF. A gift in your will or trust to PHLF may be a gift of a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.
A gift annuity is a simple contract between a donor and PHLF. You transfer cash or appreciated securities in exchange for fixed income payments for life. You may also qualify for an income tax deduction and at the same time offer your gift to support preservation through PHLF.
PHLF is one of the few historic preservation organizations in the United States that accepts gifts of real estate. You may donate residential, commercial or undeveloped real estate to PHLF to further the mission of our organization and your interests in preservation.
Gifts of Securities
You may donate appreciated securities or mutual funds to PHLF as a tax-wise and simple way of helping support your interest in preservation.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable remainder trust (CRT) is an irrevocable trust that generates a potential income stream for you, as the donor to the CRT, or other beneficiaries, with the remainder of the donated assets going to PHLF. This charitable giving strategy generates income and can enable you to pursue your philanthropic goals while also helping provide for living expenses. Charitable trusts can offer flexibility and some control over your intended charitable beneficiaries as well as lifetime income, thereby helping with retirement, estate planning and tax management.
Charitable Lead Trust
A charitable lead trust is an irrevocable trust designed to provide financial support to organization like PHLF for a period of time, with the remaining assets eventually going to family members or other beneficiaries. A charitable lead trust can be funded either during the lifetime of the individual creating the trust or by will. It is a strategy most frequently used by the charitably inclined for estate or gift tax planning purposes. It can potentially provide benefits such as an income tax deductions or estate or gift tax savings on assets ultimately passed to the individuals designated as remainder beneficiaries. At the same time, the trust distributes regular payments to benefit PHLF during the term of the trust.