Charitable Lead Trust

If you are looking to make a substantial gift to Continuum of Care, Inc. over a period of years, own an income-producing asset that is appreciating, and want to ensure that those particular assets will ultimately pass to your loved ones, the charitable lead trust may be the best vehicle. A charitable lead trust provides income to Continuum of Care, Inc. for a period of years, after which the trust principal is directed to you or to your named beneficiary or beneficiaries.

A charitable lead trust is created by irrevocably transferring cash, stock, income-producing assets, or a combination of these assets to a trustee to be managed and invested. The income (either a fixed-dollar amount or a fixed percentage of the trust principal as revalued each year) is paid to Continuum of Care, Inc. for a specified number of years. Upon the termination of the trust, the remaining trust assets, including any appreciation of the assets, will pass to the designated beneficiary or beneficiaries, with a substantial deduction on gift taxes in consideration of the income stream to Continuum of Care, Inc. The donor receives a charitable gift tax deduction for the present value of the annual income paid to Continuum of Care, Inc. This kind of trust has the ability to reduce or potentially eliminate gift tax on the future transfer of the assets to the remainder beneficiary (i.e., your children or grandchildren). Additionally, the trust assets will have been irrevocably removed from your estate and will therefore not be part of your taxable estate and as such will not be subject to estate taxes.

We recommend that you consult your tax advisor to determine additional tax benefits to which you may be entitled.

For more information, please contact Continuum of Care, Inc.'s Vice President of Development at 203.562.2264 x236.

Continuum of Care, Inc.’s mission is to enable people who are challenged with mental illness, intellectual disability, and/or co-occurring substance use disorder, to rebuild a meaningful life and thrive in the community.