Planned Giving Options

There are several options you can consider for planned giving. You choose the specific plan which is best for you depending on your personal circumstances.

  • Outright Gifts
  • Wills and Bequests
  • Living Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Life Insurance Policies with SVDP as Beneficiary
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets
  • Charitable Gift Annuities


You can easily make a charitable gift of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate/trust, a certain asset or make the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Endowment Fund a “residual beneficiary”. In addition to very generous charitable gift, your trust or estate receives an estate tax deduction as well.


By designating the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement plan, you support the important work and avoid both estate and income tax. All that is required is to name “The Catholic Foundation for the benefit of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas” as owner for a portion of all of your IRA qualified retirement plan.


You can assign whole life insurance policies and name “The Catholic Foundation for the benefit of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas” as beneficiary. In return for your generosity, in most cases you receive a tax deduction for the premiums you have paid.

An Endowment is a fund that is invested to produce maximum total returns that are used to fund program expenses. An endowment gift may be given for general purposes and used at the discretion of the Board, or it may be expressly designated, or restricted, for a specific program. Endowment funds are intended to last forever, with investment income and gains providing 4% to 7% for annual spending while at the same time growing the funds to assist future generations. For example, a $10,000 endowment gift will provide $400-$700 each year for SVdP programs. Endowment funds are critical to the long-term health and stability of non-profit organizations like the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. They enable the Society to level out its funding sources over good times and bad. The working poor and homeless individuals and families whom we serve are especially in need of food, rental assistance and medical attention when the economy is poor and donations decline. Endowment funds ensure that these important services can be provided over the long term.

For additional information on planned giving or establishing an endowment please contact us at or 214-520-0650 ext 120. If you need more advanced information about planned giving, we have partnered with The Catholic Foundation to provide you with the most up to date ways of fulfilling your charitable intentions.