If you are 70½ or older and have an IRA, you are already qualified!
How a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Works
You are at least 70½ years old with IRA funds you no longer need
Make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA
Your QCD goes directly to charity, supporting a cause you care about
*If you are 72 years old or older, your QCD can count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD)!
Did You Know?
Sample Beneficiary Designation
Legal name: The Catholic Bishop of Chicago
Office of Stewardship and Development
835 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Federal Tax ID number: 36-2170826
Discover the Benefits of a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
Reduce Your Taxable Income
When you take funds from your IRA, they count as taxable income. But if you transfer them directly to charity, you reduce your taxable income while satisfying your RMD.
Fulfill Your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
After you turn 72, you must distribute funds from your IRA. If you do not distribute the required minimum, you may be penalized, but a QCD allows a transfer up to $100,000 per individual or $200,000 per couple to satisfy your RMD.
Transform the World
“An annual distribution from my IRA is a wonderful way to support my parish and the various ministries of the archdiocese. In addition, it is an excellent way to lower my taxable income for the year.”
Find Out if a Qualified Charitable Distribution is Right For You
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You’re qualified to make this type of gift!
It looks like there are still some requirements that need to be met!
Take Your Next Steps
Get started by selecting your IRA custodian and filling out your information below.
This information will be used to pre-fill your distribution form.
Once you have downloaded and completed the rest of your form, please mail the form to your IRA custodian. We recommend mailing this by December 1 to ensure you receive your tax deduction for this year.
Please let us know about your generous gift!
We’d like to thank you and ensure your gift goes to the fund you desire.