Required Minimum Distribution - Compassion International

Required Minimum Distribution

At age 70 ½, IRS regulations require individuals with qualified retirement accounts to begin taking minimum withdrawals from their account, which is also known as Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).

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To avoid the risk of a higher tax bracket, you can also gift your Individual Retirement Account RMD to charity. You’ll benefit when you receive a charitable deduction while supporting Compassion’s mission to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

To donate all or a portion of your RMD:

  • Contact your retirement administrator, notifying them you would like to donate your RMD directly to Compassion.
  • Your administrator will disperse the funds directly to Compassion. This direct disbursement avoids federal tax on the RMD.
  • Compassion’s formal address and Tax ID below will be required to complete this transaction.

Compassion International Inc.
Attn: Gift Planning Dept.
12290 Voyager Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3668
Tax ID: 36-2423707

  • Provide your Compassion Relationship Manager with the name of the administrator and where you would like the funds to be designated.

In addition to your RMD, you can gift a larger portion of your qualified retirement account to Compassion. In 2016, Congress instated the IRA Charitable Rollover, which allows IRA account owners to gift up to $100,000 from their account to a qualified charity in a calendar year.