Charitable Giving in Framingham, Massachusetts

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In Framingham, Massachusetts, "charitable giving" involves transferring money or property to an individual or organization, expecting nothing directly in return.

In general, it's very easy to make a charitable donation to a cause you want to help. Whether it involves writing a huge check, or dropping spare change in a donation jar, a large majority of charitable gifts are made simply by giving money away, with no intermediary or other complex legal arrangements.

Some people want to give a larger percentage of their assets to a charitable organization than would be feasible during life, so they establish some type of arrangement under which the money will be transferred upon the donor's death.

If you want to make a donation that's effective after your death, there are a few ways to do this. The most common method is also the simplest: leaving the charity whatever property you want to give to it in your will - this is known as a "testamentary gift."

Charitable Trusts in Framingham, Massachusetts

Charitable trusts are usually used for very large donations, and can be made during the donor's life, or after their death.

In a charitable trust, the money that is donated is still legally owned by the donor. But this is largely a formality, as the charity gets possession and control over the money. The charity is then free to use that money, but only for the purposes laid out in the trust instrument.

The most common type of charitable trust in Framingham, Massachusetts is a charitable remainder trust. Under this arrangement, you give a certain amount of money or property to a charity. The charity then invests this money, giving you or a named beneficiary a portion of the income generated from these investments for a set amount of time. Once this expires, the money that was initially invested goes to the charity, free and clear.

Most charitable donations are deductible from your state and federal taxable income. However, in order for your donations to count, the charity should be registered with the IRS and equivalent institution in .

Do I Need a Framingham, Massachusetts Attorney?

If you want to create a charitable trust, you should first talk with someone in charge of the charitable organization you wish to help. They will be able to assist you in setting up the trust, or advise you of their preferred method of donation. This will help you ensure that your donation is as effective in helping the charity as it can possibly be. It is also a good idea to speak with a Framingham, Massachusetts attorney, who can help iron out the more technical details.

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Life in Framingham

Framingham is home to approximately 68,318 people. It is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

The city is known for its beautiful parks. Popular ones include Bowditch Field, Butterworth Park, Winch Park, Callahan State Park, Danforth Park, Cushing Park and Cochituate State Park.

The city has three major business districts--"The Golden Triangle," Downtown/South Framingham and West Framingham. It has many small business and office complexes which significantly help support the city's economy. In these offie complexes, many attorneys have established their law offices. Therefore, residents need not travel far to have their legal needs taken care of.

All in all, Framingham offers residents a wonderful quality of life with a community-like spirit!

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