Property & Securities

Giving securities, real estate, life insurance policies and personal property to help sustain our mission.

Giving property or other marketable securities can help Embrace Living Charities fund resident and community initiatives for several years depending on the gift size. In many ways, a partnership is formed between us and the donor so assets are optimally used through completion.

Charitable Gift Annuities

We can accept charitable annuities from donors by entering in partnership with the donor or other person named by the donor. Through the partnerships, a lifetime annuity is made in return for a gift of cash or marketable securities, with a minimum gift of $5,000.

Important details about charitable annuities:
  1. The donor may make a gift to Embrace Living Charities or may direct a gift to any of the agencies or programs initiatives.
  2. The donor may make an unrestricted endowed gift to Embrace Living Charities.
  3. The donor may make an endowed gift for general support of specific agencies or programs. If no such endowment fund is in place at the time of the gift the minimum gift level would be $10,000. Such gifts can be named by the donor and will be so noted in Embrace Living Charities’ annual reports.

Note: It is the preference of Embrace Living Charities to accept unrestricted gifts of support. Embrace Living Charities retains the right to not accept a gift that will be directly or indirectly subject to any material restriction or condition by the donor that prevents Embrace Living Charities from freely and effectively employing the transferred assets or the income from those assets to further its philanthropic mission.

Marketable Securities

Marketable securities are accepted and adhere to existing investment parameters and policies. Giving appreciated securities is frequently the most economical way to give. Donors will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift and will avoid tax on the capital gain. We advise talking to a tax professional for further details.

For more information or to make a gift, contact us.


Bequests can be made by donors who have directed in their wills that certain assets be transferred to Embrace Living Charities. Certain estate tax benefits can apply for bequested gifts, so contact an estate tax professional before making a gift.

For more information or to make a gift, contact us.

Tangible Personal Property

Tangible personal property is any property, other than cash, securities, or real estate, that can be seen or touched. This includes furniture, books, instruments, jewelry, art work, and cars. Donors can receive a charitable income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the property.

Real Property

Gifts of a home, commercial building, or investment property may be accepted based on the outcome of a property analysis, including physical condition, likelihood of an immediate sale, current market analysis of value and environmental issues, among other factors. Real estate gifts can provide donors with tax benefits and further Embrace Living Communities’ community impact.

Life Insurance Policies

We accept life insurance policies for which the donor has relinquished ownership by assigning all rights, title, and interest in the policy to Embrace Living Charities. The tax deductible benefit for leaving your life insurance to a charity is equal to the policy’s cash value, plus any premiums paid on the policy after the gift is made.

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Embrace Living Charities

Make a Gift Today

By Mail

If you would like to make a donation by check, please it send to: Embrace Living Charities 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300 Oak Brook IL 60523-1480

By Phone

If you would like to make a donation by phone, please call: Anne Oliva,Chief Financial Officer, (630) 521-8701

Our Mission & Values

Through our shared passion to serve others and our faith, we have stood strong for over 125 years to provide affordable, welcoming communities to seniors and people with disabilities in need.

Resident Story: Terry

Terry is a resident at Castle Towers who came to Embrace Living after years of living unhoused. Now, he has the support he needs to continue his health journey and invest in his neighbors through meaningful acts of service. Learn more about his work.

Additional Ways to Give

Give Today

Make a one-time, recurring monthly or tribute contribution to fund the immediate needs of residents and communities.

Legacy Giving

Create a legacy giving plan to provide your support to our funding initiatives for the decades to come.

Corporate Sponsorship

Become a corporate partner to support affordable housing in your community.

Contact Us

Contact us to learn more about donating your property or securities.

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