The Foundation for Equestrian Athletes


Over the years, FEA has enjoyed the strong support of certain key individuals. Their support has been ensuring our ability to provide the best services possible to the entire community.

Since FEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, many have found that giving can not only support the mission of our organization but also help themselves in their financial planning.

The following list is intended to be a helpful guide to the variety of ways to make a gift to FEA. This is not intended as tax advice. Tax laws differ for federal and state purposes, from state to state, and are always subject to change. Each donor’s tax situation is unique. Please consult your own tax advisors to determine the tax consequences in your own case of any gift you wish to make.


  • Gifts by Cash, Credit Cards, and EFTs: see Cash Donations
  • Vehicle (car, truck, RV, bike, trailer, boat, plane, etc: see Vehicle Donations
  • Corporate Matching Gifts
  • Gifts by Will or Bequest
  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities
  • Gifts of Closely Held Stock
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrusts and Annuity Trusts (CRUTs & CRATs)
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Other assets
  • Donor-Advised Fund
  • Fractional Donation

Corporate Matching Gifts

Some corporations encourage employees to make charitable contributions by matching their gifts dollar-for-dollar. Sometimes these companies even double or triple your gift. If you are not sure if your company would match your donation, we will be happy to check into it for you. 

 Gifts by Will or Bequest

While most people are familiar with a Will, the term "bequest" is not quite as frequently used. A bequest is a gift from your estate, a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your estate plans.  Bequests large and small will contribute to the good health of FEA over the years. By including FEA in their will, many donors will find they are able to make a much larger gift than they would thought possible. 
Bequests can help reduce your estate taxes and is relatively easy to set up. Check with your legal counsel to see if the following language is appropriate for your situation:
   ... “____ percent of all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, wherever situated, I give, devise, and bequeath to FEA, a Florida nonprofit corporation having its principal administrative offices at ________________, to be used for the general purposes of [FEA or indicate a specific program or purpose, agreed to in advance by the FEA].” For additional information please do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Donors often like to make gifts of appreciated long-term securities as a way of supporting their community and cause(s) they belive in. Check with your advisor to see how making a gift of stock can help you make a lasting impact while bypassing capital gains tax.
To make a gift of stock to FEA, you will need to follow a certain process which we will gladly help you with.

 Gifts of Closely Held Stock

If making a gift of closely held stock, the donor usually avoids capital gains on appreciation of the stock and receives a tax deduction. Often gifts such as this are followed by an offer from the corporation to redeem the stock with its retained earnings. The FEA must approve gifts of closely held stock.

 Gifts of Real Estate

 Gifts can consist of almost any type of property: personal or recreational residence, farm or ranch, commercial building, subdivision lots, undeveloped property or a fractional interest in property. Assets may be given outright and serve as the corpus of a trust arrangement or, in the case of a personal residence, given with the right of lifetime tenancy by donor and/or spouse. The benefits to the donor usually include an immediate partial charitable deduction as well as bypassing capital gains tax.
FEA must approve gifts of real estate.

 Gifts of Life Insurance

Using life insurance to make a major gift is an option for donors who no longer need policies they purchased years ago. You may choose to assign your policies irrevocably to FEA or to one of its programs.
In most cases, you would realize an immediate tax deduction in the amount of the policy’s current value. The proceeds would not be subject to estate taxes and the premiums would be deductible for income tax purposes in the years thereafter, in which they are paid.
FEA must approve gifts of life insurance.

 Charitable Remainder Unitrusts and Annuity Trusts (CRUTs & CRATs)

Charitable trusts are particularly beneficial if you hold highly appreciated low-yield investments from which you would like to earn a higher return. A tax deduction should be allowed at the time the charitable trust is created. Contact the FEA's Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or your advisors since the size of the deduction depends on the donor’s age, payment percentage, and other factors.

 Charitable Lead Trusts

You can make a gift of the current income by putting property in a simple trust. You would specify the percentage of the total annual value that FEA is to receive. At the end of a designated period, the property is returned to you or to the non-charitable beneficiaries you have named. Such trusts may allow immediate tax advantages or may reduce the gift tax when the assets are passed to children or grandchildren at the expiration of the trust.

 Other Asset Donation

A non-profit such as FEA would welcome any other type of assets. We will be happy to discuss with you some strategies based on your current situation, and how a donation from you could best benefit you and our cause, or any other cause you would like to support.

 Donor-Advised Fund and Fractional Donation

A charitable gift to FEA but that may benefit one or several other charities. More...


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