Serving the Philanthropic Community Since 1927

Suggested Maximum Gift Annuity Rates, Quality Training Opportunities, and Consumer Protection Advocacy

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Join the ACGA for the 34th Gift Planning Conference
We are Going to Atlanta!

How to Join or Support the ACGA

The ACGA relies on the support of the charitable community and indivuals to carry out our mission of promoting responsibile philanthropy.  The ACGA actively promotes responsible philanthropy through actuarially sound, suggested maximum charitable gift annuity rates, quality training opportunities and the advocacy of appropriate consumer protection. 

Ways you can support ACGA:

Current IRS Discount Rates

Month Rate
April 2019 3.0%
March 2019 3.2%
February 2019 3.2%

The IRS has released the Applicable Federal Rate for the current month. Each month the Service surveys hundreds of interest rates for various financial instruments and publishes the rate that is applicable for charitable deduction calculations. Click here to view historic AFRs.

Charitable IRA Initiative

charitableiraYOU have the opportunity to take action that would be helpful to charities throughout the USA!  The charitable community has the unique opportunity to focus the power of donors around the country on passage of legislation that will simplify the process and the tax liability when donating IRA assets to charity. 

At the middle of 2014 it was estimated that $6,421,000,000,000 (that’s Trillions) was being held in IRA accounts.   Estimates further indicate that approximately 47% of all households in the USA hold 25% of all mutual funds through their personal traditional IRA accounts.

The Initiative is in the process of developing its own web site at  Please keep checking there as the construction continues over the months ahead.  You will also be able to keep up with the activities of the Initiative on the websites of the American Council on Gift Annuities, the Partnership of Philanthropic Planning, and the National Catholic Development Conference.  Please communicate with us through our web sites with questions and comments.

We ask for the influence of your donor community with their legislators and financial support of your organization as we undertake this special opportunity on behalf of all your donors.