How We Help

Churches and Denominations

The Orchard Foundation has a wide variety of tools to help you resource and steward your church’s or denomination’s ministry, from charitable gift annuities to donor advised funds to other instruments. Since the 1960s, Orchard has offered a unique blend of quality asset management combined with integrity, client-focused service, and excellence.

The Orchard Foundation is well-positioned to assist your church with its charitable gift annuity program. Licensed to issue in 48 states and having never missed an annuity payment since 1898 (then under Orchard’s predecessor organization), Orchard has the experience and reputation needed to help you build a solid program. In addition to charitable gift annuities, our state-of-the-art online donor advised fund platform, DonorFirst, allows your donors to support your ministry from the comfort and convenience of their own homes via their personal computer or mobile device. Ministry funds, institutional reserve funds, endowments, trusts, and other tools can also help ensure that your church is provided for in the future.

Allow The Orchard Foundation to come alongside your church or denomination and accept the largest gift of a donor’s lifetime. Let us help you resource your ministry to continue reaching out to the community in which God has placed you.

Effective Gift Planning Solutions:

The Orchard Foundation is committed to focusing on our clients' needs. We have tailored our services to meet the specific requirements of:

We come alongside your ministry, freeing you to pursue the work to which God has called you.  Click on the above links to learn more.

Please contact us to discuss the specifics of your situation.  We'll work with you and guide you through the planned giving process.

Solutions We Provide:

Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs)

Charitable gift annuities are The Orchard Foundation's most widely-held charitable giving tool. Orchard is licensed to issue or administer CGAs in 48 states, and with a manageable minimum investment combined with a policy to avoid reinsurance, hundreds of people are choosing this solution to reach their charitable goals.

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Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

Perhaps America's most popular investment tool for charitable giving, donor advised funds are like your own private foundation but without any of the administrative red tape. DAFs have become even more user-friendly through Orchard since we implemented the DonorFirst online portal.

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Institutional Reserve Funds (IRFs)

The Orchard Foundation is ready with the expertise and tools to provide all the services you need for sound and effective asset management. An institutional reserve fund is an asset management vehicle that can provide an asset growth opportunity to accomplish mid-to long-term investment objectives for Christian ministries.

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Trust Services

The Orchard Foundation provides a variety of revocable and irrevocable trusts, allowing donors a great deal of flexibility in their estate planning. One of our representatives can work with you and your donors to decide on the tool that best fits their charitable, flexibility, and confidentiality goals.

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Have questions?

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How We Help

The Orchard Foundation provides stewardship services to those who have charitable hearts and feel God's leading to join with ministries in their endeavors. We offer a variety of gift planning solutions and asset management services to individuals, families, and like-minded ministries to help them meet their stewardship and ministry goals.

Learn more about The Orchard Foundation and how we can help your organization