Leave a legacy

Open Door Ministries partners with Barnabas Foundation to offer our supporters complimentary planned giving services and assistance with complex gifts.

Legacy gifts offer you smart and creative ways to support Open Door – often while benefiting your family, too. By understanding the available options, you can multiply the results of your generosity in ways that are simple, flexible, cost-effective and powerful.

Gifts In A will

By including charitable giving in your will, you model to your loved ones a legacy of generosity. You also help ensure Open Door continues to make a difference well beyond your lifetime.

Gifts through Stock, Real Estate or other assets

You may be able to increase your potential impact –and reduce your taxes – by giving non-cash assets.

Examples of non-cash assets:

  • Stock or marketable securities 

  • Real estate

  • Business interests

  • Farm commodities

  • Tangible personal property


Gifts through your ira

Individuals ages 70 ½ and older can make a sizable gift from an individual retirement account (IRA) to Open Door and receive significant tax benefits in return.

Gifts that pay you income

Lifetime income gifts are wonderful solutions for Christians who wish to give in a substantial way, but are concerned about having enough retirement income. You can give cash or other property, and receive steady income for the rest of your life. The remainder will benefit Open Door.

Gifts from donor advised funds

Donor-advised funds provide you with a simple, flexible, and tax-efficient giving opportunity. Receive an immediate tax deduction when you deposit cash or proceeds from appreciated assets into a single charitable giving account. Then, recommend grants be made to Open Door and your other favorite charities at a time that works best for you.

Through Open Door’s membership with BARNABAS FOUNDATION, you have complimentary access to the Stewards Fund, a donor-advised fund that reflects your Biblical values. Since 1976, Barnabas Foundation has helped thousands of individuals and families give more effectively to the ministries close to their hearts. They’ll help you accomplish the greatest good with your generosity – for your family and for God’s Kingdom – through tax-wise charitable giving.