FAQ

Who does NPT CAT work with?

NPT CAT works with families, individuals, corporations and other nonprofit organizations to make charitable giving as easy as possible.

NPT CAT can partner with a range of organizations—from universities to private foundations, religious organizations to other DAF sponsors—who may not have the ability or resources to convert unusual assets into a philanthropic gift.

What are the benefits of using NPT CAT?

NPT CAT can receive and liquidate various assets that other charitable organizations aren’t equipped to accept.

We manage the entire charitable giving process – receiving the asset, managing and liquidating the asset, and administering grants to recommended charities. By handling the burdensome administration, you are free to focus on what’s important: giving.

What types of assets can I contribute to NPT CAT?

NPT CAT can accept both liquid and illiquid assets. We consider contributions on a case-by-case basis.

Our experts have successfully converted a number of unusual assets, including S-corporation stock; privately-held stock; partnership rights; real estate; art; mineral rights; a seat on the stock exchange; bushels of soy beans and a host of other unusual assets. To discuss your particular contribution, please call us toll-free at 1-855-536-1210 or email us at nptcat@nptcat.org

What is the required minimum value of a contribution to NPT CAT?

$100,000

How long does it take to liquidate my gift before I can make a grant?

The liquidation process varies from asset to asset. Contributions of highly-liquid assets, such as publicly-traded stock, are liquidated almost immediately. Other assets may be held for a longer period of time in order to maximize the proceeds during the sale. Once the sale is complete and the proceeds are available in your donor-advised fund, you can make a grant to charity at any time.

What is the grant minimum from my donor-advised fund?

$250

How many charities can receive gifts from my donor-advised fund?

You may recommend grants to any number of charities as long as they are qualified and your donor-advised fund has the available liquidity.

Tell me more about donor-advised funds.

Donor-advised funds are philanthropy's most popular giving vehicle. Much like a private foundation, they allow donors to contribute funds, invest the funds, grow the funds tax-free, then grant the proceeds to qualified charities. Donor-advised funds offer lower-cost, lower-maintenance and higher-tax deductibility than private foundations. To learn more, click here.

Can my personal advisors work with me and NPT CAT?

Yes. We recommend consulting tax, legal and financial advisors. You can also appoint your personal advisors as advisors to your donor-advised fund, which gives them certain privileges, like the ability to view your donor-advised fund account information.

Can a gift to NPT CAT be part of my estate plan?

Yes. You can designate your donor-advised fund at NPT CAT as the recipient of testamentary gifts including, bequests, life insurance policies, qualified retirement plans and more.

What fees does NPT CAT charge?

NPT CAT charges fees based on the complexity of the asset.

The Charitable Administration Fee is a one-time fee applied to every contribution. In general, the fee schedule is:

  • Up to $1 million – 3%
  • For the next $4 million – 2%
  • Above $5 million – 1%

A Long-Term Charitable Asset Management Fee is applied to gifts that NPT CAT holds for longer than 1 year. This fee totals 1% annually.

If NPT CAT incurs costs to hold an asset for a prolonged period of time before it can be liquidated, you are expected to make additional contributions of cash or other liquid property to your donor-advised fund to defray the related expenses.

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