What to Give

The simplest way to support Cranbrook is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These provide you with charitable deductions and can offer additional tax savings as well.

Choose the category of assets below that best fits your situation.

Cranbrook House and Gardens House Exterior at Dusk. Photo credit Colton Graub. Link to Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
A gift of cash is easy to make.
Cranbrook Institute of Science Exterior Entrance. Link to Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Smart gift planning combines charitable intent with cost-efficient planning techniques.
Cranbrook Art Museum Art Lab. Link to Gifts from Retirement Plans
Gifts from Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to Cranbrook.
Cranbrook Schools Exterior Path. Link to Gifts of Life Insurance
Gifts of Life Insurance
Life insurance may fund a gift or replace the value of a gifted asset.
Cranbrook Institute of Science Exterior Fountain. Link to Tangible Personal Property
Tangible Personal Property
Tangible property contributions provide charitable deductions based on a standard of "related use."
Cranbrook Art Museum Front Exterior. Photo credit PD Rearick. Link to Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of Real Estate
Most kinds of real estate may be donated to Cranbrook.


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