Everything You Need in Planned Giving

Since 1985, PG Calc has helped charities and non-profits of all types and sizes achieve planned giving success. PG Calc offers a full suite of planned giving products and services for organizations seeking to start or expand a program, benefit from effective planned giving marketing, or successfully administer planned giving programs.

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Is Now Part of

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We are pleased to announce that PG Calc is now the planned giving division of Foundation Source, the leading provider of enterprise-caliber and technology-led charitable giving solutions. Together we offer a range of purpose-built, cloud-based platforms and philanthropic services that facilitate all stages of giving for donors, nonprofits, professional advisors, and financial institutions. Today we collectively support more than 4,000 charitable organizations, administer more than $22 billion in foundation assets, and facilitate more than 120,000 grants and planned gifts annually. Learn more.

The same team of planned giving experts you’ve relied on for nearly 40 years is here as we always have been, ready to help you make the most of your planned giving program and answer your planned giving questions. You can continue to use the same phone numbers, email addresses, and logins you’ve always used.

What We Do


Marketing Services

We can help you reach and engage with prospective donors through a sophisticated blend of traditional and online marketing initiatives. We work with you to customize the ideal marketing approach for your audience, drawing for a range of available platforms.

Improve your planned giving program


Our experts will help you build upon your program's strengths, identify and address weaknesses, minimize financial risks and maximize benefits. Wheather your program is small or large, basic or sophisticated, we can help you enhance your efforts.

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We can provide you with tools and expertise you need to effectively present the benefits of a planned gift to your prospective donors, to create gift annuity agreements and gift calculations, and to help your donor understand what type of planned gift makes most of sense for them.

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Gift Administration

Ensure efficient and effective gift administration by outsourcing the work to PG Calc. By combining our decades of planned giving expertise with state-of-the-art tools like GiftWrap, we can fulfill all of your stewardship and compliance needs.

What's New

PG Calc eRate Newsletter May 2024
Apr 16, 2024

May IRS Discount Rate: 5.4%

In this month's eRate newsletter:

  • Featured Article: Fiscal Cliff Redux
  • Quick Tip: Locked Vs. Inactive In GiftWrap and PGM Anywhere
  • From the Blog: Hey, How’s That PIF Doing Lately?
  • Things We Are Following: 
    • IRS and Department of Treasury Schedule May 6 Public Hearing on Proposed DAF Regulations
    • FinCEN Ruling Does Not Provide Relief Sought by Charities
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Featured Article
Apr 15, 2024

Fiscal Cliff Redux

Fifteen years ago, articles about the “fiscal cliff” – the looming expiration of a basket of tax reductions – were all over the news. Well, here we are again. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) included a variety of changes designed to reduce federal taxes. The most dramatic of these were a doubling of the gift, estate, and generation skipping tax exemptions and of the standard deduction. Unless Congress acts, these tax reductions will expire on December 31, 2025. Donors and their advisors are beginning to plan for this possibility.

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PG Calc Blog Post
Apr 15, 2024

Hey, How’s That PIF Doing Lately?

For organizations that have large and robust PIFs, the benefits are significant, and they are still coming in. We took a random look at some actual PIFs and found that the charitable remainder amounts distributed to their sponsoring charities are astounding. Since PIFs can only distribute net income, and since interest rates have been relatively low for decades, there seems to be no appeal anymore. But there is still something to say about pooled income funds.

Gift Annuity Annual Filing Timeline
Mar 26, 2024

Updated Gift Annuity Annual Filing Timeline Template

Keeping your CGA program in compliance with state regulations can be difficult at the best of times. With so many forms to fill out and so much information to compile, deadlines can quickly overwhelm you if you're not careful. 

To help you stay organized, we have updated our Gift Annuity Annual Filing Timeline Template that groups key state deadlines by month due.

Software Training
Apr 23-24, 2024

GiftWrap - Advanced (ONLINE 4 hours over 2 days)

This class covers GiftWrap’s more advanced reporting capabilities including Projected Remainder Amounts, Gift Annuity Reserves, and FASB Liabilities.  In addition, the class covers the CashTrac function which allows the market value of each individual gift annuity in an investment pool to be tracked, and discusses how GiftWrap reports use this information to help you understand the health of your program.

PG Calc Webinar
Apr 25, 2024

A Surprisingly Flexible Way to Give: Three Flavors of Deferred Gift Annuity

At the intersection of philanthropy and retirement planning are three creative gift annuity vehicles: the deferred gift annuity, the flexible gift annuity, and the commuted gift annuity. Come explore how these gifts can be used to increase your donor’s confidence in their ability to make a substantial gift to your organization. We’ll delve into how these gifts can help donors achieve a variety of goals, as well as the time value of money, the magic of compounding, and how all deferral periods are not equal.


What's the Best Asset to Fund an Outright Gift?

What is the best way for donors to fund an outright gift? Donors who are age 70½ or older can make outright gifts with a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA). These donors may wonder whether it is better to fund an outright gift with cash, appreciated securities, or a QCD. Download and use our new decision tree to ask the right questions and guide your donor conversations.

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What is the Best Asset to Fund a CGA?

In January 2023 the option to fund Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs) with Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) became available. That means some donors now have the choice to fund a gift annuity with cash, appreciated securities, or a QCD. Download our free decision tree to get the key questions to ask your donors and help them determine the best asset to use to fund a CGA.

Let Us Help You...

Whether you are an existing client who wants more help, or you need to start a new program, optimize your existing program, or improve your marketing outreach, we can help.

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