. . . appreciated assets (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate)?
Receive a double tax benefit when you give appreciated assets held longer than one year. First, you can deduct the full fair market value of the investment. Second, save by avoiding all tax on the capital gain.
. . . from your IRA?
Direct transfers from an IRA to charity (up to $100,000 per year) are free from federal and potentially state income tax for anyone 70.5 or older.