Charitable Gift Annuities

This agreement between you and the Metropolitan provides you with an annuity, an annual fixed payment for life, in exchange for irrevocably transferring assets to the Museum.

  • Gifts can be made with cash or marketable securities. The minimum gift is $10,000.
  • The fixed payment amount you receive will be determined by how much you contribute and your age at the time the gift is made.
  • Income for life may be paid to one or two annuitants. The minimum age at which an annuitant can receive payments is 65.
  • A portion of the payment is tax-free.
  • A charitable deduction is available for a portion of your contribution on your income tax return in the year you make the gift.
  • It is possible to defer receiving payments for one or more years. This will result in higher annuity payments, higher tax deduction (available in the year you make the gift), allowing you to enjoy increased retirement income.
  • Use our Planned Giving Calculator. The calculator is designed to provide you with an illustration of the income and tax benefits to which you may be entitled if you establish a charitable gift annuity to benefit the Metropolitan. When using the calculator, please list charitable gift annuity when asked for "gift type."
Three examples illustrate how charitable gift annuities work.


Contact Us

For more information on how these gifts might work for you, please call Planned Giving at 212-570-3796 or email us.

Planned Giving
Development Office
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198