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Our Privacy Policy    

What is our privacy policy?


We believe the relationships we have with our supporters are key to our continued success. Therefore, it is important for us to provide you with a clear understanding of how we utilize your personal information.

How we store your personal information.

When you provide us with your name and contact information, it is recorded in a secure database that is owned and managed by a trusted third party vendor.

How we use your personal information.

We value your privacy, and never sell or rent constituent information to third parties.  IDEOS constituents may modify, correct, change or update their own personally identifiable information that IDEOS has collected or opt out of communication from us at any time via email, postal mail or by telephone at 310-429-2902 during regular business hours.

How we track visitors to the web site.

An IP address is the unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you log onto the Internet. As you enter the IDEOS site, our server records and monitors your IP address and uses it to develop an aggregated statistical analysis. These analyses assist us in refining and adapting the content and design of our site. The use of IP addresses also enables us to prevent malicious Internet users from masquerading as other users.

How we use “Cookies.”

A cookie is a piece of text or data that can be stored in the memory of your web browser. This data can only be retrieved by the server/domain that places the cookie. IDEOS employs cookies only for the following purposes:

  • To enable automatic form validation/entry (if “remember me” is selected in site store).
  • To enable online polling (cookies allow us to limit a user’s response to one).
  • To compile statistics concerning our content such as page visits and items read.

IDEOS NEVER stores financial or Credit Card data within cookies. Those who feel uncomfortable with cookie technology can disable cookies within their browser settings. The IDEOS website is designed to operate with or without cookies. However, some functionality will be removed when cookies are disabled.

The option to cancel mailings and emails.

Upon registering, you may begin receiving communications from us. These messages will always contain unsubscribe instructions. If you would like to correct, update, add, or delete personal information, simply let us know by email or telephone or by selecting the Unsubscribe link located at the bottom of all IDEOS electronic communications.


From time to time our site may request information from users via surveys. Participation is completely voluntary. Information requested may include demographic information (such as age and zip code). This information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy.

By using this site and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy Policy, your only remedy is to discontinue use of this site and services. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change our policy, we will post those changes on our site so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of any portion of the site following the posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You should always exercise caution whenever disclosing information online.

Gift Instructions

Can I make a gift of stock?

Thank you for your support of the IDEOS Institute and our mission to advance human flourishing and communal transformation through the engagement of faith and the ministry of reconciliation in critical issues of society, culture and public policy. A gift of stock is a great way to maximize the value of your investment fully by avoiding capital gains taxes while making a significant gift.

To make your stock donation, please follow the directions below. If you have any questions along the way, please call our Development Office at 310-429-2902

Electronic Transfer

The simplest way to make a gift of stock is to contact your broker and electronically transfer the stock from your account to our account at Christian Foundation of the West (CFW).

Download the Letter of Authorization (LOA) to complete and forward to your broker.

To best ensure you are properly receipted for your gift, please take these steps when contacting CFW. Let them know:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  •  Your broker’s name
  • The stock you are giving and the number of shares (e.g. 20 shares of Microsoft)
  • CFW Fund Name of IDEOS Institute and CFW Account Number ___________.

Christian Foundation of the West
ATTN: Contribution Services
3390 Auto Mall Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Confirm your transfer with your broker-advisor.If you need assistance in gifting securities from a transfer agent, please download this document here

Thank you again for partnering with the IDEOS Institute with this unique gift opportunity.

How do I make a gift by check?

To make your gift by check, please download and complete the Gift By Check form and include it with your check made out to IDEOS Institute.

Please mail the check and form to:

IDEOS Institute
c/o Christian Foundation of the West
3390 Auto Mall Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (310) 429-2902.

Planned Giving

Do you provide planned giving advice?

Including IDEOS in your financial and/or estate plans is a great way to have lasting impact on our work and leaves a lasting legacy of support. You can name IDEOS as the beneficiary of planned gifts such as bequests, retirement funds, and insurance policies, and of life income gifts such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts.

With a planned gift to IDEOS, you can combine your desire to give to charity with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Planned giving gives you a special connection with the Institute.

If you’re interested in helping ensure that IDEOS’ ministry of reconciliation continues to effect human transformation and communal flourishing through sustainable and lasting policy change through your charitable gift, we’re here to help.

Find the perfect gift that meets your financial needs and fulfills your charitable intentions:

Gifts Through Your Will

Gifts through your will can help reduce your estate taxes while ensuring that IDEOS and its reconciliation efforts will always continue.

Gifts Outside Your Will

Gifts like a Charitable Lead Trust, Charitable Lead Annuity Trust, Bargain Sale and Retained Life Estate all avoid probate, as well as gifts of assets like appreciated securities, retirement plans, insurance policies and real estate.

Gifts That Pay You Back for Life

Gifts like a Charitable Remainder Trust and Charitable Gift Annuities will give you fixed payments back for your lifetime, income and estate tax saving benefits and probate expenses.

Benefits of planned gifts

  • Donors can contribute appreciated property, like securities or real estate, receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the asset, and pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.
  • Donors who establish a life-income gift receive a tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the assets contributed, minus the present value of the income interest retained; if they fund their gift with appreciated property they pay no upfront capital gains tax on the transfer.
  • Gifts payable to charity upon the donor’s death, like a bequest or a beneficiary designation in a life insurance policy or retirement account, do not generate a lifetime income tax deduction for the donor, but they are exempt from estate tax.

For more information about planned giving options, contact our sponsor, Christian Foundation of the West, at (805) 523-9087 or go the CFW website at or speak to your estate planning professional.

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location IDEOS Institute
3390 Auto Mall Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362


phone (310) 429-2902

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