Your tax-deductible financial contribution helps support our mission: To nurture love of God and love of neighbor in the world.
If you would like to make a pledge to support us during the coming year, you can fill out a 2020 Stewardship Pledge Form. To make a contribution, see the options below. Thank you!
Ways to Give
|Use your credit card on our online giving site.*||Set up a direct debit from your bank account on our online giving site.|
|Donate using the PayPal Giving Fund**||Use your bank's Bill Pay option to mail a check to us|
Download the free Give+ App from the App Store or Google Play
|Write a personal check|
* Church pays processing fee of 2.75% + $0.45; option to add amount to cover the fee.
** Your gift goes to the PayPal Giving Fund, which then sends us the total donated each month. The church pays no fees. Your tax receipt comes from PayPal, but we will acknowledge your gift on your contribution statement.
Other Ways to Give
There are other ways to support our mission that may provide tax advantages; talk with your financial advisor to see if one of the options below is right for you.
Donate appreciated stock or real estate. You avoid capital gains taxes and generally may take a tax deduction for the full fair market value. The church’s 501 C tax exemption allows it to sell the stock or real estate without paying the tax, either, so more of your donation goes to supporting our mission.
Make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA. A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. In addition to the benefits of giving to charity, a QCD excludes the amount donated from taxable income, which is unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. Additionally, QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met.
Make a bequest in your will. Your bequest could be for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or for the residuary, after other expenses and beneficiaries are covered.
Make Cleveland Park Church a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. By designating the church as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, the church will receive the coverage amount upon the death of the insured. Because the church is the named beneficiary, premium payments are effectively a donation and are likely to be tax deductible.
Donate to Cleveland Park Church using a Donor Advised Fund. A donor advised fund is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. When you contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor advised fund at a public charity (e.g., managed by Fidelity, Schwab, or another brokerage), you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax free growth and you can recommend grants to virtually any IRS qualified public charity.
Bequest to Establish a Trust for Survivors. If you would like for a portion of your estate to eventually go to Cleveland Park Church but you also want to provide income to one or more surviving family members, you could establish a charitable remainder trust through your will. The trust would pay income to your family beneficiaries for the duration of their lives or for a period of years. At the termination of the trust, the remaining principal would be distributed to us and used as you had directed.