Donor-advised funds have exponentially grown in popularity over the past decade. A donor-advised fund (DAF) enables a donor to give an asset, receive an immediate tax deduction, and recommend grants at their own pace to their favorite charities. The popularity is due...
The PCA Foundation distributed a record number of grants in 2022 to PCA churches, committees, and agencies. The Foundation recorded over $8,750,000 granted to local PCA churches and denominational entities. The record was due in part to an innovative matching gift...
Over the past few decades, donor-advised funds have become a popular tool for Christians to use for their charitable giving. The PCA Foundation has grown significantly over the past five years and much of the increase has flowed into its donor-advised funds.
I don’t meet many candy entrepreneurs. But I’m thankful for my grandfather who left a farm and became a candy entrepreneur in 1906 when he started Brock Candy Company. Eighty-seven years later, my brothers and I made the difficult decision to sell it. The...
You can give away property to charity, and receive an immediate tax deduction for your gift, but continue to receive income from the property. The way to accomplish these things is a charitable remainder trust (“CRT”). Here’s how it works.
There’s a question we often get: Why should I give through the PCA Foundation (PCAF) as opposed to other commercial institutions like Fidelity or Schwab, or even non-church Christian foundations? It’s a great question and one that allows us to highlight several overlooked advantages to co-laboring with the PCAF in charitable giving.
Pastors are called to shepherd God’s flock. Generosity is an important discipline and gauge by which we measure the spiritual growth of Christ’s disciples. Does a pastor need access to the church’s giving records in order to properly care for the people under his care?
It is common for church members to give financial resources to ministries outside their own local church. These ministries can range from a local homeless shelter, to pregnancy care services, and global relief agencies. How should church leaders feel about this?
As we pray for God’s mercy and peace for those suffering amidst the war in Ukraine, we also realize the opportunity to live out the love of Christ in us and share from the resources God has entrusted to us.
We are using this page to promote ministry projects we and your fellow donors to PCAF have been able to identify that are responsive in Jesus’ name to the current crisis, with their sponsors, project names, and links to more information. PCAF has approved each sponsor to receive grants.
Complex gifts include private business equity, real estate, oil and gas interests, and cryptocurrency among other things. Most of the wealth in congregations is in these non-cash assets, especially private business equity. Moreover, giving such assets converts the greatest amount of tax into Kingdom funding, frequently doubling the tax savings from giving a comparable amount of cash.