GLC is a place of
radical generosity! When we invest our lives in God’s mission for the world,
lives are transformed by grace. Together as a church our gifts are
multiplied and God rejoices over the hearts of cheerful givers. May
you know abundant joy in living a generous life!
Cash and personal checks are welcome, with envelopes provided in the pews or if
you specifically request them from the church office. Please note how you
wish your gift designated. It is easy to set up Online Banking with
your bank, using their online service for your GLC offerings. There
is typically no cost to GLC for this service.
on our website – it’s easy to set up your giving through our website
gotgrace.com. Fill in your basic information, then click on Purpose to
choose where you want your giving to go. If you are giving a gift to
something not yet listed, choose Other, then specify your “Other” donation in
the notes section. Choose DONATE NOW and complete any other required
information. You have the option to choose recurring donation and to pay
the processing fee.
a new, easy to set up option! Just add our GLC text-to-give number,
1.833.933.1803, to your phone, labeling it so you know what it is. (For
example, GIVE GLC). After initial set-up:
1. Text GIVE to this
2. Enter your information into the secure link you receive by text
3. Receive a confirmation text
4. Watch for the email receipt in the next 30 minutes with a link to
manage your giving in MyAplos
Now that you’re set up and
ready to go, any time there is an immediate need, it will be easy to
text-to-give with GLC!
ways to give easily
you shop at Fred Meyer? Sign up with your Rewards
Card and proceeds from your shopping go directly to GLC at
fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Our non-profit number is 91892.
about Amazon? Amazon
will donate a portion of the purchase price when you shop at
smile.amazon.com. Just set up Grace Lutheran Church Des Moines as your
forget the United Way…
contributions of $30 or more can be part of your regular contributions.
Use GLC ID #13430.
your company offer a Matching Plan? Many businesses will
match your contribution dollar for dollar. Check with your employer to
see if you can double your giving.
There may be times in your life when you have the opportunity to make different
types of gifts to Grace Lutheran Church. Here are some other common ways
Your life insurance policy can be a gift to the church. The church would be
named as the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy. The donor
receives a charitable income tax deduction based on the lesser of the policy’s
fair market value or the net premiums paid at the time of payout.
A gift of appreciated securities such as stocks or bonds can provide attractive
benefits. An outright gift of long-term appreciated securities (securities
held for more than a year) avoids capital gains taxes and, in most cases, the
donor may claim a charitable income tax deduction equal to the market value of
Charitable Distribution (QCD)
For those over 70-1/2 on or after the date of the gift, you are able to make
QCD’s by making a transfer directly from your IRA to a charity of your choice.
This QCD counts towards satisfying any RMD requirement the IRA holder may have.
Advised Funds (DAF)
DAF’s allow contributions to be immediately tax deductible, grow tax free in
the fund, and can be disbursed to the charity of your choice at any time. For
example, you could make a 3-year donation to a DAF, receive the tax deduction
all in the current year, and distribute contributions to the charity over the
next 3 years
will is essential if you wish to make a bequest to benefit
the church. Some options include:
Bequest — determining a specific amount of money or a
specific asset to leave to the church.
Bequest — giving a pre-determined percentage of your
estate to the church.
Bequest — the church receives the remainder of the estate
after other defined gifts, taxes, and expenses have been paid.
Bequest — if your named beneficiaries do not survive you,
then the assets are, instead, given to the church.
Contact the church office, your accountant or your financial advisor.
since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in
complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also
excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7
you for giving to the ministry & missions of Grace Lutheran Church...