Year-End Giving Tips and Deadlines

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your year-end giving.  Here are some important tips and deadlines to keep in mind:

Donations of Cash and Checks
Checks must be post-marked by Tuesday, December 31, to be counted for tax purposes in 2019. You can also make a gift securely online through December 31 through the church website.

Gifts of Stock and Other Appreciated Assets
Charitable gifts of low basis stock and other appreciated assets are excellent options to consider gifting and can potentially result in considerable savings for you on income and capital gains taxes. All stock transfers must also be completed by Tuesday, December 31, to be counted for tax purposes for 2019. For more information or to request transfer instructions, contact Bob Allison ( for gifts to Grace Church or Scott Oats ( for gifts to the Foundation.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can gift all or a portion of your 2019 IRA Required Minimum Distributions (RMD)—up to $100,000 per individual or $200,000 per married couple—to qualified charities, while reducing your 2019 Adjusted Gross Income. Contact your IRA administrator and request that they make a QCD directly to Grace United Methodist Church (Tax ID: 36-2340309) or the Grace Church Foundation (Tax ID: 36-3978733). 

Thank you for your continued support of Grace Church and the Grace Church Foundation. Contact Bob Allison ( or Scott Oats ( for any questions or information needed.