There are many ways you can contribute financially to Concord Presbyterian Church. For more details, please see the FAQ on this page.
Make a one-time gift or schedule recurring gifts online by clicking here using an electronic check or a credit/debit card.
Concord pays 1.5% to 3.0% of merchant fees for each credit or debit card gift with AMEX credit card gift on the upper end. Please consider using electronic check when making large gift.
Mail your checks (please don't send cash) to the church office:
If your bank has automated bill paying you can set up Concord Presbyterian Church to receive electronically generated checks, allowing you an easier way to be systematic in your giving.
Remember, in order to receive the appropriate documentation you need for tax purposes your name and address must be clearly identifiable on your check (For gifts made by mail at year end, IRS regulations require that the postmark stamped on your envelope bear the same year as that for which you intend to receive credit for the gift. We are precluded by law from crediting in December any gift received by mail postmarked in January of the subsequent year).
You may give by texting the amount to (850) 880-4411 and following the instructions on your smartphone. Text payment options include Apple Pay, electronic check or by credit/debit card.
Place your checks or cash in the offering on Sundays (Remember, in order to receive the appropriate documentation you need for tax purposes your name and address must be clearly identifiable on your check).
You can donate appreciated securities -- stock, mutual funds, bonds, ADRs (American Depository Receipts), and other 'property' -- and often times receive a greater tax benefit than you would receive as compared to selling the appreciated securities and then donating cash. Donations of appreciated securities are recorded as a charitable gift at the appreciated amount. Also, by donating appreciated securities you can avoid recording a capital gain in the security (assuming the investment has appreciated and that you have held the asset for more than one year). You should check with a tax professional before initiating any transfer of securities. If you would like to donate securities you can initiate the transfer through your broker. Contact Steve Farquhar, MBA, our church treasurer to obtain specific transfer information).
You can make a gift to Concord via a Donor Advised Fund, such as Fidelity Charitable Giving. Please keep in mind that your tax receipt will be issued by the Fund, not Concord. Concord will include any Donor Advised Fund gifts on your contribution statement, under the 'non tax deductible' section.
Concord Presbyterian Church is registered as an eligible charity with Paypal Giving Fund. Donations can be made from an individual's Paypal account dashboard by navigating to 'Donate to a Cause' and then finding 'Concord Presbyterian Church' via the searchable database of charities. Please note that you will not receive a tax receipt from Concord for donations made via this program, as all donations are made by Paypal Giving Fund. Donations from Paypal Giving Fund may take 15-45 days to process, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you make a donation close to year end so that we can be sure to include your gift in our annual giving reports.
Q: Are there donor fees involved with online giving that will reduce the amount of my gift?
A: No. The full amount of your gift will be tax deductible.
Q: Are there administrative fees involved with online giving?
A: Only if the online gift is through credit or debit card. Concord pays 1.5% to 3.0% merchant fees for each credit or debit card gift. Fees are higher with AMEX as compared to Visa or Master Card. Please consider giving by electronic check by entering your account number and routing number when making larger gifts.
Q: Are there any special instructions or limitations when making an online gift?
A: We are able to accept gifts via ACH and echeck without limit. Credit card gift limits are set by your credit card provider. In the event that you are planning to make a large gift at the end of the year with your credit card, you may want to call your credit card company in advance to pre-authorize your gift transaction, particularly if you plan on making multiple gifts to Concord within a short time span.
Q: What should I know about IRS rules on year-end tax deductible contributions for online gifts?
A: Echecks and credit card gifts that are made online and time stamped by 11:59pm on December 31st will be included in your tax deductible contribution statement for the year.
Q: What are the IRS rules on year-end tax-deductible contributions for mailed checks?
A: Mailed checks which are postmarked by December 31 by the US Postal Service will be included in your tax-deductible contribution statement for the year. Please note that IRS regulations require that checks sent through overnight carriers (such as UPS or FedEx) must be recorded on the date that the charity receives the check (rather than a postmarked date). So, if you send a donation via UPS or FedEx (or any carrier other than the US Postal service), Concord must record that donation on the date the check is received, rather than the date the check is mailed.
Q: What are the IRS regulations on year-end tax deductible contributions for donated securities?
A: Gifts of marketable securities need to be received into our brokerage account by 4pm of the last business day of the year in order for the gift to be included in the tax-deductible contribution statement for that year. Please keep in mind that these type of transfers can take several business days or even weeks to process. Concord must record the receipt of the securities on the day that the securities are visable and able to be traded in our brokerage account. Please consult with your tax accountant for further details on deductibility.