As a faith community we are fortunate to have a history of generous people who leverage what they have so that others can experience and express the essence of Jesus. All of the funds we operate off of come in through the intentional generosity of those who call Grace Chapel their home. Your contributions have done and continue to do powerful things, and we’re so grateful for your generosity.
As you consider giving financially, our encouragement is that you give prayerfully, intentionally, and consistently. Below are the different ways people give to Grace Chapel. If you have any questions about giving to Grace Chapel, please contact us.
Each Sunday we receive tithes and offerings during our worship experience. This is the most common way people give to Grace Chapel.
Using their local Bank options, many households choose to have a check mailed to the church. This is a great option for those that don’t want the hassle of carrying around their checkbooks. You can set that up by mailing your checks to:
9025 SW Hillman Court
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Pushpay is a great way to give because it simplifies the giving process and allows you to create an account and make a contribution in just 30 seconds. Those of you who prefer to set up scheduled gifts can do that quickly and easily with Pushpay too. You can set up to give directly from your checking account, debit card or credit card.
Here’s how to get started in less than 30 seconds:
Yes, we will provide you a digital record of your contributions to Grace Chapel at the beginning of the calendar year.
We’ve taken steps to ensure that the giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. This security protocol provides communications privacy over the Internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.
You will not incur any fees when giving online to Grace Chapel. When you choose to give online, please know that a small percentage of your gift will go toward fees which we cannot avoid. Below is a description of what kind of fees are involved so you can decide how you would prefer to give.
ACH/E-Check: Giving with by ACH or e-check is the best online option. There is a 0.30¢ transaction fee and a 1% processing fee; meaning if you give $100, the church receives $98.70.
Debit Card: Giving with debit card has a 2% transaction fee; meaning if you give $100, the church receives $98.00.
Credit Card: Giving with a credit card has a 3% transaction fee; meaning if you give $100, the church receives $97.00.
We think the convenience for you is worth the cost to us. However, if you want to maximize your gift, consider writing a check or using your bank’s bill pay to automate your gifts to the church.
Generally, yes. For example, if you have appreciated stocks or mutual funds in a taxable investment portfolio, you likely have a significant opportunity to pay less tax, give more, improve your personal cash flow, and simplify your giving. Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are great ways to give without incurring capital gains on appreciated assets. Gifting appreciated assets results in a double tax benefit: (1) no income tax due (ordinary or capital gains) to you and (2) the full value of the donated asset goes to the church.
For example, if you purchased stocks, mutual funds, and bonds for $1,000 several years ago and the value is now $10,000, rather than selling the securities and paying tax on the $9,000 gain, you could donate the securities directly to the church. You would avoid capital gains taxes on the $9,000, receive a $10,000 charitable giving tax deduction, as well as provide the church with the full $10,000 value of the securities. Grace Chapel will receive the stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly (don’t sell them first!) and, after receiving the donation, liquidate the assets (Grace Chapel will not pay income tax or gains) and utilize the proceeds for the building fund.
If you hold a traditional IRA, you may also be eligible to donate your required minimum distributions, up to $100,000 per year if paid directly from the IRA to the Church. You will not incur income taxes on the distribution (a big bonus to you) and Grace Chapel will receive the full value of your donation, with no tax loss.
First, prepare an initiation letter to your financial advisor or custodian (Fidelity, Charles Schwab, etc) to let them know you will be making the donation. Then, click HERE to complete the donation request form for Grace Chapel. Stacy Carter will reach out to you to schedule the gift and coordinate with your account manager and the church’s securities custodian.
If you want to donate vehicles, real estate, or other unique properties, please email Stacy Carter by clicking HERE and Grace Chapel will arrange for the donation.