Frequently Asked Questions About Giving

How can I be sure you are using my support wisely?
Charity Navigator, America's leading independent evaluator of charities, has awarded Episcopal Church Foundation its highest rating of 4-stars.

How much of my contribution goes to Episcopal Church Foundation programs?
In fiscal year 2014, 83 percent of ECF’s expenses directly supported our programs. The remainder of our budget provides necessary administrative support. Our audited financial statements can be found here.

Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. The Episcopal Church Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in the state of New York. Our Tax Identification Number is 13-1776448.

Will I be sent a receipt for my gift?
Yes. The Episcopal Church Foundation sends a receipt for each contribution, whether made by mail or online.

How can I support the Episcopal Church Foundation without making a cash gift?
You can support ECF with no initial cash outlay by making a planned gift. You will be enrolled in the Sherrill Society, named after our founder the Rt. Rev. Henry Knox Sherrill, former Presiding Bishop. Learn about planned giving options.

Will my name and address be shared with others?
The Episcopal Church Foundation does not sell, rent or trade the names or addresses of its donors, nor do we share email addresses.

Are online gifts to ECF secure?
Yes. All information you provide as part of your transaction is encrypted and protected to prevent theft and interception.

Do you need to change your contact information?
You can update your contact information here.

Do you have additional questions?
Please contact Nancy Grizzaffi at (800) 697-2858, ext. 2871 (Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET)

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