Your Generosity Fuels Our Ministry
For more than fifty years, Ligonier Ministries has been sustained by the generous financial gifts of God’s people. There are many ways you can support this gospel outreach. Every gift, no matter the size, is needed and appreciated.
We can securely process your credit or debit card donation online or by phone at 800-435-4343.
If you prefer, mail your gift to Ligonier Ministries, PO Box 863595, Orlando, FL 32886-3595.
Partner With Us Monthly
Ligonier's monthly Ministry Partner Program provides reliable, continued support through recurring donations to maintain and expand our ministry impact.
When you join this special group of supporters through a monthly gift of $25 or more, you serve as a theological lifeline to thousands of people who are hungry for God’s truth. As our thanks, you will also receive:
- A specially selected Message of the Month
- The newest issue of Tabletalk magazine each month
- Exclusive ministry updates and private event invitations
- The Reformation Study Bible, ESV hardcover edition, when you sign up with an automatic monthly gift
Gifts of Securities
By donating shares of appreciated securities, you may receive significant tax benefits while making a sizable contribution. To facilitate your gift, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
Gifts of individual stocks or mutual funds that have increased in value allow you to generously support the mission of Ligonier while receiving significant tax advantages at the same time. If you decide to gift securities you have held for more than one year, not only will you receive a charitable deduction for the full value of the shares on the date of transfer, but you will also avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the donated shares.
As the IRS has granted Ligonier charitable tax-exempt status, we are not required to pay taxes on the sale of securities we own. That means your gift has maximum impact on growing Christians who rely on Ligonier’s resources to grow in their knowledge of God and His holiness.
Stock gifts can be easily made however you hold the shares: by certificate or by direct electronic transfer from your brokerage account. If you decide to support Ligonier this way, we want to ensure a smooth transaction and process your gift accurately and in a timely fashion. To facilitate your gift, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by emailing email@example.com or by calling 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
Giving Through Your IRA
If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), this giving option can reduce the tax impact of your IRA withdrawals while also helping Ligonier in our mission to proclaim God’s holiness to as many people as possible.
The IRA Charitable Rollover is a tax provision that allows IRA owners who are at least 70½ years old to make charitable gifts from their IRA directly to non-profit organizations. Applied against the required minimum distribution, you may donate up to $100,000 of IRA assets each year to Ligonier without reporting the withdrawal as taxable income.
You may make gifts to our outreaches from traditional and Roth IRA accounts without any federal tax liability, as long as the gifts are “qualified charitable distributions.” You may not take a charitable deduction for this donation, but distributions are not included in your adjusted gross income and will qualify for all or part of your Required Minimum Distribution.
Requirements for “qualified charitable distributions":
- IRA holder must be age 70½ or older at the time of gift
- Gifts will qualify for all or part of your Required Minimum Distribution
- Gifts are tax-free up to $100,000 per year
- Gifts must be outright gifts made directly from your IRA to a charitable organization
- Distributions to donor-advised funds or support organizations are not permissible
- Distributions may only be made from traditional IRA or Roth IRAs, not 401(k) or 403(b) plans
To make a donation from your Individual Retirement Account, you will need to provide our EIN #25-1298611. Then have your plan administrator send the gift directly to:
421 Ligonier Court
Sanford, FL 32771
Attn: John Petersen, Director of Ministry Advancement
If you have questions about this giving option or would like to donate to Ligonier Ministries using other appreciated assets, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
Did you know that Ligonier can accept gifts of personal property? These non-cash gifts may include automobiles, real estate, coins, jewelry, or other donated items of value. We have partnered with iDonate Foundation to make it easy for you to spread trusted teaching around the world through the giving of non-cash items to Ligonier. Once you make your gift, iDonate will sell the item and give the proceeds to Ligonier.
If you have any questions about non-cash giving or would prefer to arrange your gift over the phone, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by emailing email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. You can double or even triple the impact of your support through this means. Find out if your employer will match your gifts to our gospel outreach.
Legacy Giving through Estate Planning
Many friends who share Ligonier’s vision understand that wise biblical stewardship extends to future generations. Through thoughtful, long-range planning, you can ensure your impact on the disciples of tomorrow while achieving your personal financial goals today. Several gift planning options are available.
You may choose to give by including Ligonier in your will or trust, through your retirement plan, IRA, or life insurance, by naming Ligonier as the beneficiary of a bank or investment account, or through gifts that provide income and tax benefits. We are happy to confidentially discuss which plan works best for you, and even provide complimentary consultation with a Christian estate attorney through our partnership with Barnabas Foundation. Please call 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185 or email us at email@example.com for more information.
Giving through your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a centralized vehicle for charitable giving that makes it easy for you to dedicate funds to support Ligonier’s mission. A DAF also provides an operationally convenient and tax-efficient method for you to manage your charitable giving.
With a DAF, charitably inclined individuals, families, and businesses make an irrevocable gift to a public charity that sponsors a donor-advised fund program and may take an immediate tax deduction. You can then recommend grants over time to IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) public charities, such as Ligonier. DAFs also allow you to approach your charitable giving thoughtfully by involving other family members or colleagues in their philanthropic decisions. Most DAFs accept donations of long-term appreciated securities and other assets, and you can advise how the funds are invested, which could potentially allow tax-free growth and could result in more money for your charity.
Donor-Advised Funds offer you a way to plan, manage, and potentially grow your charitable giving. The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts. Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision-making. Contributions are immediately tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
There is no cost to establish a Donor-Advised Fund. However, there often are minimum initial charitable contributions required to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more). A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy, and donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.
Gifts of Bitcoin
By donating Bitcoin (BTC) directly, you may realize significant tax benefits while making a sizable contribution to the ministry. To facilitate your gift, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
Gifts of the BTC cryptocurrency supports Ligonier’s global gospel outreach while you may receive significant tax advantages at the same time. Before you sell BTC and donate the after-tax proceeds, consider donating your BTC directly. Generally, the deduction a donor can claim is based on the price of the asset on the date and time they relinquish control to a charity. This model includes two significant benefits, both for you and for Ligonier:
- Your tax deduction will be equal to the fair market value of the donated Bitcoin (as determined by a qualified appraisal).
- Your gift to Ligonier will be larger because, instead of paying capital gains taxes, the ministry will receive the full value of your contribution.
The transfer from wallet to wallet can usually be handled directly with a donor. Ligonier has taken steps to secure BTC transactions and holdings using multi-signature authentication wallets.
Should you decide to support Ligonier this way, we want to ensure a smooth transaction and process your gift accurately and in a timely fashion. To facilitate your gift, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by emailing email@example.com or by calling 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
Donate by Shopping on Amazon
Turn your online shopping into gospel outreach through AmazonSmile. When you shop using your AmazonSmile account and select Ligonier Ministries as your beneficiary, a portion of your purchases directly supports our teaching and discipleship ministry.
If you haven’t enrolled in AmazonSmile yet, it’s as simple as signing up and shopping through Smile.Amazon.com. Without increasing the cost of your order, part of your Amazon purchase price will be donated directly to Ligonier, empowering us to proclaim the holiness of God in all its fullness to even more people around the world.
Numerous supporting churches throughout the world help further the mission of Ligonier Ministries by distributing our resources, providing financial support, ordering bulk subscriptions of Tabletalk magazine for their congregations, and using Ligonier Connect to aid their Bible study and Sunday School initiatives. To learn all the ways we seek to serve the church, please call us at 1-800-435-4343.
Whatever method you choose, thank you for supporting the work of Ligonier Ministries. We are committed to the highest standards of stewardship of the funds you entrust to us.
How We Use Your Gifts
Our primary uses are:
- Broadcasting Renewing Your Mindand other podcasts online and on the radio;
- Providing audio and video resource materials to people around the world;
- Delivering free 24-hour Christian internet radio on RefNet;
- Producing and distributing Tabletalk magazine;
- Publishing new book titles;
- Publishing the Reformation Study Bible in multiple languages;
- Answering biblical and theological questions through the Ask Ligonier chat service;
- Offering an online learning community with Ligonier Connect;
- Hosting a variety of conferences and events;
- Supporting Reformation Bible College;
- Translating and distribution costs for our international outreach;
- Providing materials for our Military Chaplain Outreach program; and
- Reaching inmates with biblical teaching through our Prison Outreach program.
We also use funds received for the necessary daily operations and administrative costs of the ministry as a whole.
Ligonier Ministries Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Each year, an independent accounting firm audits our financials. Annual reports are available here.
Our policy is to apply gifts given toward a specific program. If we receive more contributions than can be wisely used for a given project, we apply these funds to meet other pressing needs in our outreach efforts. We are committed to stewarding all gifts wisely toward the goal of proclaiming the holiness of God to as many people as possible.