Your Generosity Fuels Our Ministry
We have been sustained for over four decades by the generous gifts of God’s people. There are a variety of ways to support our work. Every gift, no matter the size, is needed and appreciated.
We can securely process your credit or debit card donation online or by calling 800-435-4343. You may also give a one-time gift through stocks and securities.
If you prefer, mail your gift to Ligonier Ministries, PO Box 863595, Orlando, FL 32886-3595.
Partner With Us Monthly
Our monthly Ministry Partner Program provides reliable, continued support through recurring donations to maintain and expand our ministry impact.
For only $25 or more each month, you will receive Tabletalk magazine, an exclusive message from Dr. Sproul and more. Learn more
Gifts of Securities
By donating shares of appreciated securities, you may realize significant tax benefits while making a sizeable contribution. To facilitate your gift, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185. Read more below.
Gifts of individual stocks or mutual funds that have increased in value allow friends to generously support the Ligonier mission 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 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 that your gift has maximum impact on all those who rely on our resources to mature in their faith and Christ-likeness.
Stock gifts can be easily made however you hold the shares – by certificate or by direct electronic transfer from your brokerage account. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
Giving Through Your IRA
The IRA Charitable Rollover is now permanent. This tax provision allows owners of individual retirement accounts who are 70½ or older to make gifts from their IRA directly to non-profit organizations. Applied against the required minimum distribution, an individual may donate up to $100,000 of IRA assets each year to Ligonier Ministries or other charities without reporting the withdrawal as taxable income. Read more below.
What does this mean to you as a supporter of Ligonier Ministries?
It allows for direct charitable gifts to be made directly from IRAs. 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 or would like to donate to Ligonier Ministries using other appreciated assets, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
We occasionally receive gifts such as automobiles, real estate, coins, jewelry, or other donated items of value. Please visit our Non-Cash Giving page.
Thank you for considering supporting Ligonier in this way.
Employer Matching Gifts
Find out if your employer will match your gifts to our outreach.
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. Learn more
Legacy Giving through Estate Planning
Several gift planning options are available. The right one for you depends on your particular circumstance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 your favorite nonprofit organization. It 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. 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 donors a way to plan, manage, and potentially grow their 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 are often 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.
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 sizeable contribution to the ministry. To facilitate your gift, please contact our Gift Planning Officer by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185. Read more below.
Gifts of the Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrency supports the Ligonier mission while the donor 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 the charity:
- 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 501(c)(3) charity 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 1-800-220-7636 ext. 1185.
Donate by Shopping on Amazon
AmazonSmile now make it possible to shop and give at the same time.
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:
- Radio and Internet broadcasts of Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul;
- Providing audio and video resource materials to believers around the world;
- Delivering free 24-hour Christian internet radio;
- Producing and distributing Tabletalk magazine;
- Publishing new book titles through Reformation Trust Publishing;
- Publishing the Reformation Study Bible;
- Offering an online learning community with Ligonier Connect;
- Hosting a variety of conferences;
- Supporting Reformation Bible College;
- Translating and distribution costs for Global Outreach;
- Providing materials for our Military Chaplain Outreach program;
- 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. We always use designated gifts, or gifts given in response to particular appeal, in keeping with the purpose for which they were given.
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. Ligonier Ministries is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.