Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We know the end-of-year is a time with important deadlines for those we serve. That’s why we put together a list of helpful tips below to help guide your end-of-year giving. Thank you for your generosity throughout the year. May God’s peace and joy reign in your heart this Christmas season!
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone. Isaiah 9:1
It is the most generous time of the year and there is no better way to celebrate Jesus’ birth than by sharing the gifts we have received with others. There are many ways you can support your parish, school, Our Catholic Appeal or an endowment or reserve fund. Enjoy some tax advantages in your year-end giving:
Online credit card gifts can be made up to midnight on December 31st. Click here for The Catholic Foundation’s gallery page of our Diocesan entities and ministries to find the area of interest on your heart.
Mailed gifts can be made by check and mailed/postmarked by December 31st. Please make checks payable to your parish, school or ministry organization. For gifts to The Catholic Foundation or on of the endowment/reserve/DAF funds, please make payable to “The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida” and mail to P.O. Box 4905, Orlando, FL 32801.
Stock transfers should be received in our account by December 31st. The Catholic Foundation’s detailed information for you and your broker can be found at www.cfocf.org/stock.
IRA Rollovers and Distributions
Gifts from your IRA must be received by the charity by December 31st. Click here for instructions to share with your IRA custodian, as well as our contact information so that you can advise us that your gift is on the way.
celebrate the giving season
Gift giving brings us joy and can also bring us tax advantages too! Increase your impact by sponsoring a match for one of your favorite charities and inspiring others to give a year-end gift. If your circumstances allow, step out of your routine and consider giving to a new ministry. Explore a list of diocesan ministries at www.cfocf.org/makeanimpact.
A Guide on Your Giving Journey
The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida is an independent 501(c)3 organization supporting entities, individuals and families in achieving their charitable goals and addressing community needs. We are blessed to partner with Catholics throughout Central Florida to fund God’s work and advance the ministries of the Catholic Church. We have earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, which is the independent research organization’s highest recognition for nonprofits. The Catholic Foundation is a proven trustworthy philanthropic organization to give to and give through.
The Catholic Foundation provides tax letters for cumulative gifts over $250 annually given through our office. Tax letters from The Catholic Foundation will be delivered by January 31, 2023. Please be aware that your parish and other ministry organizations will also provide tax letters for your 2022 contributions to them.
If you have questions or for assistance maximizing the impact of your year-end giving, contact Madelyn Weed, CFRE, CAP, Vice President of Donor Services or (407) 246-7188.