Cash contributions can be given in a variety of ways—by check, credit card, or electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your bank account. You can give securely online today and set up a schedule for regular giving with a method and frequency that works for you. You may also send a check to The Colossian Forum at 601 5th Street NW, Suite 101, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.
**NEW** We now offer a text-to-give option if you want to support our transformational mission through text message. Text the word "HOPE" to 616-227-3482 and you will receive a donation form in response that you can complete on your mobile device. It's a fast and easy way to give!
We invite you to join our Colossian Circle by pledging your financial support—at any level—for three years. Your continued investment will support and sustain our remarkable and timely mission. All contribution levels and methods are appreciated. Members will receive private invitations to missional events. Learn more.
You can transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned for over a year to The Colossian Forum. These assets will be immediately sold and the proceeds used to further the mission and work of The Colossian Forum. You receive the benefit of an immediate income tax deduction at fair market value for the securities on the date of transfer (no matter what you originally paid for them). You pay no capital gains tax on the transferred stock. Donating appreciated stock can be more beneficial to you than giving cash. Contact our Development and Communications Officer, Emily Stroble, for more details.
If you are 70½ or older, you can make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from your IRA to The Colossian Forum without incurring federal income tax on the withdrawal. If you do not have an immediate need for the required mandatory distributions (RMDs) from your IRA, you can gift them to The Colossian Forum's transformational mission. This is good news for people who want to make a charitable gift during their lifetime from retirement assets but have been discouraged from doing so because of the income tax penalty. This is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). The QCD applies to traditional, rollover, and Roth IRAs. SEP and Simple IRAs also qualify (as long as you no longer actively receive employer contributions). Employer-sponsored plans do not allow for QCDs. For more information or to offer a gift, please contact our Development and Communications Officer, Emily Stroble.
Matching gift opportunities, if available through your employer, can double, or even triple, your contribution. Prior to donating, contact your organization's Human Resources department to determine if your employer offers a matching gift opportunity when you contribute to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization like The Colossian Forum. For more information about matching gifts, please email our Development and Communications Officer, Emily Stroble.
You'd like to help build the long-term financial strength of The Colossian Forum, but feel you cannot make a significant gift today. Your solution may be a charitable bequest. A bequest under your will or revocable trust can complement your commitments today while supporting The Colossian Forum tomorrow.
Donors Choose a Bequest Because . . .