Fundraising Ideas

Employer Donation Matching
Some employers (particularly larger businesses) have a donation matching program for employees by which the employer will match donations given by an employee to a non-profit organization. Check with your employer—you could double your donations to the building fund!

Donating Stock
There are potentially significant advantages to donating stock. With the stock market near an all‐time high, this may be a good opportunity. The tax benefits can be substantial if you have owned securities for longer than a year and they have appreciated. By donating stock, you will avoid paying the capital gains tax, and you could be eligible for a charitable contributiondeduction equal to the fair market value of the stock. This works best for those whose marginal tax bracket is 12% or higher and who claim itemized deductions. But please consult your tax advisor to be sure about your specific situation.

Please contact Mark Donovan (mdonovan@sgclouisville.org or 502‐855‐7701) for any questions. Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville has a brokerage account with Fifth Third Securities to which donated shares can be transferred (a transfer authorization form is here).

Amazon Smile
Donate with the purchases you're already making on Amazon!  If you click on this link, you can set up an AmazonSmile account and link it to our church. Purchasing will look exactly the same on your end, but for eligible items, AmazonSmile will automatically donate 0.5% of the price to the charity selected by the customer--in this case, our church! .5% may not seem like much, but it adds up quickly and we gladly welcome every single penny.

For everyone already using this service, thank you! If you're new to AmazonSmile, we hope you'll take advantage of this great program and help us meet our 2021 Building Fund goals. Happy shopping!