Ways to Give
There are many ways to make a financial gift to the church! To make a one-time or recurring, tax-deductible donation online or with your mobile device, you have two options noted below. The first time you donate, you will have to set up payment information (credit card or direct debit). Future donations will take just a few clicks or a single text message. In all cases, receipts can be provided by email/text, and if you choose to set up an account, you can view past transaction history, edit recurring donations or payment methods, and more.
Download the Give Plus Church app from the Apple Store or Google Play. In the app, search for First Congregational Church of San Jose or by ZIP code (95125). See the GivePlus Mobile: How It Works [PDF] handout for more details.
Pay by Check
To make a one-time, tax-deductible donation, please make your check out to First Congregational Church of San Jose and mail it to the address below. If you wish to designate how the donation should be used (i.e., disaster relief, community support, etc.), please note this in the memo section of the check.
First Congregational Church of San Jose
Attn: Financial Secretary
1980 Hamilton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
If you are sending checks via a payment/bill pay service or a charitable savings fund, please make sure your name and any special instructions are included on the check.
Corporate Matching Gift and Grant Programs
Many companies offer programs that match an employee’s donations or offer special grant programs based on volunteer service. Some support matching gifts on pledges or other donations to religious organizations while some only allow to non-pledge donations.
In addition, some companies provide charitable giving grants to employees based on their volunteer service hours. Serving on a board of committee at the church qualifies as well as participating in any of our service projects or any volunteer work you do for other non-profits so make sure you list all your hours of service. Then use your grants to make donations to our church or your other favorite charity.
Please check with your benefits department about these programs. Our church is qualified with several of the large giving vendors. If our church is not listed in your company’s program, look up other churches to confirm churches are not exclude, then contact the Church Treasurer for assistance in getting us added. You can e-mail the Church Treasurer at [email protected] or call the Church Office at (408) 377-7121 and ask to leave a message for the Financial Secretary.
To Donate Stock or if You Have Further Questions
For information on making stock gifts, or to get answers to other questions about donating and pledging, please e-mail the Church Financial Secretary at [email protected] or call the Church Office at (408) 377-7121 and ask to leave a message for the Financial Secretary.