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Your gift is a crucial part of our on-going efforts to teach biblical principles of stewardship.
Gifts to Crown Financial Ministries are deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes.
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Crown is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. We conform to the standards established by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. This assures the public that Crown Financial Ministries, Inc. adheres to ethical accounting, administration, and fundraising practices.
To learn about Crown's financial integrity and see a copy of our latest IRS Form 990 and independent audit,
Ways to give to Crown
Gifts of Stock
A gift of stock can be one of the best ways to give to Crown. Gifts of appreciated stock are particularly wise from a tax perspective, since there are no capital gains paid, and the giver receives a tax deduction of the full face amount. For example, if you bought stock for $1,000 and now it is worth $5,000, you receive a tax deduction for the entire $5,000 without having a $4,000 capital gain. You would benefit in 2 ways, and Crown would benefit from the $5,000 contribution. Gifts of stock can also be one of the easiest ways to give. With your permission, Crown can work directly with your broker or financial planner, and the process is very simple. If you are interested in donating stock or mutual funds and would like more information, please contact us at 800.722.1976 or email
NOTE: Please let us know the type of stock and amount of shares you are donating to enable us to track the donation and receipt you appropriately.
Gifts in Kind
Crown has received numerous creative gifts such as surplus items, sale of grains, houses, land, apartments, vehicles, etc. When you give appreciated property, you are entitled to an income tax deduction for the full value of the asset, not just the amount you paid for it, and often you can deduct the market value of your item. If you would like to talk to one of our experienced representatives about any ideas you have about a gift in kind, we would love to talk to you. Please click here to fill out our online form or call Joe Coney at 800.722.1976.
Many companies offer matching gifts to charitable organizations. If you are looking for creative ways to give to Crown Financial Ministries, check with your company to see if it offers this program. If this is an option for you, please fill out your company’s application and send it to:
Crown Financial Ministries
9 Market Square, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37902
Our Money Processing Department will fill in our portion of the application and return it to your company.
Combined Federal Campaign Charity List
Crown (#57837) is included on the National Part of the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List and is also included in the listing of National/International Independent Organizations as well as each local campaign charity list. Federal civilian, postal, and military employees will be able to designate Crown (#57837) as beneficiary of their charitable giving through payroll deductions.
Learn more about the CFC Charity List at
Memorial or Honorarium Gifts
If you would like to give a gift in memory of or in honor of someone, please call 800.722.1976. You will need to provide the following information:
Your name and address as the one giving the gift.
The name of the recipient of the honorarium or memorial gift.
The name and address of the person or family to receive the notification of the honorarium or memorial gift.
A card will be sent to the person or family designated to notify them of the gift. You will receive a receipt acknowledging your generous gift.
Remembering Crown in Your Will
Remembering Crown in your will is a convenient way to leave a lasting legacy. After you have provided for your loved ones, you can set aside a percentage of your estate to be given to Crown. This can be done at the time you have your will made or it can be added by a codicil (amendment to your existing will). If you would like additional information about other creative ways to give using living trusts, gift annuities, life insurance, and retirement plans, please call Crown at 800.722.1976. We would be delighted to assist in any way that we can.
You can donate an automobile to Crown Financial Ministries using the online automobile donation program.
to learn more about donating your automobile to Crown.
Non Cash Gifts
Gifts, other than cash, donated to Crown Financial Ministries are handled differently than if cash was sent. The Internal Revenue Service regulates how this type of gift is to be processed.
to learn more about this type of giving.
The Joy of Helping Others ... a Giving Testimony
“We were very happy to be able to make a donation to Crown. It has had a big impact on the last 15 years of our lives. Because of the counseling, books and broadcasts we were debt-free except for our mortgage. When we received an inheritance in May, because of the good position that we were in financially, we were able to: tithe on the total (which blessed our church and other Christian organizations) increase our 401K contributions from 2% to 5%, add savings to take our emergency fund from one month to five months, pay off our small mortgage, replace our worn cars with (new to us) fuel efficient cars, and give each of our four grown children a modest amount of money. It is so encouraging to be in our early fifties and know that financially we are in good shape. Of course, we remind ourselves that the Lord is still our provider and protector so we don't stop depending on Him or looking to Him for wisdom and help.”
Debbie and Steve Lutz
"But just as you excel in everything ... see that you also excel in this grace of giving."
— II Cor. 8:7
Ways to Give
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Who should we help?
True and lasting financial freedom cannot be experienced in Christians' finances unless they understand God's perspective on giving and sharing.
How Welfare Reform May Impact Church Ministry
At this time in America's history, God has provided an open door for the church to step up to its responsibility to help people in need. Today, the government is turning to the faith community for help in providing aid to the poor.
Caring programs in the Church
Every church seeking to serve the Lord should have caring programs established to help their own needy, the needy in their community, and the needy in the world.
Benevolence - How to Begin
It is well known that there are churches in every community that help the needy. These benevolence ministries are often called “Alms” ministries because they are giving alms to the poor. You are more likely to see this kind of community benevolence ministry than to see one that meets the needs of people in the congregation.
Any business generally reflects the values of its principle owners or managers. It is the reflection of these values that determines whether a business is labeled Christian or non-Christian.
Because the handling of cash itself does not result in the Internal Revenue Service acknowledging and accepting the accounting of funds given or received, establishing an appropriate method of handling offerings could be one of the more important aspects of church financial management.
Smart Ways to Give
When it comes to your assets, you may be able to hold onto them longer by giving them away.
Use of tithes
Part of being a good steward (manager) of what God has provided is to give a portion back to Him.