Give FAQ

How can I make a donation to DCEF?

You can make a donation online by clicking here. We accept cash/check donations mailed to P.O. Box 7030, Indianapolis, IN 46207. You can also give us a call at 800.274.1883 and speak to someone directly about your preferred giving method.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Disciples Church Extension Fund is federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Talk with your tax adviser to find out more.

My company has a matching gift program. Is DCEF eligible to receive a matching gift from my employer?

The IRS recognizes Disciples Church Extension Fund as a 501(c)(3) under the tax code, so we can receive donations through your employer’s matching gift program. Thank you for thinking of us!

Is it secure to make an online donation?

Yes. Our online donation platform Qgiv undergoes annual tests of every facet of their security systems to ensure your donation is safe. They are a Level 1 PCI Compliant providerWhen you make an online donation, your information is secure.

Can I make a recurring online donation?

Of course! Visit our Giving page. At the bottom of the “donation amount” section, you can elect to make your gift a recurring donation at biweekly, monthly, or quarterly intervals. If you prefer, you can also give us a call at 800.274.1883 and we can help you set up a recurring gift over the phone.

Can I make a gift of appreciated securities?

Yes. Instruct your broker/securities representative to send the decided-upon securities to our brokerage account. For account information, please contact us here.

How should I list DCEF in my will/estate plan?

Thank you for thinking of us as a part of your legacy planning. You can list us as Disciples Church Extension Fund or as Board of Church Extension in your estate plans and/or will.

Can I make a donation from my DCEF investment note?

The Great Commission Partner Program might be a great option for you.

Where can I find a list and totals of donor supported funds?

We update our funds list on a yearly basis (with funds dating back to 1883) and include them in our Annual Report.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Disciples Church Extension Fund will process your gift and send a receipt letter for your tax records through USPS. In most instances, you can expect to receive your receipt letter within a week from the time your gift is received in our office.

Contact to find out how your gifts help congregations thrive and transform communities. Or call 800.274.1883.