Capuchin Franciscans Western America Province

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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Your Support is Critical
Your financial support is integral to our mission and ministries, and every gift is critical to those we serve.  There are a variety of ways you can assist - you can make a donation on-line, a cash gift (e.g., via check or credit card), you can donate stocks, real estate, make a planned gift, etc.

· Donate Online –

Thank you for choosing to support the Capuchin Franciscans of the Western America Province.  Your gift today helps support the Capuchins’ mission and ministries, and our dedication to serving the needs of everyone with whom we come in touch.

· Outright Gifts

Outright gifts can include cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  All cash gifts are fully tax-deductible, up to the maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income.

· Gifts of Securities

Gifts of stock of other appreciated property offer two-fold tax savings.  The donor pays no capital gains on any increased value of the appreciated security or property, and they receive an income tax deduction for the full market value at the time of the gift.  Transferring securities is a simply process – to ensure proper tax credit, timely acknowledgement, and accurate processing of your stock donation, please contact the Development Office for a transfer form or more information.

· Wills/Bequests

In writing your will or living trust, you may specify that you would like a portion of your estate to benefit the Capuchins.  By including the Capuchins in your estate plans, you are benefiting generations to come.  A bequest requires a relatively simple addition to your will.

· Gifts of Real Estate

Real property, either in entirety or in part, can be deeded to the Capuchins.  It is even possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to the Capuchins now, while continuing to occupy the property for life.

· Contact information

If you would like more information about giving, you have made a provision for the Capuchins in your will or estate plan, or if you would like more information on ways to do so, please contact the Development Office.
650-347-1505 or