Give to Grace
Annual Giving Through a Pledge
All Christians are called to contribute a portion of their time, talent, and treasure toward the work of God’s Church. Here at Grace, we encourage support of God’s Church by becoming involved with one of our many ministries and by making an annual financial pledge. Pledging provides the critical funding for our operations and our outreach and our pledge allows our ministries at Grace to thrive. Pledging also reflects our prayerful response to God’s call to be good stewards of our material possessions – we acknowledge that all that we are and all that we have are gifts from God.
Our 2018 Annual Giving Campaign in now underway and concludes on January 31, 2018. Timely pledging enables the Wardens and Vestry to craft a responsible budget for Grace Church, and we encourage all parishioners to respond.
If you consider Grace your church, your pledge of regular support through our Annual Giving Campaign is an affirmation of your membership.
We invite you to talk to us about a making pledge to Grace Church. Please reach out through the Contact Grace form, or call the church office at (718) 624-1850, x 10.
If you would like to make your pledge online, please consider using Realm, our church management system.
If this is your first visit to Realm, click “Register Now” at the bottom of the screen. You will be asked to set up an account. Please take a moment to verify or provide your contact information, and then proceed to the Giving section. If you have questions regarding your profile or how to access your information, please call the church office at (718) 624-1850, x 10.
If you would like for us to set up a Realm account for you, please complete this Pledge form online.
Automatic Pledge Payments
Automatic payments, either through credit card or ACH debits from your bank account are a thoughtful way to help Grace manage its cash flow by providing an assured schedule of pledge payments. You may set up regular payments through your Giving profile on Realm. As indicated above, if this is your first visit to Realm, you will be asked to create a user id and login.
As friend or visitor, from near or away, we welcome your one-time gift in support of the life and activities of our parish. You can make a one-time online donation to Grace through Realm. Please note that you may do so as a visitor.
You may also make a one-time gift to a specific fund. Altar Flowers are offered to God in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a significant event. The Music Fund supports Grace’s wonderful music program. The Rector’s Discretionary Fund is a special kind of outreach and provides funds for the Rector to give to an individual in immediate need. Donations can be made online via Realm.
Pledges and Donations by Check
We welcome donations in any form! A gift by check may be mailed to Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Give to Our General Fund
Monetary gifts to Grace, unless otherwise designated, go into our General Fund to support the basic life and activities of our parish, including salaries and benefits for clergy and staff, support of worship programs, maintenance of buildings and grounds, and outreach within the parish and beyond our walls.
To make a gift to Grace Church, you can place cash or a check in the offering plate, or mail a check to Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, 254 Hicks Street, New York, NY 11201.
You can also make a General Fund gift to Grace at any time through PayPal.
Gifts designated for any of the following funds should be made by check. (We are unable to accept online payments for these funds at this time.)
Altar Flower Dedications may be offered in honor or memory of a loved one or to mark a special event such as a Baptism. A contribution of $150 provides two vases of flowers. Please complete the entry details for the date you prefer on the form in the 3 ring binder at the rear of church.
The Rector’s Discretionary Fund offers immediate, confidential assistance to those who come to Grace seeking compassionate support for expenses such as health care, food, clothing, housing, funerals and education.
The Grace Church Music Fund supports guest musicians and other special music programs at Grace.
The Organ Fund helps maintain and care for our valuable Austin organ.
The Grace Church Memorial Fund, comprising gifts made in memory of those who have died, supports our worship ministries, the Altar Guild and church improvements and/or beautification.
To make your designated gift, place your check in the offering plate or mail it to Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, 254 Hicks Street, New York, NY 11201. On the notation line of your check, please identify the fund to which you are giving. (We are unable to accept online payments for these funds at this time.)
Grace Brooklyn Heights Conservancy
The Grace Brooklyn Heights Conservancy was established in 2012 to support the restoration of the historic buildings of Grace Church. As a separate tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, the Conservancy is able to receive contributions from organizations that could not otherwise support religious institutions. These organizations may include employer matching gift programs, and private or public organizations that provide grants to preserve historic buildings. The Conservancy directs gifts and grant funds toward those capital projects approved by the Vestry.
To make a gift to the Conservancy, make out your check to “Grace Brooklyn Heights Conservancy, Inc.” and place it in the offering plate, or mail it to the church at 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.
Matching Gifts to the Conservancy
We are grateful to those parishioners who are able to enhance their personal donations through their employers’ matching grants program. Please obtain an application form from your employer, and let us know if you need supporting documents or information from the Conservancy. Please instruct your employer to make out the check to “Grace Brooklyn Heights Conservancy, Inc.” and mail it to Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, at 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.
Bequests and Planned Giving
“Where there is no vision the people perish.” —Proverbs 29:18
Honor the Past, Sustain the Present, Nurture the Future.
For more than a century and a half, Grace Church has served the Brooklyn community and conducted outreach activities around the world. During that time, many individuals have expressed their gratitude to the church and to God by remembering Grace Church in their long-term financial planning. These bequests or deferred gifts have played an important role in the life and work of this parish and will continue to do so in the future.
The Grace Church Legacy Society was established in 2008 to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the dedication of Grace Church Brooklyn Heights and to honor those who include Grace Church in their estate plans or make a gift to the endowment during their lives. See our Legacy Society brochure and enrollment form.
To join the Legacy Society, please notify the Rev. Anne F.C. Richards that Grace has been named in your will or that you have planned another type of deferred gift, or that you intend to.
For additional information about planned giving, please go to www.EpiscopalGifts.org.
Thank you for your generosity!
For more information on any of these opportunities for giving, please use the Contact Grace form.