Donor FAQs

Are you a 501.c.3 organization?

Yes

Are you rated by Charity Navigator?

Yes, we have received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating this well respected agency awards. See our profile at Charity navigator.

What types of donations do you seek?

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services welcomes cash donations of all sizes to serve 4,500 children and families in need each year.  Our budget of some $14 million is funded by three main sources:

  1. income from our endowment 40%;
  2. Fees from families and the state for services (mainly foster care) 30%; and
  3. donations from individuals, congregations, service groups, foundations and corporations.

Do you accept In-Kind donations?

Yes, we welcome in kind donations of school supplies and gifts we can pass along to the numerous children in our care, throughout the year and especially at Christmas.  Your local development officer can provide you with a list of the item we seek.

How frequently can I make donations?

We welcome pledges which are paid either monthly, annually, or over multiple years.  You might be interested in joining our monthly giving club, Partners in Ministry; our annual giving society, Connecting Hearts; or our multi-year giving society, Hope for the Children.

Can you assist me with a planned gift?

Yes, our Vice President for Development, Rev. Peter D. Crouch, has over 20 years of planned giving experience and would be delighted to assist you.  These gifts include bequests, life income gifts (such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts), life insurance gifts, gifts of property and collections, and all other gifts that require extra planning.

Can I donate to capital projects in addition to supporting programs?

Yes, PCHAS seeks annual capital maintenance donations and lists of projects to be funded is available from your local Development Officer.  You may also make a pledge or outright donation to our current Living Water Capital Campaign.  Please click here to make a gift now or here for a copy of our Living Water Capital Campaign pledge form.

Can I donate my home but retain the right to live in it?

Yes, this is known as a Retained Life Estate gifts and has immediate benefits for you and long term benefits for PCHAS’ mission.

May I establish an endowment for the benefit of PCHAS’ mission?

Yes, 257 families have established permanent named funds for the ongoing benefit of our programs serving children and families in need.  We would be very pleased to work with you in creating a named endowment fund that would be especially meaningful to you and your family.  You may endow all that we do or specify a particular program; however, our Education program is currently fully endowed.