In 2015-16 we served even more people in need than the year before. We face new challenges however. Like many nonprofit agencies, we receive some program funds from the state, especially for our AASK adoption program for children in foster care and our Guardianship Services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Due to the budget shortfall we are facing a reduction of about $80,000 in anticipated funding in 2017-18.
Other programs such as our PPAS infant adoption and pregnancy services program and our Counseling Services for individuals, couples, and families depend even more on private donations. Last year's Catholic Charities Sunday event helped make up the difference as we received over $215,000 in gifts. Many were one-time gifts however, and this year we have received far less and are currently around $130,000 so far.
The most important thing is that we have heard from clients who had been considering adoption for years and finally took the leap of faith to contact us and get started with the adoption process. Others told us seeing the counseling story in our new video gave them the courage they needed to seek the counseling that totally changed their lives. But, to continue offering help--and hope--to those in need we need the funds.
We are also trying to do even more for our neighbors across North Dakota by helping the elderly, especially those who are alone. We hope to launch a new Guardianship program for the aging by July of 2017. With our 29 years of experience in providing guardianship services, we have the people and expertise to be successful we just need the financial resources to get started and any amount you can give will help.
Please include us in your year-end charitable giving if you can by making a secure online donation below or mailing in your donation by December 31st. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
EnDOWMENT GIFTS & The 40% ND TAX CREDIT
Endowments are gifts that keep on giving, where the principal amount is invested and only the investment income is spent each year. Catholic Charities North Dakota has a couple of endowment funds that you can donate to, or you may be able to even start your own. If it is a qualified endowment fund, your gift of $5,000 or more could be eligible for a North Dakota state tax credit up to 40% of your gift value for a savings of up to $10,000 per person or $20,000 for a married couple!
Gifts for 2016 must be made by December 31st, so don't wait. Call us now at 701-235-4457 for more info. Remember to discuss any planned gift with your professional advisors for financial, legal and tax advice.
Tribute or Memorial Gifts
Memorials – Give a gift to Catholic Charities North Dakota in memory of a friend or loved one who has passed away. Many families appreciate this gesture in leiu of flowers because the gift is used to transform lives.
Tribute gifts – Celebrate an anniversary, birthday, graduation, holiday, wedding or other special occasion by donating a gift to Catholic Charities North Dakota in honor of friends and loved ones.
You can now make a memorial gift or tribute gift when donating online or by mail.
For more information on Memorial and Tribute Gifts please contact:
Joan Edwards, Development Associate
(701) 235-4457 or email@example.com
Sponsorships & Grants
Help us in Helping People, Changing Lives. Partner with Catholic Charities North Dakota to help serve people in need across the state. Contact Chad, our Director of Development and Community Relations, to discuss how you can partner with us to serve those in need!
Successful businesses know how important it is to give back to their community. Donations to Catholic Charities help to provide the best possible services to those in need as we work for the common good of all.
We also have sponsorship opportunities for our events. Let us explore how we can partner with you to meet the goals of your organization. You can help where the need is greatest or pursue a special interest in ensuring access to counseling services, helping children in foster care find their forever families through adoption, protecting vulnerable adults with intellectual disabilities through guardianship services, or providing resources and a response to natural disasters.
GRANTS and Foundations
Financial support and collaborations from corporate, private and family foundations are important in the life-changing work we do. We welcome and appreciate grants of any kind. If you know of any grant opportunities or foundations accepting applications for funding that might be a fit with our agency and services, please let us know so that we can look into it! Grants and foundations can help where the need is greatest or also designate a gift to specific Catholic Charities programs.
Contact Director of Development and Community Relations at 701-235-4457
We take our fiduciary responsibility seriously. Our most recent financial information can be viewed on the Annual Report Page.
Stocks and Mutual Funds
Consider Catholic Charities North Dakota as you plan for your future. When making plans with your attorney or financial planner, ask them how giving a gift to Catholic Charities North Dakota can help you to keep more money in the hands of your families while transforming lives and supporting our mission.
Some options you may want to consider are:
- Estate Planning
If you have questions about planned giving please contact:
(701) 235-4457 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to always discuss with your professional advisor any tax or legal questions before making a planned gift. They may know ways to maximize your savings, or even to give more than you thought possible!
Does your employer offer a matching gifts program?
Contact your Human Resources Department to find out more information. You can also contact our Development Director at (701) 235-4457 or email@example.com.
A Matching Gift is a great way to double your donation and make a bigger impact!