Giving FAQ

PPF is an independent, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. All gifts to PPF are tax-deductible.

How do I give online?

What is a PeaceLeader? Can I make a recurring donation?

How much is PPF’s operating budget?

Why does PPF have an endowment and how can I help?

How can I give from my IRA?

Colombia Accompaniment Program

A note on accepting restricted donations

 

How do I give online?

  1. Click here to visit the donate page.
  2. Complete the form and your secure online donation will be processed. (Donations are processed by PayPal)
  3. If you would like to designate your gift for a particular area of our work, simply type a message indicating how you’d like your gift to be designated in the box labeled “Designation Code.” Otherwise you can leave this box blank. All gifts to PPF are tax-deductible.

If you prefer to mail us a check please make it payable to “Presbyterian Peace Fellowship” and mail it to

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
17 Cricketown Rd.
Stony Point, NY 10980

If you have any questions not answered on this page please email us at info@presbypeacefellowship.org.

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What is a PeaceLeader? Can I set up a recurring donation?

We call our supporters who make recurring donations PeaceLeaders because they lead the way for PPF’s future. Making a regular automatic online donation means lower overhead costs for us for processing your gift so that even more can go directly to our work. It’s easy for you – just set it up and let it runs on it’s own without having to think about it. And it helps us plan for what we’re able to do when we know we can count on your recurring donation every month. Anyone who sets up a recurring donation is a PeaceLeader.

Become a PeaderLeader now.

 

Operating Budget

PPF’s entire budget is approximately $200,000. We are committed never to borrow to meet our needs, to live as simply as possible, and to be totally transparent about the way that every dollar you give is spent. Please help us to build an authentically Christian, nonviolent movement that will transform our church — and through the church — the world.

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Why does PPF have an endowment and how can I help?

In 2006, hundreds of PPF supporters launched a Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Endowment Fund to generate funds for nonviolence in perpetuity. Why? Because, as followers of the Prince of Peace, this is the legacy we want to create together. Through all time and all places, we are among the ordinary people who are united in the great human project of peace. The peacemakers of the future will need financial resources for this work. We are in this together.

So there are two ways to support PPF’s work:

  1. Gifts to the annual action budget, which is used in full every year
  2. Gifts to the endowment fund, which is an investment to create permanent support for PPF.

An endowment fund is a way for us to pool our resources and invest them so that the interest income from the fund will provide money for peace action every year, year after year. Currently, PPF’s annual action budget receives about $30,000 from the endowment fund each year. This is a significant portion of PPF’s budget. The fund is overseen by a PPF Endowment Fund Committee and is invested at the socially-responsible New Covenant Funds of the Presbyterian Foundation.

We also use our endowment fund as a witness for peacemaking. PPF’s endowment fund is Fossil-Free and Occupation-Free. Because Climate Change will be the biggest impact on human war and violence ever known, we have elected to not profit any further from the desecration of creation caused by fossil fuels. We also refrain from investments with about 20 companies that enable or profit from the illegal military occupation of the Palestinian territory by the nation of Israel. When those companies move away from these activities, we lift our investment restriction. As with all other investments at the New Covenant Funds, we do not invest in weapons, guns, tobacco, gambling and companies with human rights violations.

All gifts to the PPF endowment fund are tax-deductible. Through generous pledges, gifts and covenants to remember PPF in wills and planned giving, we have received the legacy of endowment gifts from $1 to $50,000. Gifts of all amounts are needed. We add up.

How about you? What is your legacy?

  1. Learn about the Endowment 75 Campaign, celebrating PPF’s 75th year with a goal of growing the endowment fund to at least $1 million for the work of peace now and far into the future. Three-year pledges or one-time gifts are welcomed!
  2. Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way – What we plan to do with the assets entrusted to us can impact the future of the world. Consider a covenant to remember PPF’s endowment in your will or another form of planned giving through the Presbyterian Foundation.
  3.  Consider making the PPF endowment fund a beneficiary of your IRA, an insurance policy, real estate or other assets to be distributed after your lifetime.

Give now to the PPF Endowment Fund 75 Campaign.For more information on supporting the PPF Endowment 75 Campaign with a tax-deductible gift, a planned gift covenant or gifts of stock, property or other assets, contact the PPF Endowment 75 Campaign at (817)291-3952 or by email.

How can I give from my IRA?

Please read this page.

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Colombia Accompaniment Program

Our partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Colombia is nonviolent direct action at its best. Help us to recruit, train and support Presbyterians like you from the U.S. who raise their own support to volunteer to “see and be seen” in the midst of the violence of Colombia. Our accompaniment is built on Paul’s reflection of 2 Corinthians that we will stand clearly for life even in the midst of great affliction. Where are we as people of privilege prepared to take risks because of the faith that we profess as followers of Jesus? Find out more about how you can be a PPF Accompanier!

Give to the Colombia Accompaniment Program now.

 

A note on accepting restricted donations

Sometimes donors approach us with a desire to give to support some particular project that we may not already be involved in. We are grateful for the opportunity to “think outside the box” and ask only that you be in touch with us before making a gift so that we can determine together whether your interest fits our mission and we have the capacity to carry out the proposed work.

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