Online Giving

How can I give?

Online. Grace uses Planning Center to process online giving. To create a profile or configure your giving, click here.
Venmo. @graceseattle (all transactions are private)
PayPal. Give to
Stock.  Contact our bookkeeper
Check. Mail checks to: Grace Church Seattle 505 Broadway E, PMB 324, Seattle, WA 98102
          Please note - all mail must be addressed to "Grace Church Seattle"
Matching employer giving. Many employee matching programs will match gifts to the Serving the City or Benevolence Funds through Benevity. Please contact our bookkeeper for information on directed employer match funds.

To see a detailed picture of our overall spending and budget, please click here.

Where can I direct my gift?
Grace maintains three funds:
(1) General Fund. This is the church’s operational fund, which supports the mission and worship of our congregation—staff salaries, facility expenses, operating expenses. In addition, our annual operating budget includes giving from the General Fund to our Serving the City and Benevolence Funds as part of our congregational mission. We anticipate most regular congregational giving will be to the General Fund.

(2) Serving the City Fund. This goes directly to our efforts to serve the hurting and marginalized in our city in addition to our operating budget allocation. Employer matching through Benevity may be available for gifts made to this fund. For a breakdown of our budget and spending for Serving the City and other outreach, please click here.

(3) Benevolence Fund. This goes directly to help those in our congregation and community who are facing unexpected financial need. Special offerings are taken to fund our benevolence ministry. Employer matching through Benevity may be available for gifts made to this fund

How do I specify the fund I give to?
Unspecified gifts will go to the General Fund.
- For credit card giving, you can specify General, Serving the City, or Benevolence in the fund field.
- For all other giving, specify “Serving the City” or “Benevolence” in the memo line.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is online giving?

Online giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account and directed into Grace’s bank account.

What are the advantages of online giving?

Security and convenience make online transactions an increasingly popular means of donating to an organization. Plus, Grace enjoys administrative savings (manual check processing and record keeping add up in a hurry). You also can take advantage of the discipline that recurring donations can provide for your giving – it makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you can't attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church.

How do I sign up for online giving?

To give on-line click here. You will be guided through your online giving account set-up and you will be prompted to select your payment method (bank debit or credit card) and contribution information. It's that easy!

How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?

Once you set up your online giving account through our church website, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account (or credit card account) to the church's bank account.

When will my contribution be deducted from my account?

Your first contribution will be debited immediately when you set up your account. Recurring debits will re-occur on the frequency chosen from the first debit. For example, if you set up your account and make a contribution on September 12th, and if you choose monthly contributions as your frequency, the next debit will occur on October 12th.

Can I give as little or as much as I want?

Donations must be in whole dollar amounts (i.e. no cents). For example, if you type in $25.09 as your contribution, the contribution amount will read as $2,509. There is a minimum of $1 and there are no limitations on the maximum amount.

What if I move, change bank accounts or want to change my method of payment for contributions?

Login to your online giving account and update your account information.

Is online giving secure?

Yes. Online giving is less risky than writing checks or bringing cash to church. Electronic contributions cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed. All information is encrypted with 256 bit SSL encryption. SSL is an acronym for "Secure Socket Layer", a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.

What are the fees involved with online giving?

Grace will be charged a fee ranging from 1.9%-2.3% of the contribution amount + .30 cents per transaction for debit and credit cards, and 1% of the contribution amount for ACH bank account transactions (e-checks). These are the most competitive rates we found as we evaluated several different ways to give. Your giving statement will show the full value of your contribution.

Can I schedule recurring donations?

Yes, you can specify whether you want your contribution made one-time, weekly, every two weeks (bi-weekly), twice per month (bi-monthly), and monthly. You can set up as many schedules as you would like, so it is possible to give a monthly gift as well as a weekly one.

Can I contribute to the Benevolence or Serving the City fund through online giving?

Yes! The default option is the General Fund, so you will need to select the Benevolence or Serving the City Fund from the Fund field. When you schedule your contribution, click the down arrow on the Fund field and all the funds will appear as options.

What are the tax implications of gifting stock?

You can gift stock through our on-line brokerage account and save on long term capital gains taxes. Contact our bookkeeper for more information.

For more questions, please contact our bookkeeper at

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1300 E Aloha Street, Seattle, WA 98102
Mailing Address: 505 Broadway E, PMB 324, Seattle, WA 98102 | (206) 962-9462
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