Online Giving
You can give to Grace in many ways:

General Fund

Our General Fund goes to support the mission and worship of our congregation.

Deacons' Fund

Our Deacon's Fund goes to help those in our congregation and community who are facing unexpected financial need.

Serving the City Fund

Our Serving the City Fund goes directly to our efforts to serve the hurting and marginalized in our city.

Instructions

To give to Grace online, select the fund you would like to contribute to and enter the amount.
To finish the giving transaction you will be transferred to our Subsplash giving website.

You can also give to the church via Venmo, Paypal, stock transfer, or check. Please indicate the fund to which you are contributing in the memo or comments field to make sure the funds are properly allocated.

Venmo - @graceseattle.org (all transactions are private)
PayPal - bookkeeper@graceseattle.org
Stock - contact our bookkeeper
Mail checks to 400 E Pine St, #215 Seattle, WA 98122

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 Amazon.com 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 Deacon’s Fund through online giving?

Yes! The default option is the General Fund, so you will need to select the Deacon’s Fund from the Fund field. When you schedule your contribution, click the down arrow on the Fund field and the Deacon’s Fund will appear as an option.

How do text contributions work?

Using your text enabled phone, text "GODISLOVE" (capitalization does not matter) to (206) 859-9405. You will receive a text reply with a link to the Grace Online Giving page where you can login or set up an account. Return to the text message any time to click on the link and send additional gifts.

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 bookkeeper@graceseattle.org.

Worship Location:
1300 E Aloha Street, Seattle, WA 98102
Office Location:
400 E Pine, Suite 215, Seattle, WA 98122
office@graceseattle.org
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