Make an Impact With Us
When counseling is needed, cost shouldn’t be a barrier.
Consider supporting therapy that can impact generations to come!
Your tax-deductible gift will support CRC’s efforts to heal and restore couples and individuals in crisis, strengthen and equip parents and families, and help children and adults recover from the effects of unresolved trauma.
100% of your donation will go towards helping to remove that “cost-barrier”!
If you wish, you can designate to these funds:
Special Needs Counseling
Helps reduce therapy costs when:
Several family members need therapy
Trauma treatment requires long-term care
Under-employment, job loss or other health expenses strain finances
CRC’s Special Needs Fund make it possible for clients in these situations to receive the help needed.
Supports couples and individuals participating in Relational Care Intensives and the Accelerated Relational Care process to bring healing and growth in all relationships.
Development of Training
Supports the development of training for counselors and lay caregivers.
“This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples –
when they see the love you have for each other,” John 13:35 (The Message).
Center for Relational Care is pleased to partner with the National Christian Foundation in using their platform for donations and financial support to CRC. National Christian Foundation is a grant-making foundation of donor directed funds. We have established a fund account through NCF that supports our Intensive Scholarship and Special Needs Funds. Using the NCF platform for donations adds options for donors while lessening the administrative burden to CRC.
Please use the following link to make a donation or to complete your campaign commitment. For further information about NCF, see the Q&A below.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
While some may be familiar with the idea of donor directed funds, we recognize that many are not.
The following Q&A is designed to provide information and instructions on how to use this tool.
Is my donation still tax deductible?
Yes! Any donation to Center for Relational Care via NCF is still 100% tax deductible. The donation receipt will come from NCF instead of CRC but the donation will be for CRC. NCF is simply handling the administration. The entire amount of your donation is tax deductible regardless of the type of donation (ex: credit card donation or e-check donation).
What is a donor-directed fund and how does it work?
With a donor-directed fund, you (the donor) make a donation to the foundation (NCF) and direct the gift to a particular charity (Center for Relational Care). If you desire to give and/or set up recurring donations, you will click on the link above. You will be directed to a page that allows you to set up payments to Center for Relational Care’s fund at NCF.
How is this different than if I just wrote a check to Center for Relational Care?
The biggest change is that your donation is going to National Christian Foundation, and thus your tax receipts will come from them.
But, wait! I want my gift to go to Center for Relational Care!
It will. As a donor-directed fund, when you make a donation to Center for Relational Care’s fund at National Christian Foundation, we receive the donation. NCF just handles the administration of the gift. We (CRC) receive all the documentation of donations/donors within our business office.
Why not just set up a standard credit card giving tool?
Establishing a fund with NCF allows us to expand giving opportunities to non-liquid gifts, such as stocks, business interests, land, and other appreciated assets. There is also an opportunity for completely anonymous giving for those who desire it. Partnering with NCF will help us grow the ways that donors can give without increasing CRC’s operating costs.
Does Center for Relational Care pay a fee for this?
Yes, but it is very small. For liquid gifts, the administrative cost is based on the average daily balance at an annual rate of 1%. Because we will not generally leave money in our fund at NCF but instead transfer it to Center for Relational Care’s banking accounts bi-monthly, that fee paid will be 1/12th of 1%.
What about credit card fees? Should I use the e-check option?
NCF has negotiated very competitive credit card processing fees. These fees will reduce the amount of net donation received by CRC. For example, for a $1,000 donation made using a Visa credit card, CRC will receive $975 while $25 will be paid to Visa for the transaction. Therefore the fees are as follows: AMEX 3.1%, Discover 2.2%, Master Card 2.5%, Visa 2.5%.
The better option for Center for Relational Care is for donors to choose the e-check option. We pay no processing fees for this type of transaction. However, regardless of which option you choose, you will be receipted for the full amount of your credit card or e-check contribution.
Can I still just give the “old fashioned” way by writing a check and mailing it or driving it to the CRC office?
Absolutely! This is just an option that we hope is helpful. Click HERE for our mailing address.
*In accordance with IRS Publication 526, contributions made to Center for Relational Care’s Intensive Scholarship and Special Needs Counseling funds are tax deductible. However, contributions set aside for use by a specific person, such as scholarship/grant donations for the tuition of a specific client or couple, are not deductible for tax purposes. If you have questions, please consult your tax professional.