Give Online
One-time & Recurring donations can be made on FEC’s website:

  • To give online, please click here
  • Through FEC’s online giving page with Push Pay you can make a secure donation while also having the option of creating your personal profile/log-in and manage any changes to your donation frequency.
  • Choose either FEC International for international work, FEC National for national church planting,  or FEC Office for other general support initiatives.
  • Enter your giving amount, search for desired initiative to support in the drop down box based on the selection above, complete the other information.
  • Click “Next”
  • Select your payment method and enter your payment information.
  • Click Submit when finished.

**If you desire to set up recurring donations for multiple initiatives, each one must be separately set up.  If you have issues, our office is ready to help you.**

Please be aware:

  • Some of our international families work in sensitive areas of the world; consequently, not all FEC workers full names are included in the search.
  • Please be aware that the credit card company takes 4 to 4.5% for their fees.  Note: these fees are covered by the FEC Office so that your full donation amount reaches your desired initiative.
  • You may also choose to give through electronic check by selecting that giving option on our online giving form.
  • Giving online will automatically sign you up to receive the FEC email newsletter; if you do not wish to receive the newsletter, scroll to the bottom of the email and click, “Unsubscribe.”

 

Give by Mail
Please make your check payable to “FEC” or “Fellowship of Evangelical Churches” and mail to:

1420 Kerrway Court
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

To support a specific ministry, include a note stating the name of the ministry, project, or international worker and the amount you are giving.

 

Give by Phone
To make a credit card contribution by phone, please call FEC call (260) 423-3649
Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

 

Online Giving through your Bank Account
Many of us have discovered the ease of paying our bills through electronic bill pay. Just as you can pay your light bill through bill pay you can also give in the same manner. If you wish to give by electronic bill pay, please observe the following:

Checks should be payable to “FEC” or “Fellowship of Evangelical Churches”
The “account” or “memo” line should have the name of your international worker.

If the check comes from a banking center, and does not include your name and return address, the “account” line should be your name, followed by the international worker’s name. For example: Account: J Austin for M Watson. Your donor number can be found on any receipt.

If you need assistance, please call FEC at (260) 423-3649 or send us an email at giving@fecministries.org.

 

Giving Stock, Mutual Funds or Other Potential Assets

Good stewardship includes wise planning. Wise planning allows people to give more to the Lord’s work. Those who own securities and who want to make substantial gifts to any of FEC’s ministries have a number of ways to help.

If you have securities with long-term capital gains, US tax law allows donors to give appreciated securities and deduct the full market value as a charitable contribution. FEC can sell the securities without paying capital gains taxes.

If the securities are now worth less than you paid for them, the wise thing to do is sell the securities and give the cash. This allows you to claim the loss on your taxes and then to deduct the amount of the gift as a charitable deduction if you itemize.

If you would like to make a donation to FEC by giving stock, mutual funds, or other assets please contact FEC’s Administrative Department. Please give us your name, stock information and donor ID (if you have one) as well as the designation of the gift so that your stock contribution can be processed correctly.

If you need assistance, please call FEC at (260) 423-3649 or send us an email at: giving@fecministries.org.

 

Wills and Trusts – Planned Giving

FEC has partnered with CSF (Christian Service Foundation), FECs financial arm, to help you with any estate planning needs. Whether you would like to leave a gift to FEC in your will or give an annuity, CSF can help you utilize the resources God has given you. Call the FEC Office to learn more about giving through wills and trusts.

 

Other CSF Services benefiting FEC

In 1949, the Christian Service Foundation was founded. CSF helps individuals make charitable contributions to local FEC churches, to FEC and to other FEC affiliate corporations.

CSF can help create and manage Donor Advised Funds, Differed Gift Arrangements, Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Trusts.

If you need assistance, please call FEC at (260) 423-3649, or send us an email at: giving@fecministries.org.

 

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable gifts given by their employees, sometimes more than doubling your contribution. Check your company’s policy to see if they have a matching program.

 

Please note that some companies exclude matching contributions for “religious purposes.” 

 

Can I mail in a donation?
Yes. Please make your check payable to FEC and mail to:

FEC Office
1420 Kerrway Court
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

How do I update my contact information?
You may contact FEC’s Administrative Department by email at giving@fecministries.org or call (260)423-3649.

Are gifts tax deductible? Will I get a receipt?
FEC is a tax exempt nonprofit organization under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; we are qualified to receive tax deductible donations and all donations to us are tax deductible. A tax-deductible receipt is sent for each donation we receive. When you receive a paper receipt, you may use the bottom portion to send in another gift.

Why did I stop receiving receipts?
Receipts are issued for each donation. If no further donations are made, no further receipts are issued. We do not send reminders. If you make online donations, you are sent an email receipt.  If you receive paper receipts, the contribution may have been posted incorrectly, or the receipt may have been lost in the mail. For an incorrect posting, we will make the correction and issue a corrected receipt to you. You may contact FEC’s Administrative Department by email at giving@fecministries.org or call (260) 423-3649 and request the re-issue of a duplicate receipt.

What if I don’t want receipts and just want an annual statement?
The Principles and Policies for Tax Deductible Donations for FEC states “Donors will receive acknowledgements during the year confirming the amounts, donation accounts and date of gift, as well as calendar year-end tax receipts documenting such gifts as deductible contributions for income tax purposes in the United States.” Contact FEC’s Administrative Department by email at giving@fecministries.org or toll free at (260) 423-3649, and we will arrange to stop automatic receipts and just send a statement around the end of January for your tax preparation.

I received my receipt, but in the envelope was a receipt belonging to someone else.
Once in a while the stuffing/sealing machine hiccups and does this – maybe once or twice a year out of thousands of receipts. Let us know about the extra receipt and we will reprint it and send it to the correct donor. Then please destroy the receipt received in error. 

 

Giving Stock FAQs

How do I give shares of stock to FEC?
If you are working through a brokerage firm, start the process with them. Your contact will work with FEC’s financial affiliate, Christian Service Foundation (CSF) and together they will continue the process.  Contact FEC’s Administrative Department by email at giving@fecministries.org or toll free at (260) 423-3649 to start the process on our end.

What do I do with that form I downloaded or was sent?
Please complete the form and return it to FEC. You can email it to giving@fecministries.org or mail it to:

FEC Administrative Department
1420 Kerrway Court
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

When should I send back the stock form?
Before the transfer of stock to CSF occurs and as soon as you have filled in the information it requests.

Can I send my paper stock certificates?
Yes, but it can be more complicated as there are documents necessary to process and sell the stock. Just mail the stock power separately from the actual Stock certificate and include tracking numbers for your protection and document security. It is best to call and speak with our Administrative Department before sending the documents to FEC.

 

Giving Online FAQs

Can I manage my own credit card giving online?
Yes; in order to make an online donation through FEC’s giving page, a username and password are created. To login and access your profile, please click here. Once you login you can make any of the necessary changes.

Are there any fees when I give by credit card?
Yes, the credit card company takes between 2 to 3% of every debit and credit card contribution, respectively.  However, please note that our FEC Office covers these fees to ensure your full donation is received by the initiative.

Is there any difference between using my credit card, debit card or electronic check?
Yes, 3% on credit card, 2% on debit card, and 1% on ACH. To give online without any fees, set up an online bill pay directly to FEC through your bank.

I would like a change to my credit card contribution – how do I do that?
Simply log in to your online account to view and edit your contribution. If you do not have an account, please call the Administrative Department at (260) 423-3649 and we would be happy to make your changes for you over the phone.

I can’t find my missionary’s name or church planter listed – how do I make sure my gift gets to them?
Some of our missionaries work in sensitive areas of the world, so their full names are not listed. Or, the church plant is listed differently than what you may be searching.  You may contact FEC’s Administrative Department by email at giving@fecministries.org or call (260) 423-3649 for further information.

 

Wills and Trusts – Planned Giving FAQ

I would like to update my will/estate, do you have any references for someone who could help me?
Yes, FEC has partnered with Christian Service Foundation (CSF). They are happy to review your estate documents and come up with a plan that is right for you. You may contact FEC’s Administrative Department by email at giving@fecministries.org or call (260) 423-3649 for further information