Saint Luke's welcomes your participation and support through charitable gifts to support the works of the church in Los Gatos and the larger community.
Saint Luke's can accept several kinds of donations:
Undesignated gifts are placed to the general operating budget support the programs, staff and facilities at Saint Luke's. All pledge commitments are made to general operating budget.
Designated gifts can be assigned by the donor to be used exclusively for a special purpose. As an example, members make designated gifts to support the Saint Luke's Pantry, Buildings and Grounds, maintenance of the columbarium, the music program, altar flowers, support for the Santa Maria Urban Ministry and many other areas of program or ministry. Please contact the office if you wish to make a specially designated gift.
With donations of cash through PayPal, we ask for your shipping address to be able to acknowledge your gift as a charitable contribution to Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, Los Gatos, CA and your designated program.
Saint Luke's Church
The Pantry Program
at Saint Luke's Church
Santa Maria Urban Ministry
Donations by check should be made payable to Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, noting any special designation in the Memo section, and mailed to our office at 20 University Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030.
It is important to note that recent IRS regulations require that all cash donations must be documented by the receiving charitable organization in order to be taken as a deductible charitable donation. We recommend that you provide your name and contact details as necessary for all gifts of currency.
Information about donations of appreciated stock can be found here.
Saint Luke's may also accept items of value as a charitable donation. There are so many criteria involved in accepting items generally, Saint Luke's has established a Gift Acceptance Policy for determining the acceptability of these. If you have an item that you wish to donate, such as real estate, vehicles, jewelery, unlisted securities, etc., please contact the office to be contacted by the Gift Acceptance Committee. They will speak to you to review the policies and determine how best to work with your gift.
Another excellent way to support Saint Luke's is through a designation of a gift, or bequest, in your will. Other opportunities allow the donor to give now and continue to receive income from the gift through various financial vehicles such as Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs). Saint Luke's works with the El Camino Foundation and the Episcopal Church Foundation in creating these gift arrangements. Please contact the church office for information.
Thank you for considering a gift to Saint Luke's.
We welcome whatever size gift you wish
to make, and appreciate your support.