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Ways to Give

There are many ways to financially support Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska and bring Hope in the Good Life to our southern Nebraska neighbors.

Automatic Contributions (ACH) & Scheduled Giving

If you are in a position to help us each month, we can make it convenient for you. Automatic bank transfers (ACH) are an easy way to donate monthly, quarterly, or annually to Catholic Social Services so that we can continue to provide Hope in the Good Life to those most vulnerable in southern Nebraska. Benefits include:

  • Automatic deductions
  • Easy to change or cancel
  • No need to call and update expired or compromised credit cards
  • Payments will be deducted from your checking or savings account each month, and you will receive a summary monthly payment statement from CSS at the end of the year for tax purposes.

To sign up, please click here to fill out our ACH Authorization Form.

If you have questions about the process, please click here to see our FAQ.

Further questions? We're here to help! Contact our Marketing & Development office at 402.327.­6235 or email us at hello@cssisus.org.


Endowed Funds & Legacy Gifts (via The Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska)

Endowments serve as a way to leave an ongoing legacy. Endowments are funds in which up to 5% of the earnings are distributed annually while protecting the principal of your gift. You can fund the endowment now, or later, from your estate. Once established, the earnings support CSS indefinitely. An endowment can be started with a minimum of $10,000.00.

Benefits:

  • The Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska manages the fund and distributes ongoing income to CSS.
  • Creating an endowed fund gives you an opportunity to give the fund a name that is meaningful to you, or honor another person in memory or tribute.
  • To encourage additional support and funding, the Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska raises awareness of the endowments we manage through their website, materials, seminars, events, and a legacy society.

For more information about Endowment funds, click here to view or download the Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska's fact sheet.

For a personalized plan or more information call the Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska at 402-488-2142.


Gift of Grain

Gifts of grain are an attractive gift choice for many farmers. When a load of grain is hauled to the local elevator, the grain is transferred by the donor into a grain account for CSS, thus completing the gift. The farmer does not collect a check for a grain sale and therefore avoids income tax and self-employment tax on the money that would have otherwise been earned had the grain been sold. The individual is also able to deduct the business expenses associated with raising the donated crop.

If you have questions regarding Gifts of Grain, contact our Marketing & Development office at 402.327.­6235 or email us at hello@cssisus.org.


Gift of Securities

CSS welcomes gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds as a great way to support the poor in southern Nebraska. Not only will your contribution entitle you to an income tax deduction, but you may also avoid capital gains taxes.

If you have questions regarding Gifts of Securities, contact our Marketing & Development office at 402.327.­6235 or email us at hello@cssisus.org.


Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

At age 72, a traditional IRA holder (unlike a Roth IRA holder) must begin taking a taxable Required Minumum Distribution (RMD) from their IRA. Instead of taking the RMD amount as income and paying income tax, the IRA holder may donate the entire RMD or portion of it directly to a 501(c)(3) charity like Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska and avoid paying tax on the amount up to $100,000 per year or $200,000 as a couple.

If you have questions regarding IRA Gifts, contact our Marketing & Development office at 402.327.­6235 or email us at hello@cssisus.org.


Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts allow you to double your gift to Catholic Social Services Many companies offer a matching gift program through which they will match an employee’s charitable contribution. Often it’s as simple as completing a form... that’s it! That may be all it takes for your gift to be doubled (in some cases, tripled) with no extra cost to you. Check with your employer or your spouse’s employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, fill it out and send it to us... we’ll do the rest!

If you have questions regarding Matching Gifts, contact our Marketing & Development office at 402.327.­6235 or email us at hello@cssisus.org.


Our Employer Identification Number (EIN): 47-0751554

  • Square miles served in the Diocese of Lincoln last year

    24,000

  • Financial assistance provided across southern Nebraska last year

    $1,944,910

  • Counseling sessions through the Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center last year

    6,227

  • Nights of lodging & safety provided through St. Gianna’s Women’s Homes last year

    18,566

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