Donations make it possible for us to maintain our programs around the world. Please consider becoming a monthly donor!
Gifts can be given in honor of an individual, community, or event. Please indicate this preference (if desired) when submitting your donation.
By making a regular monthly gift,you can help us continue to bring care and comfort to the aged and the marginalized, the destitute and forgotten. You can make a contribution in the following ways:
Online payment center
To make a secure, online donation to Franciscan Mission Service, click here and select “monthly” for donation frequency. (If you’re donating in honor or memory of someone, please specify.)
Direct debit payment
If interested in making a direct monthly contribution, print and complete the Direct Payment Form, returning it to the FMS address provided on the form. Download the form (PDF)
Check, cash, or money order
Send donations to:
Franciscan Mission Service
PO Box 29034
Washington, DC 20017
Many companies match the charitable donations of their employees and retirees. Inquire with your Human Resources Department to see if your employer offers a Matching Gifts Plan. Once the forms are filled out, you can send them with your next gift to FMS.
You can continue to support Franciscan Mission Service by including FMS in your will or estate plan. All bequests, big or small, are greatly appreciated and are tax-exempt. If you have already made your will, but want to include Franciscan Mission Service, contact your attorney about adding a codicil. Here are some options:
- Allocating a percentage of your estate
- Specifying a fixed-sum or dollar amount
- Residual bequest – This ensures that after all the specified bequests are made to named recipients, Franciscan Mission Service receives the “residue”, or remaining amount of the estate.
- Contingent bequest – A contingent bequest allows FMS to receive certain assets, only if named individuals in your will do not survive you.
You could also donate assets that have appreciated in value. By doing this, you could receive considerable tax savings, while at the same time giving an immediate and important contribution to support our mission. Examples of such assets include (we do not accept real estate donations):
- Mutual Funds
Friends and family, use the missioners’ individual donation pages to make a gift in direct support of your loved one.