Ensure another 30 years of Franciscan-hearted lay mission service!

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, FMS was getting ready to celebrate an important milestone: 30 years of Franciscan-hearted lay mission service! While we didn’t get to have the large gathering we had hoped for, we still celebrate the fact that our mission continues–and is expanding. Even in the midst of a pandemic, FMS was able to establish a new mission site along the U.S.-Mexico border in February 2021, and ministries in Bolivia, Jamaica, and Washington, D.C. are thriving, even if they look a little different than pre-pandemic times.

Will you help us ensure 30 more years of mission? Make a donation today.

Want your gift to go further? Please consider becoming a monthly donor! 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.

Gifts can be given in honor of an individual, community, or event. Please indicate this preference (if desired) when submitting your donation.

Monthly Giving

You can make a contribution in the following ways:

Online payment center

To make a secure, online donation to Franciscan Mission Service, use the form below and select “monthly” for donation frequency. (If you’re donating in honor or memory of someone, please specify using the “In Support of a Missioner” dropdown list.)

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

Matching Gift Program

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.

Planned Gift

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):

  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
Overseas Missioner  Supporters

Friends and family, use the form below and choose a name from the “In Support of a Missioner” drop-down list to make a gift in direct support of your loved one.