RECORD GIVING DURING ECONOMIC TURMOIL
In the midst of economic uncertainty for many, the National Christian Foundation (NCF), one of America’s largest charities, announced that its Tampa Bay office has surpassed $500 million in giving since opening in 2005—a goal they originally projected would not be met until 2022.
“While NCF is known for offering some of the most advanced charitable gift planning solutions and expertise in the country (the “HOW” of giving), our real passion is serving our givers and partners in the “WHY” of giving. Why do you give? What are your passions? What organizations are you considering supporting through NCF and WHY? If we can encourage families and business owners in our local communities to embrace generosity, we can transform our cities and the world. I’ve yet to meet an unhappy generous person!” said NCF Tampa Bay President, Andrew Prilliman.
Thousands of Tampa Bay givers are stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic, assisting when churches and charities need it the most. Since March alone, more than 700 grants were distributed to a variety of Tampa Bay causes, including:
- $394,970 in grants to humanitarian aid and disaster relief
- $241,690 to organizations providing food
- $17,000 in grants to medical research
- $366,447 in grants to medical and healthcare needs including almost 18,000 masks that were provided to medical professionals in the Tampa Bay area
- More than $2.7m raised for smaller churches in need due to COVID-19, as part of the Churches Helping Churches initiative
National Christian Foundation and its givers continue to maximize their impact for the causes they love. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, givers nationwide mobilized more than $196 million in grants from their National Christian Foundation Giving Funds (donor-advised funds). National Christian Foundation’s grants were up $50 million—a 31% increase—compared to the same timeframe last year.
About National Christian Foundation
Headquartered in Atlanta, the National Christian Foundation helps Christians simplify their giving and multiply their impact with tax-smart tools and strategies. With 30 local offices around the country, NCF has received over $14 billion in contributions from generous givers and granted over $12 billion to more than 63,000 charities since 1982.
National Christian Foundation’s Tampa Bay office was established in 2005 and serves the local community through mobilizing the generosity of local givers. For more information, contact NCF Tampa Bay at (813) 567-1499 or ncfgiving.com/tampabay