Giving Back


I am just in the thinking stage.  I have tons of ideas swirling around my head.  I have not even written out a mission statement or a to-do list.  But here are my the raw.

My family has been blessed.  Blessed in many ways; good health, financial peace and with the adoption of Max 6 years ago.  This brings us to my next thoughts.  With many blessings come a greater responsibility to give back.  So, in addition to tithing, I want to establish a non-profit organization that gives grants (money) to families who are going through the expense of adoption.

I know what I WANT to do: Give money away to families incurring adoption expenses.  Now I have to figure out HOW to do it.

Please pray for this idea.  I need to incorporate, file for tax-exempt, appoint board members, establish guidelines...OK, this is where I get overwhelmed.

If anyone reading this has any tips or suggestions for moving my thoughts into a reality of giving, please email me or leave me a comment.

This just feels right-



KM said...

I will put your amazing and wonderful idea to prayer. I think you are on a beautiful path to giving and helping in a tangible and needed way!!!

Anonymous said...

it might be less cumbersome to give through a community foundation than to go through the effort to incorporate your own foundation. However, come to think of it, giving through a community foundation may not support giving to individuals, it may possibly limit your giving to other charitable organizations like nonprofit adoption assistance centers.

If you have your own nonprofit corporation, you will be compelled to make a minimum amount of gifts annually, which compells you to seek qualified applicants.

If you have a relationship with an adoption assistance center, I wonder if they would offer the fiduciary administration for a grant that you fund? You could serve on the advisory board to select the client/grant recipients.... just another thought.

All good thoughts. I'm so touched at your generosity. Wishing you all the best.

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