Often overlooked is the possibility to give a portion of your portfolio and financial assets to the church.  For example, you may want to consider giving the church a gift of stock or property. You may also want to consider “roll over” distributions from an IRA or annuity to go to the church directly.  Doing so may provide you with a tax deduction and will benefit the church greatly in the long term. Please consult with your financial advisor about ways of doing so.