NCF is the largest Christian grant-making foundation in the world, partnering with thousands of families to maximize their charitable giving while minimizing their taxable income.
Interested? Message us and start your Giving Fund today! In 1982, three Christian financial experts came together with a vision for a new type of charitable foundation – one that would simplify the process of giving, multiply the results, and glorify the Lord. From a small office in Atlanta, Ga., best-selling author and entrepreneur Larry Burkett, leading financial advisor Ron Blue, and tax attorney Terry Parker began to introduce innovative, tax-wise solutions for transferring wealth to God's Kingdom. Through their efforts, National Christian Foundation was born. We went on to introduce one of the first Christian-focused donor-advised funds – what we now call the Giving Fund. We also developed a special expertise in asset-based giving – the tax-smart way to donate non-cash assets such as real estate and business interests. Over the past three decades, we've become the nation's largest provider of donor-advised funds focused primarily on Christian givers. With our home office in Atlanta and almost 30 affiliates across the country, we've assembled a team of over 200 of the brightest, most passionate experts in charitable giving. And while we're one of the largest non-profits in the U.S., you'll discover that we're still a family, united in Christ, all personally committed to generosity. Today, we help thousands of generous believers, just like you, to reach their highest potential in giving. The result? More impact for the Kingdom, more joy for you, and ultimately, more glory for God.
Mission: Our Mission: Mobilizing resources by inspiring biblical generosity. Our Local Impact: To serve, encourage and convene local givers to grow as faithful stewards who give wisely to advance His Kingdom in Central Florida.
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The answer to the question, “What makes you weep or pound the table in anger?” may also be the answer to the question of where our passion for giving lies.
ncfgiving.com Lament is a process addressing deep wounds and painful emotions. It is a biblical response to overwhelming circumstances, but lament is not fruitless. It can lead to hope, and then action. The answer to the question, “What makes you weep...
For the first time since 1998, the World Bank says, global poverty rates are forecast to rise. By the end of this year – in the U.S., and around the world – half a billion people may be pushed into destitution, largely because of the pandemic.
Our NCF Orlando giving community is dedicated to fighting poverty in our backyard and around the globe.
ncfgiving.com For the first time since 1998, the World Bank says, global poverty rates are forecast to rise. By the end of this year – in the U.S., and around the world – half a billion people may be pushed into...
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In the midst of all of this uncertainty, one thing remains the same, the foundation we build our lives upon, the Rock. He is the source of peace, peace that passes understanding.
In the midst of these uncertain times, are you finding "soul-level" peace in both your personal and professional life? In our story below, Dr. Kirsten Carter talks with her patients about the peace that only comes through Christ.
“This coronavirus crisis has left me feeling so afraid and overwhelmed.” Relatable? Dr. Kirsten Carter has heard this comment and similar ones many times over the last few weeks as her patients at Grace Medical Home are navigating the upheaval of this season.
What was Kirsten’s response? “Fear is an immunosuppressant. Let me tell you how to cast out fear.” She has seen this challenging time as an opportunity to gift her patients with the peace and love Christ offers in a world full of uncertainty. Kirsten has found that her patients are more receptive than ever to hear about this good news and prays with them regularly.
One way to find peace is through joy. Paul says in Philippians 4: "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!... And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
After serving our givers since April of 2017, Meredith Simms has decided to transition on to new opportunities. It has been a joy for the NCF team to work with Meredith in numerous capacities including event planning, giver outreach and financial oversight. Meredith has life-giving energy, a deeply generous spirit and always brings a big smile to work every day.
Although we will miss her day-to-day contribution to the team, we are excited that she has agreed to join the NCF Orlando Advisory Board as a way to stay connected to our mission going forward. Meredith, you are the best! Our most sincere well wishes to you in your new endeavors.
"For the past three years, I have had a front row seat to witness the generosity of our givers and how it continues to help build His Kingdom. I count it a blessing to have served our giving community well and thank each of you for the impact you have had on our family,” Meredith Simms.
Our four week Speaker Series has come to a close. We were so encouraged by the words of wisdom our varied panel of guests shared with us. Click https://www.ncfgiving.com/orlando/ncf-orlandos-speaker-series/ to view any of the webinars that you missed.
ncfgiving.com This Speaker Series was designed to equip you with knowledge for the uncertain days ahead, encourage you to focus on the One who knows the future, energize your conversations in your home and workplace, and help you envision a future...
Who and what has your attention? Your life is being shaped by what you are paying attention to. Andy Crouch, Senior Partner of Theology and Culture at Praxis, asked a group of friends last week if they were currently focused on predictions or promises. Predictions are nearly always changing, potentially expose you to new risks, rarely are ever right and most certainly don’t create trust. Promises on the other hand, are vows and commitments meant to be constant through all circumstances, potentially require self-sacrifice and demand unwavering trust.
What is your attention on now?
Todd Harper was a featured speaker for one of our Speaker Series webinars. Here is a short clip from that event. For the full talk https://www.ncfgiving.com/orlando/ncf-orlandos-speaker-series/.
We enjoyed spending time at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida for our Team Serve Day on Monday. It was a joy to provide a meal for the residents there and to hear some of their stories! Next quarter, we want to invite you to join us! Comment below or message us if you are interested.
Thank you to everyone to came out to our Fall Generosity Council Lunch on Wednesday! It was such a privilege to hear from David Wills on planning and progeny, and to have Cindy Kuck share an update on the Bahamas.
We are praying for those affected by Dorian.
If you are looking for where to contribute to help those whose lives have been forever changed in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, our team at NCF has done research and compiled a list on several organizations that are providing much-needed support and hope.
ncfgiving.com With the Bahamas devastated in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, one of the largest and slowest-moving hurricanes in recent memory, the world is watching and waiting to see how the storm’s ascent up the U.S. East Coast unfolds. In times of natural disasters like this, there is a risk of fraud by peopl...
Merry Christmas from our Team at NCF Orlando!
May the One who meets “the hopes and fears of all the years” meet and bless you in the year to come.
✨Merry Christmas from the NCF family✨
Lyrics from "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem" penned by Phillips Brooks, following a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, 1865.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
~ Psalm 24:1–2
As we reflect on the upcoming new year, we share the 1st of 7 principles of biblical generosity.
ncfgiving.com By the end of his life, King David had wealth beyond measure. He had brought unity to Jerusalem and established it as the mightiest city in the ancient world.
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We are pleased to announce NCF Orlando was recently recognized as the Top Philanthropic Company in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal. What a testament to the generosity of the families we serve!
Today we continue to highlight stories in our community of generosity. Today our focus is on Eddy Moratin and the work of LIFT Orlando to end the cycle of poverty in downtown.
Volume II: Moving Into the Neighborhood
ncfgiving.com Near our prosperous downtown there are generations of families living in pockets of concentrated poverty. In 2012, Eddy Moratin joined other local business leaders who found this to be unjust and wanted to help. These individuals would help form LIFT Orlando that would use the momentum around a $210...
“Father, help Jan and I to take what’s left with us and share it with those around us … Help us give it all away.”
Eugene Peterson, writer of "The Message" Bible interpretation, went into hospice care this weekend. Even in his last days, he was still looking to live a life of radical generosity of time and money.
relevantmagazine.com This week marked Eugene Peterson’s 85th birthday, so I thought this would be a great occasion to share a little of what friendship with Eugene and Jan Peterson has meant
"No matter where we live and work, we’re surrounded by those in need...
How should Christians respond?"
ncfgiving.com Engaging the marginalized with meaningful work Posted on August 26, 2018 by Stu Minshew Work is good, and we are called to glorify God through the work that we do, but what should that look like in our day-to-day lives as Christian entrepreneurs and kingdom businesspeople? A new book by Michael Rhod...
Only a small percentage of givers use techniques that maximize their effectiveness, while the majority are unaware that they are collectively paying millions in taxes that could be funding the charities they are passionate about.
So which group are you in?
ncfgiving.com At the National Christian Foundation (NCF), we’ve been surprised to learn that the old 80/20 rule is still at work today when it comes to giving. Only a small percentage of givers use techniques that maximize their effectiveness, while the majority are unaware that they are collectively paying mil...
“We see Christ in the suffering of our neighbors, particularly the least, the lost, and the left out,” Peery said. Giving in times like these, he said, “is the essence of what it means to be Christ’s body in the world.”
ncfgiving.com Churches give hope, help to the most vulnerable in Florence’s aftermath Posted on September 24, 2018 by Jonathan McFadden As the Carolinas crawl to recovery in the wake of Hurricane Florence, churches and ministries are rallying to provide relief and offer support to storm victims in their own bac...
On behalf of the NCF Orlando team, please join us in welcoming Joel Hall, the new Relationship Manager for our Orlando affiliate. Joel previously worked as an Internal Wholesaler at CNL Financial Group where he worked with over 3,000 financial advisors in Florida, Michigan, and Ohio to help distribute CNL’s syndicated alternative investment strategies in commercial real estate, private credit and private equity.
Joel has said he is “passionate about encouraging and helping people discover their God given talents and leveraging them in the workplace to build God’s kingdom.”
Joel received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Anna, are active members at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando where they serve in the Student Ministry with Middle and High School students.
When Joel is not at work, he and Anna love traveling and exploring new cities, hiking in the mountains or doing any type of outdoor activity. They especially love spending quality time over meals with close friends and family.
Welcome to NCF Orlando, Joel!
"If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to his service, you could not give him anything that was not in a sense his own already."
ncfgiving.com The first principle of biblical generosity: God owns it all Posted on August 30, 2018 by NCF By the end of his life, King David had wealth beyond measure. He had brought unity to Jerusalem and established it as the mightiest city in the ancient world. Through conquest, he had amassed great national....
We are starting a new series called "Advisor News" which looks to help Advisors more easily navigate the world of Philanthropy with their clients.
Here is our August Edition.
ncfgiving.com Advisors and their wealthy clientele are engaging in more frequent conversations about philanthropy, but advisors still fail to fully grasp their clients’ motivations and hesitations about charitable giving. (read more)
NCF Orlando has started a "Generosity Story Series" where we look at people in our backyard who are living lives of radical generosity and attempt to give you a glimpse of their story.
Volume 1: Rick & Suzanne Fletcher
ncfgiving.com At 38 years old, Rick Fletcher was a successful Orlando lawyer and business owner. He could provide everything needed for his young family from clothes to cars to vacations. But something was missing. “It’s like God flipped a switch in my heart,” he recalls. “I remember reading Randy Alcorn....
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Happy New Year from your NCF family!
As the devastating news of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, spread across the nation last week, NCF staff and givers at our South Florida office gathered with their community to help organize a prayer vigil, an assistance fund, and grief counseling for the victims and their families.
Read more on the blog: https://www.ncfgiving.com/3654
Today, we remember our late friend, Larry Burkett who would have been 79 years old today. Larry was one of the three co-founders of NCF, along with Terry Parker and Ron Blue. With his quiet, thoughtful demeanor on the air, millions of people worldwide were drawn to Larry’s message of wise biblical stewardship through his Money Matters or Money Minute radio broadcasts.
He was also the prolific author of over 70 books on topics from finance to fiction. We are humbled to carry on Larry’s legacy of generosity at NCF, and we will never forget his steadfast dedication to true biblical stewardship.
Watch one of his classic messages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJkdJWrrZYw
Larry Burkett, host of Money Matters, shares how to be wise with your money from a biblical standpoint.
Have you ever wondered when you should start training your kids and grandkids about money and giving? Well, the truth is ... children in America are already bombarded with powerful financial messages at a very young age.
According to estimates from the American Psychological Association, advertisers spend more than $12 billion per year to reach the youth market, and children view more than 40,000 TV and Internet commercials each year.
Read 10 questions to ask yourself about your kids' giving: https://www.ncfgiving.com/3663
This Easter, may we rejoice in God's greatest gift to us ... His son, Jesus!
Jeanne McMains, Vice President of NCF's Complex Gift Solutions team, has a unique perspective when she comes alongside NCF givers as they make complex gifts such as business interests and real estate.
Listen as she unpacks why each transaction is a holy encounter and opportunity to see God move in the lives of the givers we serve.
Listen now and subscribe: https://www.ncfgiving.com/3674
We had the opportunity to sit down with one of our co-founders, Terry Parker, to ponder pivotal moments in his journey to birth the National Christian Foundation (NCF) almost four decades ago.
In this first of a video series, you’ll hear Terry recall an invitation he received in the 1980s from the White House for a position as judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, which is one step removed from the Supreme Court. This led to a personal and spiritual battle in which his life – and the fate of NCF – could have ended up on a very different path.
Watch now: https://www.ncfgiving.com/stories/terry-parkers-supreme-ministry-decision/
Happy 4th of July from the NCF team!
With the new year just a few days away, there's still time to make those last-minute gifts into your Giving Fund at NCF. Remember that December 31 is on a Sunday, so plan your gifts accordingly. You can also recommend grants to your favorite charities any time this year or in 2018.
Read the full list of dates on our blog: https://www.ncfgiving.com/deadlines
National Christian Foundation has moved up to #8 on the "Philanthropy 400" List! (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Very exciting news as we continue to partner with families around the nation to be His hands and feet around the world!
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