Frequently Asked Questions About Giving

Where can I mail a check to donate to the work of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty?
Please mail to:
Baptist Joint Committee
Attn: Development Department
200 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Is my gift to the Baptist Joint Committee tax-deductible?
The BJC is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The tickets purchased for the Religious Liberty Council (RLC) Luncheon are not tax deductible unless they are donated to be used by a student or someone else.

Please contact a tax adviser for specific deductibility rules.

Will I receive a receipt after I make a gift?
Yes, you will receive a mailed receipt within two weeks for all gifts. If you have any questions, please contact the development staff at 202-544-4226 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

Please keep your receipt to use for tax deduction purposes.

What happens if I lose my tax receipt?
Please contact the development staff at 202-544-4226 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

Where does the Baptist Joint Committee get its funding?
The BJC receives funding from individual donors, churches, denominational bodies and foundations.

How do I ensure you are investing my support wisely?
An outside accounting firm conducts an annual audit of the BJC. In addition, an all-volunteer board of directors sets policies and procedures and monitors the budget and expenditures.

What is the federal taxpayer ID number for the Baptist Joint Committee?
The EIN, or federal taxpayer identification number, for the BJC is 54-0214244.

How do I update the amount of my monthly gift or my credit card account?
There are two ways to do this. The first option is to visit the Give Monthly section of our website. Please complete the online form with your new information. This will establish a new monthly gift with the new information and cancel out your previous monthly gift.

The second option is to contact our development staff to update your monthly gift. You may do so by calling the BJC office at 202-544-4226 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

How do I cancel my monthly gift?
To cancel your monthly gift, please contact our development staff at 202-544-4226 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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