Other Ways to Support the Parish






Shares of Stock and Other Securities

Designating that stock or other securities proceeds go to your parish may create valuable tax benefits for you. For example, donating to a non-profit can save you from paying capital gains tax of the appreciated value if you’ve held the stock for at least a year. For more information on donating stock to St. Mark Catholic Church, kindly consult your tax advisor.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)

If you have an IRA, under certain circumstances you may make a direct donation from the IRA to St. Mark.   QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met.  For more information about making a QCD to St Mark Catholic Church, kindly consult your tax advisor.


Bequest and Other Planned Gifts

Bequest and planned gifts are most appreciated for they add a permanent source of funding that provides long-term stability for St. Mark Catholic Church. The mechanics for making a charitable bequest are easy, simply instruct your attorney to add a charitable bequest to your will for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a specific property.

Including St. Mark Catholic Church in your estate plans can be a wonderful way of remembering just how much the St. Mark Parish Family has meant to you and those you love over the years. Naming your parish as a beneficiary in your estate leaves a legacy of faith and support for generations to come.

Please consult with your financial advisor as to what planned giving vehicle is right for you.


Matching Gifts 

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. Most companies match gifts on a 1:1 ratio, while a few companies match gifts 2:1 or more. To check if your company has a Matching Gifts program, contact the person in your office responsible for Corporate Giving – usually in your HR department.


Shop through Amazon

By shopping through Amazon you will generate donations for St. Mark Catholic Church. Before your next Amazon purchase, use Amazon Smile!

Get started by clicking on this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1609220 or going to smile.amazon.com then

  • Sign in to your amazon account
  • Type St. Mark Catholic Church in the search bar for your charitable organization
  • Select the Belmont, CA location and start helping our Parish earn. It’s that simple!

Every time you shop on Amazon, use the smile.amazon.com website (instead of just amazon.com), St. Mark Catholic Church will be gifted 0.5% of your purchase totals. 

To learn more about this program and how it benefits St. Mark Catholic Church click https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1609220.

If you use the Amazon App to shop on your mobile device (phone or table),
Amazon Smile does not work with the Amazon App.  For your purchases to benefit St. Mark, you must shop using the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1609220

Consider adding a shortcut to the link on the home screen of your mobile device, to make it easier to shop and support St. Mark Catholic Church.

Invite friends and family to shop using the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1609220