Giving to UMCOR

Your gift to an UMCOR project or grant makes God’s love tangible to survivors of all kinds—be it war or conflict, hurricane, famine, earthquake or flood. Even the smallest gift can make an impact.

 Your Gifts...

  • Allow UMCOR workers and volunteers to be among the first to arrive and the last to leave when people are in need.
  • Provide for emergency grants after disaster.
  • Relieve hunger and help communities have a sustainable source of food.
  • Cover the expenses of job training.
  • Bring emergency supplies to communities devastated by storms or floods.
  • Your gift, joined with the gifts of others, makes a significant impact in the lives of individuals and communities. And when you give through the Advance, 100% of your gift goes to serve others in the way that you choose.

    Give to the greatest need

    The below Advances are used by UMCOR program managers to create grants for partners around the world under UMCOR's different programmatic areas. Donors giving to these Advances allow UMCOR staff to award funds based on need. Help alleviate human suffering, and advance hope and healing around the world. Give today! 

    Where Most Needed


    Give to the greatest need to fight hunger and poverty, assist the displaced and respond to disasters. Give to UMCOR Where Most Needed, Advance #999895.

    Photo: Int. Blue Crescent

    US Disaster Response


    Bolster UMCOR's holistic response efforts to disasters across the United States. Give to United States Disaster Response, Advance #901670.

    Photo: Misael Quijano

    Int. Disaster Response


    Support quick response to emergency needs around the world and disaster preparedness training. Give to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450.

    Photo: Amity Foundation

    Sustainable Development


    Help strengthen communities through long-term recovery and into sustainable development. Give to Sustainable Development, Advance #302951.

    Photo: Lorrie King

    Global Migration

    Credit: Ruben Velarde Navarro

    Ensuring the rights to stay, safe passage, welcoming and belonging, and right to return for migrants around the world. Give to Global Migration, Advance #3022144.

    Photo: Ruben Navarro



    Supporting holistic, community-based health programs in the United States and around the world. Give to Global Health, Advance #3021770.

    Photo: Mike DuBose

    Explore all projects by area of impact

    UMCOR is proud to be in ministry with hundreds of trusted partners. Find a project in a category that interests you, or search by geographic region or country.

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    More Ways to Give


    You can give to any of the ministries and projects currently supported by The United Methodist Church through UMCOR.

    By Phone

    Credit card gifts can be accepted by phone. Call toll free: ‪888-252-6174 to make your gift.

    By Mail

    Make your check payable to ADVANCE GCFA. Write the name of the ministry and the Advance code number on the memo line of the check.

    Send your check to:
    Advance GCFA
    P.O. Box 9068
    New York, NY 10087-9068.

    By Church Offering

    Make your check payable to your local church. Write the name of the ministry and the Advance code number on the memo line of your check so that your church and annual conference will get Advance credit. Drop your gift in any United Methodist church offering plate, or give your gift to your church treasurer.

    Planned Giving

    You can make a planned or estate gift in support of an Advance project. Learn more about planned giving here.

    Gifts of Stock

    UMCOR accepts gifts of stock or appreciated securities. Please contact Tom Farley, director of development, for details call +1.404.832.7782.

    Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving

    Check with your employer (or former employer if you are retired) to see if you can multiply your support for UMCOR through a gift match or combined charitable campaign programs. Provide your company with UMCOR Tax ID 82-1449602

    IRA Giving

    Congress renewed and made permanent a popular charitable IRA provision in the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. This provision allows people aged 70½ or older to make direct charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRAs to charities in a total amount up to $100,000. These gifts are free from federal income taxation. In addition, the income tax laws of most states also allow tax-free treatment for these gifts.

    Making gifts from IRA funds that would otherwise lead to increased taxes can be a wise choice for many. This is especially true for those who must take required minimum distributions each year.

    For more information, check with us, your IRA administrator, or your tax advisor.

    The Advance ensures that 100% of every gift reaches its intended mission or ministry through accountable channels you can track online.

    All Advance projects are also eligible for Supplementary Gifts through United Methodist Women's giving channels.