The Diocese of Des Moines

Ways to Give


"How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good He has done for me?"                                                                                                                    - PSALM 116:12


Outright Gifts


The simplest and most frequently used method of providing support for the Diocese or any of the diocesan entities is a through a cash donation. The Diocese of Des Moines accepts gifts made by check, electronic funds transfer (EFT) or credit card authorization (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). You may benefit from such gifts with a charitable deduction on your tax return. The Diocese of Des Moines will provide donors with a written accounting of gifts totaling $250 or more at the end January of each year for the past calendar year. True cash gifts (not checks), regardless of the amount, must be evidenced by a receipt from the charitable organization.  



An outright gift of appreciated securities, or stock, to the Diocese of Des Moines is a quick and easy way to make a meaningful gift, avoid the capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.


To provide a gift of stock, please download the Stock Transfer Instructions form.



A memorial gift is a wonderful way to honor someone you love.  Gifts of cash or credit card are accepted.  You may complete this form and mail a check to the Diocese of Des Moines at 601 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 or visit and choose the memorial option from the drop down menu.  Please include the name of the person you are honoring and any special instructions in the comments section when making a gift.  The family of your loved one will be notified of your kindness.