Financial Support


According to the General Board of Global Ministries, the Advance is an accountable, designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church that ensures 100% of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry. The program was created as a way to allow United Methodists, as well as other interested individuals to contribute to specific programs, missionaries, and ministries. Advance giving is often called "second-mile giving" because it goes beyond the "first mile" of contributing to apportionments and World Service Funds.

This is one more opportunity for you to support this organization. 100% of your gift comes directly to United Methodist Community House to help support the children, youth, adults and seniors who come here daily.

Ways to Donate

We make donating easy.

  • United Methodist parishioners can donate through their church, online, in person at 902 Sheldon SE, Grand Rapids or by phone - 616.452.4226.
  • Our Advance Number is 162841
Carla Moore
Director: Human Resources, Funds Development, Marketing

Planned GIving

Contact me for more information about Planned Giving
Carla Moore, Director of Human Resources, Funds Development and Marketing
616.452.3226 x.3019 or email

Planned giving is a way for you to ensure that the work of the United Methodist Community House continues. Here are five ways you can be a part of our Planned Giving Society and Heritage Society.

  1. Cash
    • Cash or check may be given before or after your lifetime.
  2. Will
    • A Will is a legal document that is only effective after the documenter’s lifetime. A Will indicates the deceased’s wishes and beneficiaries.
  3. Trust
    • A Trust ensures the beneficiary a lump sum of money, but distributes the money in given amounts over a certain period of time.
  4. Stock
    • Gifts of stock may be given before or after your lifetime.
    • Stock ownership may be transferred to a beneficiary as indicated in a Will.
    • Stocks may also be liquidated, and the cash accredited may be used as a gift. This may also be indicated through a Will.
  5. Life Insurance Policy
    • A life insurance policy assigns a designated beneficiary a sum of money after the policy holder’s lifetime. The beneficiary will receive the life insurance money, regardless of what is written on the policy holder’s Will.
    • The beneficiary may receive a lump sum of money or receive given amounts of money at regular intervals.
    • If multiple beneficiaries are named, a percentage can be documented.
  6. Retirement Plan Assets
    • Undistributed balance in a retirement plan account can be redistributed and taxed to a designated beneficiary. By naming a charitable organization as your ultimate beneficiary, you may reserve