Together we are making the world a better place!
Ways to Give
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
~ 1st Corinthians 9:7
Tithing is our foundation of giving
Tithing is a biblical principle. God calls us to give the first 10% of our income back to Him. We’ve seen God provide abundantly in our church, and we know He will provide abundantly for you and your family when you put Him first in your finances. Tithing is an act of worship that reflects our gratitude, trust and surrender to the God who has given us 100%.
Ways to Give
You’ve got options when you’re deciding how to give at Blue Oaks Church: in person, online, on your phone, and more.
- Give Online
- Paypal Giving Fund (no fees)
- Text “Give” to 925-275-5520
- iOS App
- Android App
- Donate equities
- Venmo: @blueoaks
- Donations can also be mailed to:
Blue Oaks Church
7139 Koll Center Parkway
Pleasanton, CA 94566
If you have any questions about giving to Blue Oaks, please contact us at [email protected]
Honor the Lord…
…with your wealth, with the first fruits of all of your crops; then your barns will filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine. ~ Proverbs 3: 9, 10
Blue Oaks Church has established the following Funds:
Makes possible the day-to-day ministries and services of the church, including our weekend services.
“Be The Light” Building Fund:
Provides for the acquisition of land, buildings and significant facility-related asset purchases or debt financing. Learn more.
Special Needs Ministry Fund:
Supports people with special needs and their families (e.g. by hosting an annual prom night for people with special needs).
Supports our Compassion Ministry and partner organizations.
Provides help to those in financial hardship in our community.
Helps make events (e.g. camps, conferences, etc.) affordable for those with limited resources.
In the event that a program, project, or giving purpose becomes overfunded, your gift will be applied where needed most.
We want to avoid…
…any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of others.
~ 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 (TNIV)
Blue Oaks is committed to honoring God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of Blue Oaks remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process.
- An annual audit is performed by an independent certified public accounting firm.
- Blue Oaks is accredited by ECFA for compliance with ECFA’s seven standards for financial stewardship. The ECFA is an accreditation agency that is dedicated to helping Christian ministries uphold high standards for responsible stewardship. For more information on the ECFA, visit www.ecfa.org or go directly to our member page here for more info.
- Contact us to ask general questions about our financial practices.
Which method of giving has the lowest fees for the church?
Nearly every method of giving incurs at least some small fee to process it, including writing a physical check. However, when donating to the Paypal Foundation's Donor Advised Fund (aka the "Paypal Giving Fund"), the church receives 100% of your donation with no fees. More information including the Paypal terms and conditions may be found here.
Can I see my giving history and obtain a giving statement?
Yes! At any time throughout the year you can:
- view past gifts
- create, edit or cancel a one-time or repeating gift schedule
- view, download or print your giving statement for the current year or any past year
by logging in to our secure web site and clicking the My Giving Statement link from the right side menu.
If you don’t know your username or need to request one, you can do so here.
If you would like to request a PDF giving statement be emailed to you at any time, please send a request to [email protected] and one will be emailed to you.
Can I see the most recent financial statements for the church?
Yes! You can view a PDF of our most recent independent auditor report here.
My employer may match my gifts. What is your Tax ID#?
Many employers will make matching grants to 501(c)(3) charities. To pursue a matching grant to Blue Oaks Church through your employer, please reference our Tax ID # 37-1663533 when you speak to your employers program administrator. This is a great way to multiply your giving to the Lord.
Can I donate stock?
Yes! Blue Oaks Church maintains a brokerage account with Fidelity Investments. For instructions on how to transfer assets from your brokerage firm to Blue Oaks’ account at Fidelity, please see this document. Feel free to email [email protected] for additional information.
For your convenience, here are links to info on making stock gifts via a few popular platforms:
How late in the year can I make a donation and receive a credit for this year’s taxes?
Per IRS regulations, contributions for each year must be received or postmarked by December 31 in order to receive donation credit for that year’s tax purposes.
I have a question not answered here. Whom can I contact?
We welcome your questions. Feel free to send an email to [email protected] or phone us at 925-600-1110