The National Christian Foundation (NCF) was founded in 1982 to meet the giving needs of numerous individuals and families who were looking for a more innovative and tax-smart way to manage the charitable portion of their estates. Since our inception, NCF has helped thousands of people give over $1 billion to the ministries and causes they believe in - rather than to the federal government in the form of taxes.
Originally formed as 'the National Christian Charitable Foundation, Inc.' by Larry Burkett, Terry Parker, and Ron Blue, NCF grew rapidly in the late 1990s and since has become the one of the largest public foundations in the country (Christian or otherwise). Though similar in nature to secular community foundations, NCF exists primarily to support churches and ministries and other charities whose work is not antithetical to the Christian faith.
Today, thousands of people give through NCF and our network of Local Christian Foundations across the country. Our Giving Funds allow them to give in tax-smart ways with much greater impact, and our other solutions such as charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities help them balance their philanthropy with income needs or estate-planning goals.
NCF is annually among the top ten U.S foundations in grant distributions and among the top five among donor advised fund programs in a number of categories. – less–ZoomInfo