St. Ignatius Parish
650 Parker Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tax ID number / EIN: 31-1651606
To make a donation to regular offertory or our unrestricted gifts fund, please click here.
To make a donation to support a specific ministry, including Second Collections, please click here.
If you are interested in making a gift of stock:
2. Kindly provide your financial advisor with the following information:
Please direct transfer to:
Schwab account #2131-4717
c/o St. Ignatius Church
Schwab's DTC #0164
3) To coordinate a donation of physical stock certificates, please contact giving@StIgnatiusSF.org and someone will be in touch.
If you are interested in receiving an envelope each week for your collection contribution, please contact giving@StIgnatiusSF.org .
*If you would prefer a more convenient option, please set up a recurring donation for Regular Offertory via our online giving platform, Classy.
Many companies offer matching gift programs for employees. These programs are a wonderful way to multiply the impact of your generous gift. Please inquire with your employer whether they participate in matching gifts.
Planned giving options are a wonderful way to solidify your enduring support for St. Ignatius Parish. We have been blessed over the years to have received many generous gifts from those who chose to include us in their estate plans.
If you are interested in learning more about planned giving options at St. Ignatius, please contact Fr. Greg. Bonfiglio, S.J. at email@example.com (415) 422-6398.
Spring Fundraising Initiatives
Forward in Faith Appeal
A Word from Father Greg, S.J.
Throughout the pandemic, I have heard frequently from so many parishioners – long-time, new, and virtual alike – that St. Ignatius has been a “lifeline,” “a rock in the storm,” “a gift.” This experience is yet one more way that God has been caring for all of us, touching us through the ministries of our parish. Also true is that these extraordinary circumstances have severely impacted our finances; while expenses have stayed largely the same, sacramental, facility rental and other revenues have dropped. To ensure that we are able to move forward maintaining the high quality of ministry as we reopen our doors and to set ourselves on solid financial footing as we head into the next fiscal year, we are launching our Forward in Faith Appeal.
What is the Forward in Faith appeal?
This appeal is an urgent call to action born out of the unprecedented nature of this past year. While we have seen incredible generosity from parishioners during this difficult time, St. Ignatius Parish has experienced significant declines in other income sources (i.e. Sacramental income and facility rentals).
The re-opening of our church doors and continuation of our virtual ministries will require extensive resources, both monetary as well as time commitments from staff and volunteers. Your gift will allow us to welcome parishioners back to a safe worship space, to continue to bring parishioners the digital offerings many rely on, and to ensure our parish finances are healthy and sustainable as we close our fiscal calendar on June 30th.
How much should I contribute?
Each house hold will receive an individual appeal based on their past generosity to our fall annual appeals and with consideration of our total need of $975,000. If that amount is not aligned with your household finances, please consider what gift would be meaningful for your family. If you have questions about your gift, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you promptly.
Where will funds from the Forward in Faith appeal be directed?
The funds from this special appeal will be dedicated to the following needs:
Where Can I Make My Donation?
Please review the following options and decide which is best suited to your needs. If you have questions or would like to discuss your options, please reach out to giving@StIgnatiusSF.org.
*For gifts of checks/cash, please be patient in awaiting receipts/acknowledgments as these gifts require longer processing times.
When is the Forward in Faith Appeal?
This special fundraising initiative will launch at the beginning of the Easter season and conclude at the end of June.
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal
A Word from Father Greg, S.J.
“The Archdiocesan Annual Appeal reminds us that we are part of the Body of Christ, that we belong to others whom we do not see, and they belong to us. St. Paul reminds us of that in his first letter to the Corinthians: ‘By one Spirit we are all baptized into one Body’ (1 Cor. 12:13). Through the AAA, we are able to express our solidarity with those sisters and brothers whose needs are often greater than our own.”
The theme of this year’s appeal is “For the needy will never be forgotten, nor will the hope of the afflicted ever fade”. Psalm 9:19.
What is the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal?
The AAA is the annual fundraising initiative in which the Archdiocese appeals to each parish to support the Church’s mission and the work of the Archdiocese on behalf of all those within its borders. The AAA reminds us that our parish does not operate in isolation, but is part of something greater, something that unites all Catholics in San Francisco in our call to do God’s work on Earth.
Where are funds from the AAA directed?
The funds raised during the AAA will help support the nearly half a million Catholics within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. They enable the Archdiocese to provide resources to our local community and to the greater Church.
What is the assessment for St. Ignatius Parish?
Each parish’s goal is determined using the same four factors. St. Ignatius’s assessed portion for 2021 is $171,082. This amount is determined by calculating a portion (20%) of the following revenue sources:
What happens if St. Ignatius Parish does not raise the required funds?
If the parish is not able to raise sufficient funds to cover our assessed portion, the funds will have to come out of the parish’s operating budget. Timely payment is required as part of our, and all parishes’ communion with the Church.
What if our parish exceeds the assessment goal?
Every dollar raised above $171,082 will be returned to the parish.
How much should I contribute?
Everyone has different financial resources and capacities to give. We hope that contributions will be based on the idea of ‘Equal Sacrifices’, not ‘Equal Gifts’. The participation of all those who call St. Ignatius Parish home is what we strive for. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated and will be properly acknowledged by the Archdiocese.
How do I make my Contribution?
*Please note, 100% of your gift will go directly towards our parish’s2021 assessment.
Are any funds from the AAA used for legal fees or settlements involving clergy?
According to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, AAA funds will never be used for any legal proceedings.
Other Important Collections in 2021
Second Collections are outlined by the U.S. Conference of Bishops to support the Church’s efforts around social justice, evangelization, and education. These collections occur throughout each year and are an impactful way to support specific priorities such as the Holy Land, the Priest’s Retirement Fund, and the Campaign for Human Development.
A dedicated link to donate to these collections will be provided on our website and in the newsletter as they occur. Fr. Greg will also make announcements from the pulpit to provide further information on each collection.
Catholic Relief Services
Holy Land (Good Friday)
Black & Indian Missions / Catholic Home Missions
Catholic Communications Campaign
Peter’s Pence (Holy Father)
Catholic University of America
Priest’s Retirement Fund
World Mission Sunday / Propagation of Faith
Saint Patrick Seminary
Campaign for Human Development
Retirement for Religious
Annual Stewardship Appeal – Fall 2021
The annual appeal at St. Ignatius provides a crucial foundation for the parish to stand upon for the year. As many may have noticed, due to the extraordinary nature of the past year and the impacts of Covid-19, we did not conduct our regular appeal this year. We are currently focusing all of our attention on the re-opening of the church and we ask that you consider a gift to the Forward in Faith appeal as your annual gift for 2020.
We will return to our Stewardship Appeal this fall and continue the tradition of generosity and sacrifice that makes St. Ignatius Parish unique.
The Preservation and Promise Campaign for St. Ignatius Parish
Our community is in the early stages of developing and recruiting support for a large-scale restoration and ministry expansion project that will impact our church building and parish community for generations to come.
We must wisely steward our iconic building by making critical repairs while providing new resources to make our social ministries more impactful and effective.
The priorities of this campaign will make a difference for everyone in our community, and we want to have personal, thoughtful conversations with our parish families about their support for this effort. Please know that a staff member or volunteer will reach out to you directly with more information about our campaign in the months ahead.
A Final Word on Giving
Nearly 170 years of generosity from parishioners like you have allowed St. Ignatius to weather many crises and emerge from each with strengthened resolve and commitment to our faith. We are humbled by the sacrifices that our congregation continues to make to sustain our parish as a beacon for the Jesuit community of the Bay Area. Each and every gift is received with gratitude and is utilized responsibly to provide the spaces, support, and services for our parishioners. We aim to be completely candid about the allocation of funds and strive for financial transparency. If you have questions or concerns about how your gift will be used, please do not hesitate to contact our Development Department at giving@StIgnatiusSF.org.