501(c)(3) Letter Request
Guidelines to follow when you are requesting a 501(c)(3) letter for non-cash donations:
Obtain Church Board Approval for donation.
The donation must be recorded in the church minutes.
Issue a letter to the donor on the church’s letterhead acknowledging receipt of the item donated.
Do not state a dollar amount in the letter, unless there were actual receipts or invoices submitted by donor.
File a copy of the letter with church records.
Issue a form 8283 for donations of more than $500.
Contact the Auditing Department if you require additional information or have any questions.