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Sola Media has been creating and distributing Christ-centered resources for over 30 years.

Through Core Christianity, White Horse In, Modern Reformation, and Theo Global, we endeavor to faithfully proclaim the truth of God’s word across the world in accessible and meaningful formats. This was all made possible through the generous support and prayers of those who share our desire to get the gospel right and get the gospel out.


Financial Accountability

As a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on the support of our
listeners and readers to continue this work. Our Federal ID is # 27-0565982.

In all cases, Sola Media is not giving tax advice and recommends consultation with your tax adviser.

WAYS TO GIVE

Online Giving

For your convenience, one-time and recurring gifts to Sola Media can be made using the Online Giving Form.  Accepted forms of online payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. When you donate, you will receive a confirmation via email and a receipt, mailed separately.

  • Give Monthly:  Set up a monthly recurring gift using ACH Transfer (credit card & checking account)
Cash or Check

A gift of cash or check, made payable to Sola Media, is a tax-deductible contribution that benefits all aspects of the work. Your gift will be applied to the unrestricted fund and support Core Christianity, White Horse Inn, Modern Reformation, and Theo Global. If you would like to designate your gift for a specific program, simply indicate your preference in the memo line of your check.

To donate, please mail your check to: 

Sola Media
13230 Evening Creek Drive S
Suite 220-222
San Diego, CA 92128

Amazon Smile

Use Amazon Smile when you shop and designate White Horse Inc as the beneficiary of 0.5% of your eligible purchases. As is true with gifts of stock, your donation is at no extra cost to you.

Cryptocurrency

You can claim a charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the cryptocurrency, if you held the cryptocurrency for at least a year and itemize deductions. To gain the best tax value, gift the currency directly to Sola Media. For donations worth more than $5,000, the IRS requires that the donor (not the organization) get a qualified appraisal. Types of cryptocurrencies include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, Binance Coin, and a number of others. 

Appreciated Securities

Securities are shares of common stock in companies or units of mutual funds

Gifts of appreciated securities to Sola Media offer two compelling tax benefits: First, you may claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of the gift on the date the gift is completed. Second, by giving the appreciated securities directly to Sola Media, you can avoid paying the capital gains taxes that would result if you were to sell the securities. Appreciated securities are those securities that are worth more today than when they were acquired. Capital gains are the difference between a security’s current value and the security’s cost basis, the value it had when it was acquired. When an individual sells appreciated securities that have been held for at least one year, federal taxes of 15 percent or 20 percent are paid on the capital gains. Many states also impose their own capital gains taxes. 

-> To make a gift to Sola Media of appreciated securities held by your bank or broker, advise your banker or broker of the number of shares of each security you wish to donate and instruct the bank or broker to telephone Sola Media at 1-877-876-0989 for transfer instructions. 

The date of your gift for valuation purposes is the date on which the securities pass from your control, regardless of when you instructed your broker to transfer them. The amount of your gift for gift crediting purposes will be based on the mean market value of the high and the low share price of each security on the date of transfer.

TIPS (In all cases, Sola Media is not giving tax advice and recommends consultation with your tax adviser):

  • Don’t sell the security first. If you do, the IRS will impose capital gains tax on your sale, reducing your tax benefit.
  • Gifts from Mutual Funds may take up to 30 days to process at calendar year-end.
  • Securities must be held at least one year before transfer to gain the most favorable tax treatment.
  • For securities held by you in certificate form, please contact Sola Media at 1-877-876-0989 for instructions on how to send them securely.
Donor Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a charitable investment account that is set up for the sole purpose of supporting charities. Individuals can contribute cash, stocks, or other assets into the DAF and receive an immediate tax deduction. Those funds are invested for tax-free growth and the individual can recommend donations to charities of their choice over time.

Directed funds to Sola Media can be used to support all aspects of the work but cannot be used to fulfill a prior pledge agreement.

Employer Matching Gifts

Some companies will match your gifts to Sola Media, even after retirement. To learn if your company has such a program, check here. Also, ask your benefits administrator to ensure that Sola Media is an eligible recipient.

Wire Transfer

You can wire transfer gifts from your checking or savings account or have your IRA custodian do so. Please contact us at 1-877-876-0989 or [email protected] for specific instructions.

Planned Gifts

You can help Sola Media get the gospel right and get the gospel out for generations to come. Donors who let us know of their planned giving intention will be included in our Legacy Society.

In all cases, Sola Media is not giving tax advice and recommends consultation with your tax adviser.

Bequest: A bequest is a gift provision in your will or revocable living trust. All assets, including cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property, may be transferred in part or in entirety to Sola Media at the end of your life. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends, or Sola Media as part of your estate plan. A bequest can be made in several ways: You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset, a percentage of your estate, from the balance or residue of your estate, or a beneficiary designation of certain assets. 

Insurance: You can designate Sola Media as a beneficiary in your insurance plan.

Mutual Funds: Note, mutual fund transfers can take additional time so we recommend you initiate this kind of gift at least 30 days in advance to ensure completion by December 31.

Retirement Plan Beneficiaries: Consider making Sola Media a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other qualified retirement plan. The taxes applied to your retirement plan assets may be different than you imagined—in fact, using retirement assets to make a donation and leaving other assets to your heirs often enables you to give more to your heirs.

IRA Distributions:  Using an IRA is a tax-smart way to make an impact to Sola Media using your traditional or Roth IRA. The IRA charitable rollover (also called the Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) is a great way to make a tax-free gift and satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). If you are not required to take an RMD but no longer itemize your deductions, then a QCD may be right for you as well.

How Do I Qualify?

The IRA charitable rollover (QCD) offers multiple benefits for making gifts from your traditional or Roth IRA.

  • You must be 70 ½ years or older at the time of the gift.
  • Gifts must go directly from your IRA to Sola Media.
  • Gifts must come from a traditional IRA or Roth IRA account.
  • Gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per donor per year.

Benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift

  • If you don’t itemize deductions and are not yet required to take your RMD, a QCD offers all the benefits of an itemized income tax charitable deduction
  • If you are age 72 or older and must take your RMD, a QCD can satisfy your RMD without increasing your income taxes.
  • You may direct your gift to a program or area of your choice. 
  • It is a wonderful way to create an immediate impact on Sola Media.

How can I make an IRA Charitable Rollover?  Contact your IRA administrator for their QCD distribution form and information on the procedure to make such a gift.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Sola Media is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). ECFA has served    as a financial accountability partner for Christian non-profits since 1979. ECFA provides accreditation “to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance.”

Each year Sola Media’s financial statements are audited by an independent accounting firm.

There are a number of ways for you to give to support this work. Please consult with your tax adviser for specific information about your giving.