LIFT for Charities Act

The Christian Church Foundation, Pension Fund, and Disciples Church Extension Fund continue to monitor matters related to non-profits, tax law changes, and other regulatory matters impacting clergy and the church.

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created two new sections of the tax code that increase taxes on nonprofit organizations. These provisions will force nonprofit organizations to pay a 21 percent federal tax on the cost of employee transportation benefits, including transit and parking; and to calculate unrelated income streams in a way that increases tax burden. These provisions will create administrative burdens and will take thousands of dollars each year away from each affected nonprofit's mission.

We are encouraging you to join us in supporting The Lessening Impediments from Taxes (LIFT) for Charities Act. This bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) would repeal this new burden on churches, charities, and other nonprofit organizations.

Church Alliance, Board Source and other leading religious and nonprofit sector organizations are encouraging support of LIFT. Please contact your Representative and Senators and ask them to support LIFT. Or visit Independent Sector's Action Center to send a letter to Congress.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us directly at,, or

Gary Kidwell, President, Christian Church Foundation

Todd Adams, President, Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Rick Reisinger, President, Disciples Church Extension Fund