Make a one-time or recurring contribution

Our service to seafarers is supported by  generous donors including individuals, churches, and businesses.  We are grateful to all who contribute  toward our mission, and seafarers benefit from our ability to reach out to them in multiple ways.

We are a 501c3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

Donate by PayPal, or credit or bank card:

You can also donate by contacting SCI via email or phone.

Shop with Amazon Smile

It’s the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service, except  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. Just log on to Amazon Smile with your regular Amazon credentials and follow the prompts to select Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey as your preferred charity. THANK YOU!

Planned giving

Gift planning can fund important charity work and enable larger gifts to SCI than could be made from your discretionary ordinary income.  These gifts can range from a simple change of beneficiary in a will or trust to a more sophisticated financial instrument that can benefit both you and the charity.

Planned giving can include

  • A legacy gift to be paid upon your death in the form of a bequest from your will  or from some or all of the proceeds from a life insurance policy or retirement account (IRA, etc.)
  • A gift in the form of charitable annuities or certain trusts that can provide you with income during your lifetime with the remainder going to SCI at your death.  Donors who establish a life-income gift can receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the assets contributed.
  • A gift of appreciated assets rather than cash.

Your legal and financial advisers should be the ones to consult with you on what is best for your particular financial situation and goals.  If you are considering a planned gift, please alert us and we will be happy to discuss what would be most effective for SCI.