Donations to St. James

The front steps

The front steps

Although we are blessed with a beautiful church in a beautiful city, St. James is a parish of modest means. People are often surprised to learn that we are financially independent, and receive no financial support from the national Episcopal Church, from any missionary agency, nor from the US or Italian governments. Our mission and ministry is kept alive year to year by God’s grace and the extravagant kindness of people like you.

All donations to St. James are fully deductible for US tax purposes. St. James Church is a parish of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our tax ID number is 13-6132268. In accordance with Section 170 (F)(8)(B), any goods or services provided to you consist solely of intangible religious benefits.

PayPal is the easiest way to make a donation.

Unless you wish your gift to be earmarked for a special fund or purpose, it will be used by the Vestry wherever it is needed the most. Please use the “Item” box to indicate the gift’s allocation, if any, as well as dedication (e.g., “made in memory of…”/ thanksgiving for…/celebration of… etc.) You will receive an electronic confirmation of your gift, followed by a thank you letter that will also serve as an official document for IRS purposes.

Gifts of stock are gladly accepted. Transfer instructions are provided on request.

If you are donating by bank transfer within the European Union:

IBAN IT91 V061 6002 8990 7349 6111 058
Account name: St. James American Church
Banca CR Firenze
Via de Pescioni ang. Via Corsi
Firenze 50123 Italy

St James American Church – Florence Italy
via Rucellai, 9
Firenze 50122
Italy

Or else:

Amici di St. James in Florence
Banca Prossima
IBAN: IT12 A033 5901 6001 0000 0001 793

from outside the E.U.:

ABA 021000021
Account number: 754200764
Account name: St James American Protestant Episcopal Church
Recipient Bank: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A.
4 Chase Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11245 USA

Personal checks should be made payable to “St. James American Church” and mailed to:

St. James Church
Via B. Rucellai, 9
50123 Florence, Italy

If you might consider the inclusion of St. James in your estate planning, please contact our rector at rector@stjames.it and a time to discuss it in person will gladly be arranged.

For more information, please contact office@stjames.it or leave a message at (+39) 055 29 44 17.