Estate Planning

To remember the church in your will or estate plan is to express gratitude with a gift of thanksgiving for blessings received through the years, and to pay forward these blessings for those who will come after us. The Book of Common Prayer speaks of “the duty of all persons to make wills, while they are in health, arranging for the distribution of their temporal goods, not neglecting, if they are able, to leave bequests for religious and charitable uses.” (p. 445) Information about how to remember Grace Church in your will or estate plan is available from the rector.

The ministry of our diocesan Gift Planning Officer is to provide information and counseling for those who wish to consider how they may best benefit their church as well as their family in their plans. Our gift planning officer may be contacted at or by calling (415) 869-7812.

Information about writing a will and other forms of estate planning can be found at

Grace Church is a not for profit organization whose federal tax identification number is: #94-6088084. Alternatively you may make your gift to The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California for the benefit of Grace Episcopal Church, Martinez. The federal tax identification number of the Diocese is #94-1156840.

The Rev. Richard L. Schaper, CFP
Gift Planning Officer
Episcopal Diocese of California
1055 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 869-7812
Empowering Generosity