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Support the CAC

Support the CAC

The work of the Center for Action and Contemplation is possible only because of friends and supporters like you! CAC is not sustained by any large institution, foundation, or corporation; we are funded by thousands of people around the world who give freely because they have been impacted by this work. Gifts of any amount are received gratefully and are tax-deductible in the United States to the full extent allowed by the law.

Over the past thirty-three years, the Center for Action and Contemplation has gone through many iterations, but the essential vision has remained rooted in Fr. Richard’s founding purpose: to operate as a “school for prophets,” an almost “underground seminary” to teach the alternative Franciscan Orthodoxy of both praxis and prayer, action and contemplation.

View our 2020 Annual Report.


Ways to Give:

Make an Online Donation: Click here to make a one-time donation or to set up a recurring gift plan securely online. If you’d like to use PayPal to donate click here to checkout from CAC’s online bookstore and choose PayPal as your payment option.

Send a check: Make the check payable to “Center for Action and Contemplation” and if possible, please include your email address in the memo line so we can send you an immediate donation receipt. Mail to:

Center for Action and Contemplation
P.O. Box 12464
Albuquerque, NM 87195

Make a gift in your will: A gift in your will or trust for the Center for Action and Contemplation will support seekers on the contemplative Christian path of transformation for generations to come. To make this process simple, we partnered with FreeWill, a free online resource that guides you through the process of completing a legally valid will, and makes it simple to include the necessary language to create a bequest in your plans. Get started now.

Have you already made a gift to the CAC in your will or trust? Fill out this form so that we can say thank you and keep our records up-to-date!

Gifts of stock: Do you have appreciated assets? If so, transferring your stocks directly to the CAC can help you avoid paying the capital gains tax while making your gift go further. Many supporters in our community have started transferring stocks as a mutually beneficial way of giving. To get started, use this online tool to help you make your gift in just a few minutes. Get started here.

IRA Charitable Distribution: If you are 70 1⁄2 years old and you have a traditional IRA, you are eligible to give a tax-free gift directly from your IRA. We have an easy online tool that allows you to make your gift in less than ten minutes. Because of the benefits of making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA, this is one of the fastest growing areas in philanthropy. Support the CAC through your IRA here.

Have questions? To learn more about any of the giving options above or to talk with our team about other ways to support CAC, email [email protected] and we can walk you through the details.


How We Steward Your Donations

Our financial philosophy holds the CAC to high standards of sustainable and responsible stewardship. We honor your partnership and work to steward our resources in the best possible way to serve our vision of a more loving world. Donations allow us to make our work accessible to a broad and inclusive community via scholarships, gift economy principles and the ability to offer much of our content for free. For example, donations help to fund the following:

  • Daily Meditations emails—Reflections by Fr. Richard Rohr are sent free to hundreds of thousands around the world, every day of the year.
  • CAC Podcast Network—Teachings by Fr. Richard and a collection of our Faculty are offered free for anyone around the world to download and listen.
  • Living School—The Living School for Action and Contemplation opened in September 2013 thanks to the support of donors.
  • Online Education—As funds and time are available, CAC continues to grow our catalog of self-paced, in-depth online courses, open to the public.
  • Financial Assistance—Sliding scale fees and scholarships enable students and those of limited financial means to participate across all CAC programs.
  • Expansion of CAC’s Mission and Vision— With all that is happening in the world today, it is clear that what we need is more than any simple political solution or traditional non-profit intervention can provide. We need a new and transformed consciousness. CAC is working towards this growing vision through the expansion of our teachers, programs, technology, community and team.

Thank you for your trust and support.


Receipt of Donations

CAC acknowledges each donation with a receipt for tax records. This happens immediately when we have your email address on file. Physical receipts are mailed if your email address isn’t on hand. If you need an additional copy of a receipt or an annual statement of your donations for the previous year, please reach out to us at [email protected]. Note that the IRS does not require donations under $250 to be verified by receipt.

CAC’s Federal Tax ID # is 85-0354965


Additional Information

To update your mailing & email address or to request additional information regarding CAC’s stewardship of donations, a copy of our 990 financial statements or any other question, please email us at [email protected]. We are here to help and are grateful for your support.


The Mendicant

Learn more about organization in the latest issue of the Mendicant, our free, quarterly donor newsletter. Click here to read the latest issue online.

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