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Long-Time ECFA Leader Dan Busby with the Lord

Dan Busby, who served ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) for more than 30 years, died on September 28, 2022, at age 82.

Washington Eyes Security of Faith Communities

In the wake of increased attacks on houses of worship the Biden administration is taking steps to build bridges between faith communities and emergency responders. Meanwhile, Congress is considering a funding boost for a security grant program that could help ministries. Interested organizations should make preparations now for the next grant application window.

Jewish University’s Religious Freedom Case Rejected By High Court For Now

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an emergency religious freedom appeal from a Jewish university being pressed by New York authorities to embrace an LGBT student club. But a spirited dissent by four justices suggests the case could return to the high court if the state refuses to change course.

IRS Defends Charity Approval Process But Signals

In the wake of high-level scrutiny, the IRS is standing by the benefits of the streamlined 1023-EZ tax-exempt organization application. However, it signals it may begin requiring governing documents to accompany the form.

IRS Discovers Disclosure of Confidential 990-T Filings

The IRS revealed a breach of confidential Form 990-T filings affecting roughly 120,000 taxpayers. Reports suggest a coding error may have made the private information available for months.

Trinity Evangelical Free Church Becomes an ECFA Accredited Church

EUSTIS, FL – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Trinity Evangelical Free Church of Eustis, FL.

Immanuel Church Nashville Becomes an ECFA Accredited Church

Immanuel Church Nashville Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

Intraparty Deal on Climate, Health, and Taxes Made Law

The Inflation Reduction Act funds Biden administration’s environment and health care priorities, along with deficit reduction, largely through new tax and tax enforcement provisions. Charitable giving incentives were not included in the legislation.

School Lunch Programs Still Open To Christian Schools

A new USDA guidance clarifies that Christian schools are automatically eligible for a religious exemption to new SOGI rules in federally subsidized school nutrition programs.

Youth for Christ of Kern County Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization

BAKERSFIELD, CA – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Youth for Christ of Kern County of Bakersfield, CA.