You may make a donation to any of the three funds.
1. General Fund
The General Fund provides support for all of the worldwide activities of The Mother Church. If you are a member of The Mother Church, your first donation of the calendar year to the General Fund is counted as payment of your Per Capita Tax.
The Cause of Christian Science is advancing throughout the world. This growth has been supported by the advent and availability of new technology. The online messages and communities we share with each other allow us to identify and respond more quickly to needs as they arise. This increases the need for flexibility. The General Fund provides for the greatest flexibility for the Church to meet changing needs quickly.
2. The Mother Church Endowment Fund
The Mother Church Endowment Fund is based on a concept formulated in 1975 by The Christian Science Board of Directors – that of building up “uninvadable reserves” of the Church.
“Endowment” implies special gifts over and above normal giving. Your contributions to The Endowment Fund for The Mother Church continue to provide support for present and future needs. Funds continue to be invested and only a portion of income and appreciation are used each year. This fund is the place for gifts you intend to help the Christian Science Movement permanently, and in a longer-range way than meeting current needs.
3. The Christian Science Monitor Operating Fund
The Christian Science Monitor Operating Fund provides general operations support for The Christian Science Monitor, an independent international news organization, which delivers global news via csmonitor.com, mobile site, daily edition, weekly print magazine, and free newsletters.
The Monitor's global approach is reflected in how founder Mary Baker Eddy described its object as "To injure no man, but to bless all mankind." The Monitor's aim is to embrace the human family, shedding light with the conviction that understanding the world's problems and possibilities moves us towards solutions.
The Monitor does not accept donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office, nor do we accept donations from sources that could present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise its editorial independence.