Handling In-Kind or Non-Cash Donations

Based on IRS Charitable Contributions - Written Acknowledgments

Recommended Best Practice for Recording In Kind or Non-Cash Donations in Breeze

Following the IRS guidelines, entering the description (but not value) of non-cash donation is recommended.

Therefore, entering a Total Amount of 0.00 (No "$") and a Note with clear description of the non-cash donation would look something similar to this:


When printing year-end statements, adding the Note column to your itemized list will include this description on the member statements.

Learn how to customize your statements to include the "note" section here

Recording the gift in your accounting system

Breeze intentionally limits its financial scope to tracking member contributions. Church accounting of non-cash donations should be done within your accounting system where you can properly record both credits and debits of non-cash donations.


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  • When I print out statements for tax credit there are all of the person's contributions for the year including fees that they may have paid to go to an activity with the youth or kids programs?  Those are obviously not counted as "giving", so what do I do about those being on their statement?

  • Hi @kcornett!

    You'll want to make sure that these gifts to the youth or kids programs are being designated to a non-tax deductible fund. Here's more information on the difference of these two types of funds...


    You'll adjust this by editing the contributions and changing it to a new fund (or if it's separated by fund already, just toggle the fund option in Funds to "non-tax deductible.) https://support.breezechms.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012286233-Editing-a-Contribution