Qualified Charitable Organization (QCO): Grace and Mercy Homeless Ministries is a Qualified Charitable Organization. QCOs are certified by the Arizona Department of Revenue to receive contributions eligible for the tax credit. Individuals making a cash donation to a QCO may claim a tax credit on their Arizona Personal Income tax returns; $400 ($800 if filing jointly).
Grace and Mercy Homeless Ministries is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a heart for the homeless, refugees and young adults aging out of the foster care system.
Grace and Mercy are two vital Christian terms whose meanings are often misunderstood. In short, grace is God giving us something we do not deserve, and mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve.
Both Ephesians 2:5 and 2:8 state it is “by grace you have been saved.” God’s salvation comes from His grace. Some describe grace as unmerited or unearned favor.
Both perfect mercy and perfect grace are found in Jesus Christ. Through His sacrifice on the cross, He has provided a way of escape, or mercy, from the consequences of sin (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). God has extended grace by providing salvation and proclaiming salvation to us through the Son, His teaching in Scripture, and through the Spirit of God at work among us. Hebrews 4:16 blends these two ideas in one powerful statement, teaching, “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”