Donations FAQ

Can I Give Via the U.S. Combined Federal Campaign?

CFC number 11827Federal Employees (including Military) can give to Youth for Christ International through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC number is 11827.

USING THE ONLINE DONATE FORM

To preference your donation to support a particular nation, program, project or ministry of a staff member please use the search box. NOTE some staff members may only be listed by their first name for security reasons. Then fill in the donation amount, select frequency (note: monthly is pre selected) and then click blue Add Donation button.

You can add a number of different preferenced donations by searching and clicking the blue Add Donation button

If your preference is not found clear the search box and use ‘other’ and type in your preference.

When ready to donate click green DONATE NOW button at the bottom of the form. You can give securely via Credit Card or E-Check.

Annual Giving Statements

Each year everyone who donates $250 or more as a single gift or more than 2 gifts in a year will receive an Annual Giving Statement. The Annual Giving Statement is mailed out in the middle of January and lists your donations from the previous year.

Giving Accounts

We have only recently instituted ‘giving accounts’ through our online donation processer. We are not yet 100% certain that it is easy to navigate if it is not set up during the giving process.

If you already give regularly and wish to update your payment method, update credit card or bank account  numbers, change credit card expiry dates etc you can use the Giving Account to do this.

Use the ‘Giving Account’ link on the www.yfci.org/donate page – on the right side.

  • Create an account.
  • It will be verified by email.
  • You will then need to click on the recurring donations tab and then use ‘Search for it’ link at the bottom.
  • You will then receive another email which lists your gifts/transactions and that will have an update link on it.
  • Use the update link to update your donation/billing address and giving method

You can always call our office 303 843 9000 Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm Mountain Time and the International Donations Team can make the change for you.

How Are Donations Handled?

Donations are solicited with the understanding that Youth for Christ International has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. Our board approved policy is that all gifts preferenced to support a particular nation, program, project or ministry of a staff member will be honoured but the final decision on the use of all funds rests with Youth for Christ International. We recognise our responsibility for accountability and our audited financial statements are available.

Tax Deductibility

Donations are tax-deductible in the United States of America to the extent allowed by law. Youth for Christ International Ministries is a registered 501c3 charity in the USA.

Giving Regularly

If you give monthly or quarterly via credit card or by Electronic Funds Transfer you will receive an Annual Giving Statement in January rather than regular monthly mailed receipts.

Maximise your donation

You can maximise your donation by giving via Electronic Funds Transfer. Less fees and processing time mean more of your gift is used for ministry. Available online.

Administrative Assessment

Ninety percent of each donation preferenced to support a particular nation, program, project or ministry of a staff member is honoured by Youth for Christ International.

Each donation preferenced to support a particular nation, program, project or ministry of a staff member is assessed a ten percent overhead.

Overhead rate

We take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of the funds entrusted to us. We are accountable to our donors, the recipients of our ministry and God to use them wisely.

We  continually strive to keep our overhead low without sacrificing the structures and staff needed to maintain a high level of ministry. We use nearly 85 percent of our total revenue to benefit ministry recipients.

Overhead is only one consideration in choosing a charity to support. Much more important is the charity’s mission and how effectively it accomplishes that mission. Results, impact, efficient management, and fiscal controls all are factors in a mission’s effectiveness. Despite the implied message by Internet rating groups, the most effective charity is not necessarily the one with the lowest overhead rate. A reasonable amount of overhead is needed to achieve ministry objectives.

While we openly share our overhead rate, we recognise that overhead rates alone are inadequate for evaluating a ministry. Accounting practices and the method of delivering programs vary, making an across-the-board comparison based on overhead impossible.

Global Ministry Overview

Each year Youth for Christ produce a Global Ministry Overview to show what God has done through people just like you who support ministry all over the world. You can see the Global Ministry Overviews clicking the link on the home page.

ECFA Membership

Evangelical Council for Financial AccountabiltyAs a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, we adhere to high standards for fund raising and responsible stewardship. Youth for Christ International Ministries member profile is viewable online: click here

Audited Financial Statements

The latest Audited financial statements are available by clicking here

990 Form

Youth for Christ International’s latest 990 is available by clicking here

Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity

YFCI is a 4 star CharityYouth for Christ International has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Click here to see the rating page.

Security

Our regular secure online donation processing partner is Blue Fire Donations who have PCI compliance that will ensure the security of your financial information.

From time to time for specific appeals we may use a different donation processing partner but will ensure the security of your financial information.

Mailing Address

Donations may be sent to:

Youth for Christ International
PO Box 4555
Englewood, CO 80155 USA

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