FAQ

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, and then click the green Add Donation button.

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

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

Donations by check are welcome. Please include THIS FORM (click to download and print) and mail to:
Youth for Christ International
PO Box 4555
Englewood, CO 80155 USA

If you are making a donation, please do that first (at left). After clicking the blue "donate now" link, you'll see a page with a link to login to your giving page.

If you are trying to login to your giving page to review or modify existing, recurring donations or to update your billing or contact information, you may do so by clicking here.

 

AFTER you've searched the names of the funds to which you wish to donate using the search bar, and added them to your "cart" by selecting the frequency and amount of your donations, you'll click the blue "donate now" button at the bottom of the page, which will direct you to our secure bluefire donations processor page. On that page, you'll see a link to "create a giving account."

You may have noticed after selecting the "donate now" button (below, left) that you are invited to create or login to a giving account. This is not necessary to complete your donation. When you do so, your billing information will be stored to make future gifts quicker, your online giving history will be available for review, and you will be able to manage your recurring gifts. While very beneficial, using an account is optional and not required to give.

After selecting the fund you wish to donate to using the search box at left and choosing the amount, click on the "monthly" or "quarterly" radio button, depending on how you wish to set up your recurring gift. Please note that recurring donations processed through this donation page will begin on today’s date.

If you do not wish to give monthly on today’s date, please wait and process your donation on the date of your preference.

You can set up, modify or cancel recurring gifts by logging into your account. To log into your account, click here.

Alternatively, you may contact Renee at +1 (303) 486-1266 or submit your request to [email protected] Please be sure to include your phone number if sending a request via email.

If you ever have a change of address or need to update your debit/credit card or banking information, you may do so by logging into your giving account by clicking here.

Alternatively, you may contact Renee at +1 (303) 486-1266 to update this information by phone.

Donations made on this website are in USD and will be issued US tax receipts. If you are an international donor and wish to have a tax receipt for your nation, please contact Youth for Christ in your nation. For questions about international donations, you can send an email to [email protected]. 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 a regular monthly mailed receipt.

You may login to your giving account to view your giving history by clicking here. Alternatively, you may Contact Renee at +1(303) 486-1266 to discuss any questions you have about your giving history by phone.

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. If you need assistance or have questions about your Annual Giving Statement, contact Renee at +1 (303) 486-1266 or send inquiries to [email protected].

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. Electronic Funds Transfers may be set up automatically through your bank.

Alternatively, after selecting your donation preference at left and clicking the "donate now" button (below, left), you will be taken to a secure giving page where you will be prompted for your billing and contact information. Use "E-check" instead of the "Credit/Debit Card" option to set up an EFT.

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.

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

  • Donations are processed immediately.
  • All donations are in US dollars.
  • If you give regularly via Credit Card or by E-Check you will receive an Annual Giving Statement in January rather than regular monthly printed receipts.
  • Our secure online donation processing partner is Blue Fire Donations who will ensure the security of your personal and financial information. You will be taken to their secure page when you click the blue ‘donate now’ button (below, left) and before being asked to enter any personal information.

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.

As a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), we adhere to high standards for fund raising and responsible stewardship. Youth for Christ International Ministries member profile is viewable by clicking here

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

The latest Audited financial statements are available by clicking here.

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

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

 

Many thanks to TechLaboratory and jQuery for the rudiments of this donations form.

 

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