FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have a question that is not addressed below, please email [email protected] and be sure to include your phone number in your message.
To preference your donation to support a particular staff, project nation, or other fund, begin typing the name of the fund on the search bar. If another fund already appears, click on the yellow "New Search" link to reveal the drop-down of available funds.
To preference your donation for a staff person, you may also click on staff donation pages to find the staff person you wish to support. Then click on the unique donate button / link on their page.
After you have made your first donation, you will receive instructions (on screen and via email) to create an account so you can store your contact and banking information for future donations and/or view your giving history in the future.
Alternatively, if you have already made a donation, you may go to https://yfci.account.webconnex.com/ and follow the on screen instructions where it says "claim my account."
[Note: You cannot sign in to your account until you have created/claimed one. See previous FAQ "How do I create my online giving account" for instructions on how to do this.] To sign in to your account to view your giving history, view or modify your recurring donations, or edit your contact or banking information, click here.
You may notice an "account login" section at the top of the giving page. Using the sign-in option will enable you to view and load any previously saved billing accounts. While very beneficial, using an account is optional and not required to give. Any gifts given with your email address will still be logged to your account for future access regardless of whether you login.
To ensure your gift is recurring, enter the frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, twice a month, quarterly or annually) just below the amount on this donation page. These fields will appear after you have selected the fund to which you are giving.
You will also have the opportunity to select the start date of your pledge after you have chosen the frequency of your pledge.
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 here.
Alternatively, you may contact us at +1 (303) 486-1263 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 us at +1(303) 486-1263 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 two gifts in a year will receive an Annual Giving Statement. The Annual Giving Statement is mailed out by the end of January and lists your donations from the previous year. If you need assistance or have questions about your Annual Giving Statement, contact us at +1 (303) 486-1263 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 on this form, be sure to click "checking" and fill out the required fields in the Billing Information section of this donate page.
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 secure online donation processing partner is GivingFuel 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 GivingFuel Donations who will ensure the security of your personal and financial 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 fundraising 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.
Additionally, Youth for Christ International has a Platinum Seal of Transparency with Guidestar. For more information about this, click here.
Federal Employees (including military) can give to Youth for Christ International through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC number is 11827.