FAQ: Financial

How much of my sponsorship contribution goes to meet the needs of the child?

When you sponsor a child, 80% of those funds go directly to the site or country where you child lives. These funds are then used to support each child where they uniquely have needs. 

20% of your sponsorship money is allocated to administration and training. This includes training the staff who care for the children as well as launching new sites and developing programs at current sites.

Less than 1% is spent on fundraising.

Is my online sponsorship donation secure?

Online donations are simple, secure and maximize your sponsorship gifts to help children. The GlobalFingerprints program, as part of the EFCA, benefits from secure online transactions processed through BlackBaud Merchant Services. BBMS provides a critical layer of security enabling online transactions, protecting data and safely delivering information. If you have questions or concerns about your online transaction, contact donorserv@efca.org.

Is my sponsorship donation tax deductible?

Yes. You are not receiving goods or services for your support, and your gifts qualify as charitable contributions. Whether you are eligible to deduct them from state or federal taxes depends on which tax form you use and your personal situation.

Please contact the IRS or a tax advisor for answers to your specific questions. At the end of the year you will receive a donation statement from the Evangelical Free Church of America for all sponsorship contributions.

How can I access my annual giving record?

You can access your donor statements from the last two years by visiting donors.efca.org. If you have any questions or concerns please contact donorserv@efca.org.

How does GlobalFingerprints ensure financial accountability?

The Evangelical Free Church of America is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and all budgets and field expenditures are accounted for and reviewed by EFCA national office accountants under guidelines defined by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

Each GlobalFingerprints site has a designated bookkeeper that submits regular reports on how funds are used.


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