We take the stewardship of the resources God gives us very seriously and we don't take your donations for granted. We budget and plan our activities very carefully, working closely with our board of directors to monitor our funds to make sure we're always using them in the best way possible.
We do not build up funds unnecessarily. We maintain enough in reserve to meet our expenses for three months. Out of principle, we will not go into long-term debt to fund the programs of the ministry.
Our financials are reviewed monthly by the executive committee of our board of directors and our financial statements are audited annually by independent public auditors. We are also members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and qualify for their financial seal of approval.
We are committed to keeping our donors informed of our progress and the impact that their donations have through regular reporting. We do this online through testimonies from Canadian families and through our donor newsletter, inFocus, published three times a year. Here is the latest issue of inFocus.
We are stewards of all the resources God entrusts to us and we're accountable to our ministry partners, and to God, for how we use all that we receive. That's why we're certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC), an independent standards setting organization.
We are re-accredited every year and we closely adhere to the CCCC Standards of Organizational Integrity and Accountability.
As a CCCC-certified charity, we agree to abide by the following nine Standards of Accountability:
We value our donors greatly and we know the work we do to help families is only possible because of their generous and sacrificial support.
We have an in-house team that is more than happy to help you, answer your questions, troubleshoot a problem or update your information. Please don't hesitate to contact us at 1.800.661.9800, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email us at [email protected]. We're here to help!
We send out our Focus on the Family magazine to anyone who would like it – for free! But if you are no longer interested in receiving it at your home, you can opt out at any time and still receive information about the organization and the impact of your donations.
If the Focus on the Family magazine no longer applies to you, please contact us at [email protected] and we'll update your information right away.
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
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Our six principles for integrity in fundraising are:
These guidelines are based upon a firm conviction that everything we are and everything we have comes to us by the grace of God. If we remain faithful, we're confident that the Lord will sustain us while His purposes for this ministry endure.Donate today