Donation FAQs


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How is Agape funded?

 

Agape is primarily funded financially through the regular, faithful giving of individuals and churches. The majority of these donations come to our general fund with some coming through our Partners for Hope and Kitanda Project programs. Additional support comes through grants and through the sale of items from our online store.

 

Where is my financial support most needed?

 

Your giving to the General Fund does the most good. It allows Agape to put your giving to work in areas that need it most.

 

What does the General Fund pay for?

 

The General Fund provides for the majority of ministry and program expenses in Kenya as well as our modest operating costs in the US office. Approximately 83¢ of each $1.00 donated to the general fund is sent to Kenya for programs and services. 100% of monies donated through Partners for Hope and the Kitanda Project are sent to Kenya.

 

How are missionaries supported?

 

Agape Children’s Ministry uses what is referred to as a “deputized” support-raising approach for its missionaries. Each missionary is responsible for raising gifts to provide sufficient funds to pay for his/her own ministry work. Donors are able to make contributions to ACM with a preference to support the work carried out by a particular missionary but not specifically earmarked for that missionary. No ACM General Fund money is used to pay missionary salaries or benefits.

 

How are Designated Funds used?

 

Designated Fund Accounts are approved by the Board of Directors and reside within the General Fund. They are used toward specific ministry needs as designated by the donor. When the specific need is fulfilled, the balance of the funds are moved to the General Fund where they can continue to positively impact other pressing ministry needs as the Board of Directors determines.

 

How can I donate to Agape?

 

There are several ways to donate. You can donate online using Paypal or any major credit card. You can also call our office at 209-543-9255 to donate using a credit card or automatic bank withdrawal. Additionally we can send you pre-addressed envelopes if you’d like to regularly donate using checks. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 5062 Modesto, CA 95362. Donation slips to include with your check can be printed here.

 

Will I receive a statement of my giving?

 

Yes. We send monthly statements to all donors and a year end statement for tax purposes.If you’d like to receive quarterly or annual statements instead, please call our office.

 

Are there other ways to give to Agape?

 

Absolutely! If you’re interested in special gifts such as the transfer of Stock and Mutual Funds, Personal Property, Real Estate, Life Insurance, Gift Annuities and/or Wills, please ask for our book keeper at 209-543-9255.

 

What is Agape’s commitment to financial integrity?

 

Agape is an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) which has strict standards for financial stewardship. Annually we also engage a certified public accounting firm to perform a compilation of all of the Agape Finances. Copies of our annual financial statements can be found here.