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  • Is my donation tax deductible?
    United States: AOFIM is exempt in the U.S. from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). We are registered as a religious non-profit organization classified as a public charity by the IRS. Our EIN is 88-4103319. Click here to view our IRS Letter of Exemption. Canada: AOFIM is recognized as a tax-exempt organization in Canada under the terms of Article XXI, Paragraph 1 of the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention. As for the tax-deductibility of Canadian-sourced contributions, generally, it can only be claimed to offset U.S. source income. Please seek the advice of a tax professional for more details regarding the tax deductibility of your contributions to AOFIM. We continue to rejoice in the Lord for your continued prayers and financial support for the furtherance of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • What are the ways I can donate to your ministry?
    Cash or checks in person, payable to As Of First Importance Ministries By mail to 4364 Bonita Rd. Unit #770, Bonita, CA 91902, USA Online donations through our website Zelle (US banks only): recipient address:
  • Will I get a receipt for my donation?
    Yes, we give donation receipts for every contribution. If donating online through our website, receipts are sent automatically to the email used to make the donation. All other donation receipts will be sent out at the end of each calendar year unless requested to be sent earlier. Annual giving statements will be sent out by January 31 of each year.
  • Can I designate my donation for a specific purpose?
    For contributions to be tax-deductible, IRS has ruled that the charity must maintain full control over how the contribution is used. We will make every reasonable effort to honor designated contributions; However, designations by the contributor are advisory in nature and are not binding. We do not accept contributions whose use is restricted by the donors and limits our ministry’s discretion in the management and disbursement of such contributions.
  • Is this donation platform secure?
    Yes! Donorbox is the trusted fundraising engine of choice for 50,000+ organizations from 96 countries. It is used by non-profit organizations such as Make A Wish, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, and others. You can read more about Donorbox security here.
  • Why are you raising funds now since you do not yet have a permanent move date to Philippines?
    The funds we raise now will be used toward our current monthly expenses. Any excess will be saved in prayerful hope that by the time we start our “Partnering Phase,” there will be a reserve or enough monthly support coming in to fund our expenses moving forward. The “Partnering Phase” of our mission is when we will travel for a few months around USA and Canada sharing our ministry from church to church to gather support and partnerships through prayer and donations.

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