What kind of donations do you accept? We are receiving financial donations currently. LoveAIDS is not receiving medical donations right now but may do so in the future. Right now we are not receiving vehicle donations but we are receiving the proceeds from vehicle sales as financial gifts.
Are my donations tax-deductible? Yes, LoveAIDS is a 501(c)(3) public charity, Federal Identification Number (EIN) 47-2131886, and your donation is 100% tax deductible.
Are there any entities LoveAIDS does not take money from? LoveAIDS does not take financial donations from organizations or individuals which would limit us in doing our work or require us to change the type of work we do.
Do you accept restricted funds? We try to encourage people who have a heart for our work to maintain their gifts unrestricted so that we have the flexibility to use them where it is most needed. Right now we are in a fundraising phase to raise financial support to pay our Executive Director and to fund basic administrative costs. Without funding an income for our Executive Director, the work cannot go on, as there are financial needs for her livelihood. But similarly, if we cannot provide for our administrative costs (office expenses and costs of running an organization) we cannot operate. So both areas are equally crucial.
Will my donation ever be redirected? When we are sending individual medical workers on trips, the donations raised for each individual medical worker are restricted, with any leftover or excess donations to be consolidated into the general fund to be used where most needed.
Similarly, we will make every effort to respect your donation wishes when we have specific projects or fundraisers. In specific circumstances where a project is over-funded, the funds will be used for either similar projects if there is a financial need for those projects or will be allocated to the general fund to be used where it is most needed, as approved by the Board of Directors.
How much of your funding goes directly to your programs? What are your other costs? Previously, almost all of our funding went to cover expenses to send and sustain our workers overseas, with no wages being paid, with a minute amount covering operational costs (webhosting, licensure, envelopes.)
Currently, the current budget LoveAIDS is raising support allots 84.6% of moneys raised to pay an employee (including employer taxes) and 15.4% for operational costs (including a needed new computer with graphic design capabilities, Director & Officer Insurance, payroll service costs, etc.) Please understand that as a young organization, we spend hours researching, estimating, and calculating costs, and that these number may change somewhat.
The LoveAIDS mission focuses on sending medical workers to serve where there is a shortage, not paying for expensive medical supplies or facilities. Hence, the majority of finances are directed toward sustaining workers, with a minimal amount directed towards providing for necessary operating expenses.
Is there anything I can do for LoveAIDS other than giving donations or going to the field?
Help us spread the word about our work to your friends, faith communities, and privately owned businesses who might be interested in our work.
Host house parties to educate those in your circles about our work and help raise funds.
Help us in our upcoming fundraising event.
Organize a fundraiser to which our Executive Director is invited to present.
Make a multi-year commitment.
Find out if your company offers a matching gifts program and/or help us arrange an office presentation.
Follow LoveAIDS on social media and share our news and updates with your social media community.
Volunteer with LoveAIDS in the area of our Operations needs – Access a list of current Operations needs here.
To get involved in one of these ways, please contact us here.
What is your annual budget? Our current, updated budget is a very lean $65,000, for which we are raising support.
Where does LoveAIDS get its money? 100 percent of our funding comes from private sources from within the United States. We currently have a mix of privately owned local business and individuals who partner with us.
Why don’t you receive money from the U.S. government? USAIDS, PEPFAR, and other programs often have political agendas and strings attached which would limit us in our work.
Do LoveAIDS workers get paid? Up until April 2017, all work was done on a volunteer basis by the founder and Executive Director of LoveAIDS as well as by all other volunteers. LoveAIDS has started paying the Executive Director a small subsistence amount as of April 2017 and is currently raising financial support for the Executive Director’s work to allow her to give LoveAIDS the full-time attention it needs. All short-term medical workers are unpaid volunteers.
Solicitation Disclosures LoveAIDS is compliant with the solicitation requirements of Washington state, in which it is registered. Financial information is available from the Secretary of State, Charities Division, Olympia, WA 98504, and at 1-800-332-4483.