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Financial Accountability

We’re serious about financial accountability and transparency. We “aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man” (2 Cor. 8:21, ESV). God blesses our ministry through partners like you, and we treasure the trust you place in us. We’ve partnered with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) to provide you with the highest levels of financial accountability and transparency.

Giving FAQs

Can I give to a specific missionary?

The simplest way for you to give to a missionary is to select their region in the dropdown menu and include the missionary’s name in the Memo section above. If you have questions about designating to a missionary, please call our office at (800) 980-2226. We will help ensure your gift is designated to your chosen missionary.

Are gifts to WordPartners tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. WordPartners is a registered charity under the IRS code 501(c)3 and is able to accept tax-deductible donations. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that WordPartners has ultimate discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. WordPartners will make every effort to honor gifts with preferences to support specific staff members and projects, but the final decision on the use of all funds rests with the organization.

Can I send a check?

Yes! Please send your gift through the U.S. Postal Service. Checks should be made out to WordPartners, with any funding preference (project name, etc.) indicated on a separate note included with the check. If no specific instructions are provided, the gift will be used where most needed. Our mailing address is:

12575 Ridgeland Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Can I make a gift over the phone?

Yes! Please contact our office at (800) 980-2226 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday. Please ask for someone in our gifts department, and they will be glad to assist you.

Can I automate my giving?

Yes! The simplest way to automate your donation is by using the giving options above. There you will be prompted to make a monthly, quarterly, or annual recurring donation.

Does WordPartners accept electronic funds transfer?

Many of our donors who give on a regular basis have experienced the benefits of setting up an automatic Electronic Funds Transfer from their personal checking or savings account. We would be glad to talk to you about setting this up for your giving.

Please contact our office during the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday. Please ask for someone in our gifts department, and they will be glad to assist you. (800-980-2226)

Does WordPartners qualify for Corporate Matching Gifts?

Thousands of employers offer matching gift programs allowing you to double or even triple your gift to WordPartners. WordPartners qualifies for many of these programs, as it is a registered 501(c)3. For more information contact your place of employment to find out if it has a Corporate Matching Grants Program.

Will WordPartners accept a gift of appreciated stock?

Yes! WordPartners has the capacity to accept gifts of stock, real estate, and some other non-cash assets. There can be significant tax advantages to these types of gifts. If you need assistance with any of these types of gifts, please contact us at (800) 980-2226.

What other type of non-cash gifts will WordPartners accept?

Some choose to make larger gifts using appreciated assets. These gifts often are given in the form of appreciated securities, real estate, and retirement plans. Many of these gifts have attractive tax benefits that we would be happy to discuss with you. Please feel free to contact us at (800) 980-2226.

Can I leave WordPartners in my will?

WordPartners may be named as a recipient of bequests in a donor’s will or trust. Such gifts can be made as a fixed dollar amount or as a percentage of the will and are a special way to leave a legacy for generations to come. Please contact us at (800) 980-2226 if we can provide assistance.

Can I give through my donor advised fund?

Yes. Donor advised funds (DAFs) are designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to ministries for meaningful and lasting impact on your timetable. WordPartners receives gifts from DAFs regularly and is equipped to assist partners wishing to establish their own fund.

Does WordPartners make provisions for charitable trusts?

Charitable trusts are powerful, taxwise gifts that enable you to support WordPartners while securing lifetime payments for you and your loved ones. For information, please email or call us at (800) 980-2226.

Will WordPartners provide assistance with gift planning or estate planning?

Planned gifts are made through a revocable trust or will, gifts that provide lifetime income to the donor, and more complex gifts of real estate and tax-deferred retirement assets. Planned gifts are popular because of the financial flexibility and tax benefits they provide. For information on how to incorporate WordPartners into your estate or trust planning, please email us or call us at (800) 980-2226.

Where can I find additional resources on WordPartners’ finances and accountability?

How will WordPartners handle my personal information?

At WordPartners your privacy is a priority. We respect your desire to receive information on your terms and provide a number of tools to help you manage those preferences. With that in mind, we make our Privacy Policy available to you here.