Your financial contribution to the general ministry of East-West allows our organization to fully support the various ministry endeavors to which God has called our ministry. Funds for the general ministry of East-West will be directed to the areas of most need with the purpose of supporting our daily operations, strengthening our infrastructure, allowing for the flexibility to respond to new or changing conditions, planning for the long term, and investing in staff and technology.
Please note that any gifts designated towards a write-in initiative or missionary will show up as "General Fund" on your electronic receipts. However, these funds will be directed towards the initiative or missionary you have specified and will appear on the receipt you receive in the mail.
East-West Ministries attempts, whenever consistent with its charitable purpose and budget, to honor preferences expressed by our ministry partners regarding the use of their gifts. However, East-West at all times maintains full control over all funds donated to East-West and ultimate discretion as to their use, including redirection to other ministry needs. This ensures that all funds will be used most effectively to carry out East-West’s religious and charitable purposes, as required for contributions to be tax-deductible in the United States.
East-West Ministries adheres to ECFA Standard 7.2 that states: “Occasionally, givers request a refund of a charitable gift they made previously. Since contributions must be irrevocable to qualify for a charitable deduction, there generally is no basis to return a charitable gift to a donor.” However, on rare occasions a donor may be refunded if a gift was made in error, and it was clearly not the intent of the donor to initiate the charitable donation in the first place. This will be reviewed by the Financial Services Department on a case by case basis.