Policies, Transparency & FAQs

September 22, 2010

Is the record of my contribution kept confidential?

Donor Privacy Policy – Christ for Humanity (CFH) does not exchange or share donor information, as giving to the ministry is a private matter. CFH is a 501(c)(3) organization; therefore, all contributions are tax deductible. Donors will receive by mail a year-end donation summary for tax purposes, as well as a letter of acknowledgment and gratitude from Christ for Humanity for their generosity.  A record of all in-kind and financial giving is held in the ministry’s private database for the donor’s tax benefit and for ministry IRS auditing protection. See “Records Retention and Destruction Policy” for additional information.

What is the level of security while I’m online?

Internet Security Policy – Christ for Humanity will always endeavor to employ the most current means of internet security such as SSL (Secured Socket Layer) encryption with our website and internet donation methods.

Cookies & Tracking Policy – Christ for Humanity does not collect IP addresses or use “cookies” to track computer activity.

Website content – Christ for Humanity will make every effort to keep its website content current and accurate. At times, the ministry will post links on our website that may be of specific interest or pertain to the common purpose of our mission. These links are never from a “link exchange” and are only posted there if: 1) CFH approves them; and 2) CFH has “real life” connections to the people and organizations involved. If a reasonable and verifiable objection to one of these links is disclosed, the ministry will remove that link.

How much of my hard earned money will go toward someone’s salary?

Salary Information – It is important for donors to know that 98.4% of every donation goes to ministry, and not to huge salaries.  All salaries whether officer or employee, are subject to Board of Directors approval. Our CEO salary of $42,000, one of the lowest in the industry, has been funded over the years by a private donor whose gift was specifically designated for that purpose. Upon the passing of the donor in early 2009, our CEO has been working with $0.00 salary.  Of the current 4 paid staff members, some of those salary expenses are also designated from other private donors.  We aim to stretch every dollar possible.  Our ultimate goal is to be fully funded by private funds for general and administrative (salaries and light bills etc) costs, so that we will be able to use 100% of every dollar donated for ministry, to go only to ministry.  At 98.4%, we’re pretty close!

Please be sure to check us out at http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5654

IRS 990 is available for public viewing here on our website.

How do you keep things on the up and up?

Conflict of Interest Policy – A conflict of interest shall be disclosed immediately upon realization of its existence, and brought up for discussion in the next regularly scheduled or emergency scheduled Board meeting. Board Members and Ministry Officers shall make effort to gain a full understanding of the conflict. An individual in conflict of interest shall give presentation of the facts to the Board of Directors, but shall not take part in discussions or decisions until such conflict of interest is resolved. Matters of conflict of interest shall be documented from disclosure to resolution in the Board meeting minutes.

Whistle Blower Policy – Fortunately, we have never had a need to use this policy. However, you may take comfort in the fact that Christ for Humanity is dedicated to an open and honest ministry. Our policy is that any and all concerns may be directed to any Officer or Board Member without fear of consequences or harassment.

Independent Audit All Christ for Humanity financial records are available to the public for review. Additionally, the Board of Directors continually review and react as needed to any financial issue. CFH has determined that with this type of openness in financial records, the high cost of an independent audit ($10,000 – $15,000) would unnecessarily take funds from the much more critical ministry needs.  If there is a specific area of inquiry concerning our finances, just let us know.  We will be happy to address concerns with you. Additionally, our annual IRS 1099 filing is available for public viewing.

How do you maintain records?

Records Retention and Destruction Policy – Christ for Humanity will insure proper storage and backups of records to the extent required by law. Records are associated with but not limited to:  Board meeting book of minutes, personal or foundation giving, documents required by the IRS for audit, contractual documentation, business of the ministry.   Paper records shall be stored in a safe and dry location to protect the material from destruction from the elements. Such records may be stored either on-site or off-site.  Digital records shall be backed up and delivered (manually or electronically) to an off-site location to insure the ability to recover in the event of computer related failure.

Records are considered private and are not open to the general public unless specifically identified by Christ for Humanity as appropriate for public knowledge, or as required by law.

How may I contact you with further questions?

Contact info – Donations or questions concerning ministry, policies, or our website may be mailed to:

Christ for Humanity
P.O. Box 580127
Tulsa OK 74158-0127

Please feel free to call Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST:

Phone: (918) 836-2424 / ext. 201  for Bob Ashinhurst, Director of Local Outreach.
Fax: (918) 836-2610

Our office is located at:

6314 E. 13th Street
Tulsa OK 74112

Thank you for your consideration to support this vital ministry.

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