FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How are students selected for sponorship?
In order to apply to be matched with a sponsorship donor, families must have demonstrated that they cannot provide for their child’s education. We currently partner with Bridge International Academies to make sure that the neediest students are selected to receive sponsorship.
Does all of the money I donate go to my sponsored student?
100% of your money goes directly to cover the school fees and associated supply fees (i.e. for books and a uniform) for needy students.
Can I send my sponsored student additional money or gifts, or can I contact them in any way?
Once a donor provides money to support students, all funds are automatically transferred into the student's account. This means that money never exchanges hands, and 100% of your donation will go directly towards paying for the students’ school fees.
For reasons of personal privacy, and to ensure that all donated money goes directly to the students we support and not to unnecessary overhead costs, we do not facilitate direct contact between sponsors and their grantees.
How do I know if my sponsorship has been received?
Once a donor provides sponsorship funding, we work with our grantees to identify a deserving student and provide him or her with the sponsorship to attend school. As thanks for your generosity, all donors receive an email every two months containing a detailed profile of students who have benefitted from the support of Global Fund donors. Donors who support 10 or more students will receive further personalized communication from students who have benefitted from their generous support.
Are donations tax-deductible?
The Global Fund for Emerging Scholars is a non-profit organization and is working to apply in the future for 501c3 status in the United States.
Once that application has been made, the Global Fund will be pending 501(c)3 status. The IRS provides guidance on tax deductibility for donations to organizations with pending 501(c)3 status on the IRS website.
I have other questions. Who do I ask?
For all other questions, please contact us using the inquiry form on our Contact page here.