FAQs on Giving
How can I give?
Thank you so much for your interest in RCE International and the missionaries and ministry projects that we serve and support.
To donate by check, please make checks payable to: RCE International. Please include the account number for the missionary you would like to support on the memo line of your check or on a separate sheet of paper. Mail to:
PO Box 4528
Wheaton, IL 60189
For an anonymous gift, please indicate this clearly on an attached note.
For a personal gift not intended for ministry purposes, such as birthday, anniversary or Christmas gifts, please indicate this clearly by writing on an attached note: FOR PERSONAL GIFT.
Note: Personal gifts are considered non-tax-deductible gifts per IRS regulations.
We also offer an Electronic Funds Transfer option for American donors where your donation is deducted directly from your checking or savings account on a monthly basis. Please fill out and return the RCE EFT Form to set up your automatic donations.
Are my gifts tax deductible?
Yes, since RCE is approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all contributions, when applied to an activity under our control, may be reported as tax-deductible. NOTE, if you would like to designate the contribution as a personal gift directly to a missionary (for example, a birthday or Christmas gift), such contributions must be treated as non-tax-deductible. See “How can I give?” above for more information.
My credit card information has changed. How do I update it?
Our credit card donation processing system is handled by a third-party payment processing vendor which provides the highest level of service and security for our donors. For security reasons, RCE does not store any of your credit card information anywhere nor do we allow online access for donors to change information. Our feeling is that if a donor can get into their giving account, then it’s possible for hackers to access that as well.
Thus, when your giving information changes (e.g., address, credit card number, expiration date, etc.), please call us to assist you in entering the new information. We can change your credit card expiration date or address online, but any other changes (e.g., new credit card number) entail entering a new online donation. We will gladly assist you with this and delete your old donation. Please call us (888-652-7930) or email us (email@example.com) if you would like some assistance. We appreciate your understanding.
How do I get more financial information about RCE?
RCE has established a fundamental operating principle of integrity and transparency concerning its operations and finances. For more information about RCE, our finances or our ministry, please contact our President at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions or comments for RCE’s Board of Directors can be emailed to: RCEBoard@rce-international.org. Someone from RCE’s Board will contact you promptly.
Our audited financial statements are available upon request.
What about financial accountability?
RCE has been a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 2005 and abides by all of their strict requirements. An independent certified accounting firm conducts a full audit of RCE’s finances every year and an independent Board of Directors conducts an annual budget approval process with regular financial reviews. RCE complies with all International Revenue Service regulations and annually submits a tax return for the organization as required by the IRS.
For more information about ECFA, their standard and their membership policies, please visit their website at www.ecfa.org
Additional information about RCE’s commitment to stewardship and financial accountability can be found by clicking here.
Can I give gifts other than money?
Yes! RCE can receive stock gifts, volunteered time, PRAYER, and by all means…please consider going and serving with your talents. Many of our partner ministries have short-term ministry opportunities, so contact us for more information.