I would like to make a donation as a gift for a friend or family member. How can I do this?
To donate as a gift, go to our donate page and tick the ‘Send an eCard’ option to celebrate a special occasion box.
Alternatively, get in touch with us at [email protected] to request a postal card for the recipient, to be sent after your donation is made, which we can then post to them directly.
Can I make a donation to support a specific country or program?
Yes, you can do this in one of two ways:
We are always happy to answer any questions about how we ensure that your funds reach the programs and/or countries you specify.
I wish to donate via check, how do I make it out and where do I send it?
Please make your Check, Postal Order or Money Order payable to CAMFED USA Foundation and send to:
466 Geary Street, Suite 400,
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: +1 415 963 4489
An acknowledgment, including information for tax purposes, will be sent to you upon receipt of your donation.
How can I update my credit card/address information?
Please email [email protected] for further instructions. Please note that you will be asked to confirm your information for security purposes. CAMFED considers the security of your personal and payment information the highest priority.
Do you accept donations of books, school supplies, clothes or other materials?
While we appreciate offers to support CAMFED partner schools with supplies, we are unable to accept these kinds of gifts.
CAMFED avoids overhead and administrative costs associated with shipping donated goods or associated with centralized procurement, warehousing and transport. Instead, we provide cash transfers directly to partner schools so that they can buy the supplies they need.
This policy also helps us support local businesses in Africa that sell school supplies, uniforms, and books. For example, some members of the CAMFED Association, CAMFED’s alumnae network, have started businesses making uniforms for schools in their districts.
Do you accept donations of stock?
Yes, we gratefully accept donations of stock. In order to make a donation of stock please contact [email protected] and we will send you comprehensive instructions.
What is CAMFED’s full tax identification?
In the US, our full tax identification is: CAMFED USA Foundation, EIN 54–2033897. For other countries please see the footer at the bottom of all pages on our website.
How can I get a receipt for tax purposes?
For online donations, the acknowledgment you receive via email serves as your receipt for tax purposes.
For donations made by other means, the donation acknowledgment sent to you by post or email serves as your receipt.
To request a duplicate receipt please contact [email protected]
Does CAMFED share my information?
Can I donate from my IRA, ROTH IRA, or other financial instrument?
Yes, individuals who are 70.5 years old plus can make a gift to CAMFED using funds transferred directly from an IRA without reporting it as taxable income; the gift may apply to your required minimum distribution.
Contact your IRA provider or use your IRA checkbook to make your gift. You may need to provide them with our Tax ID number, EIN 54–2033897. Contact the CAMFED USA team for more information.
I would like to fundraise for CAMFED. Where do I get started?
You can check out our Fundraise page to see how other supporters have raised money, explore our resources, and see how you can make your own personal fundraising page. You can set up digital fundraising pages on JustGiving, GoFundMe, Facebook, and others – just search for CAMFED.
I’m organizing an event – can I request materials?
We’d be delighted to share materials to support your fundraising efforts.
Please get in touch with us and tell us about your event and we can send you the relevant materials: [email protected]
How do I donate funds I’ve raised from a fundraising event or collection?
There are several options to send CAMFED money you have raised through collections at a fundraising event:
- You can pay funds collected into your own bank account and then donate a lump amount using our Donate page, selecting the ‘Paying in funds’ option. Alternatively, you can send us a check of the total amount raised.
- You can send in cash or check donations from individual supporters of your event. Please contact a member of our team at [email protected] to arrange this.
- If you collected funds through a digital platform like Facebook, JustGiving, etc, we will automatically receive the donations and will inform you when they have been received.
Can I use photos from your website to promote my fundraising and/or event?
We have a selection of photos and text you are welcome to use to spread the word, get in touch and one of our team will be in touch.
Does CAMFED do any street canvassing or door-to-door fundraising?
CAMFED will NEVER go door-to-door asking for money, or canvass people in the street. If someone stops you in the street or comes to your house claiming to be from CAMFED, please do not give them any money or personal financial details. Instead, report them to your local authorities, and please inform your nearest CAMFED office about the impersonation.