Frequently Asked Questions
YUST PUST Foundation (YPF) is a faith-based, international nonprofit organization that supports the communities of YUST, PUST, and the Children Feeding Program through spiritual, academic, and financial resources in the United States. YPF hopes to provide you with a better understanding of how you can partner with us. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about our organization.
The YPF team consists of volunteers who are passionate about the work being done at YUST, PUST, and the Children Feeding Program. A majority of the team members have past experience serving and living in the YUST and PUST communities.
YPF only supports projects affiliated with YUST and PUST. These include YUST, PUST, and the Children Feeding Program.
Donations can be made through PayPal or Venmo:
- PayPal donations can be made online at www.give.yustpust.org
- Venmo donations can be made through the Venmo App by sending funds to @yustpust. Please be sure to include your email address in the transaction memo to receive a tax deductible receipt.
*Due to the current geopolitical climate and banking obstacles, we are unable to accept check and credit card donations at this time. Thank you for not letting this limitation prevent you from supporting our programs!
For PayPal donations, donors can indicate the purpose of their gift by going to www.give.yustpust.org and making a donation on a specific project page. For Venmo donations, donors can include the purpose of their gift in the transaction’s memo.
Note: Contributions are solicited with the understanding that YPF has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds, in compliance with IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization regulations. YPF will make every effort to honor gifts preferenced to support particular projects, but the final decision on the use of all funds rests with the organization.
Yes, all donations made by U.S. citizens are tax-deductible. YPF is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Illinois and has been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™. These standards pertain to financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance, and ethical fundraising. Being an accredited member of the ECFA means that YPF has proven itself to be an organization that operates with integrity and accountability. For more information, please watch this video or visit ECFA’s website.
Yes, YPF may withhold up to 2% of faculty donations and 10-15% of other designated donations. These withholdings help cover our essential operating costs and allow us to continue effectively supporting YUST, PUST, and the Children Feeding Program.
Faculty members are made administrators of their personal project pages on our online donation platform. This administrative access allows them to view the complete donation history of their projects in real time.
Under current sanctions, we are only allowed to support PUST with humanitarian aid items, namely food and clothing. Given the delicate nature of our work, we are careful to fully comply with all US rules and regulations pertaining to the region. At present, our efforts are focused on raising funds for PUST’s greatest singular food need – rice.