FAQs

  1. 100%: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

    From the start, we decided that every donation should go straight to the people in our programs. We’re serious when we say 100%. A group of private donors pays for everything including the PayPal and credit card transaction fees we incur anytime you donate online. This is to ensure that every single dollar you give goes straight to the people we help.
  2. GIVING: HOW DO I DONATE?

    ONLINE:

    Donating online is our easiest option. You can donate using any major credit card. All international donations made on the Of Home, Family and Future website will be converted to USD. Take care when filling out billing and shipping information; PayPal has a highly sensitive automatic fraud alert system, and it picks up any inconsistencies in these subjects.

    There are different options for giving online. See them here.

    Security for online donations: We use PayPal, the largest online global payment processor, to securely process all online donations. Don’t worry; you don’t need an account with them to donate to Of Home, Family and Future. And we’ll never share your information with anyone.

    BY CHECK:

    Send checks (we don’t advise cash) for general donations to our New York office at:

    Of Home, Family and Future, Inc.
    9 East 8th Street, Suite 135
    New York, NY 10003

    If you’re donating in honor of someone, or want to direct your donation to something specific, please write this in the memo of your check.

    INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS:

    Only donations from within the U.S. are tax-deductible. For USD money orders, please collect donations in your currency, then mail a USD money order to:

    Of Home, Family and Future, Inc.
    9 East 8th Street, Suite 135
    New York, NY 10003

    MONEY ORDERS:

    Should be made payable to Of Home, Family and Future. At this time, we don’t accept foreign checks; however, international banks can and will make checks out in USD for you, if you go in and ask. You can then mail us that check, using our address listed above.

    TAX-DEDUCTIBILITY:

    Of Home, Family and Future is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, so all donations made directly to the organization are tax-deductible. Our audited financials as well as our 501(c)(3) exemption can be found online here. Our 501(c)(3) document may not be provided to any sponsors or donors on our behalf without our written consent. If you’re looking for our 990 information, please email info@ofhome.org

    TAX RECEIPTS:

    Receipts for online donations may take up to 24 hours to process and email to you. Be on the lookout for yours; tax receipt emails sometimes find their way into junk mail folders. If you don’t get your receipt within 12 hours, please let us know and we’ll gladly reissue you another one. Offline donors receive a formal tax receipt in the mail within four weeks after their donation has been processed. Again, if you don’t get your receipt within that time, just let us know and we’ll resend it.

  3. DO YOU ACCEPT DONATIONS FROM A COMPANY’S “MATCHING GIFT” PROGRAM?

    Yes, we absolutely accept matching gifts and are happy to complete the “matching gifts” form.
  4. WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?

    If you donate to the Domestic Violence Initiative, this is what your money goes towards: childcare and summercamp for the kids, cellphone and plan, computer and internet access, education, job training and transportation for the moms.

    If you donate to the Educational Mentoring Program, this is what your money goes towards: Computer and internet access, books and other college course-related material such as special computer programs, tutoring, transportation home, cell phone and cell phone plan, counseling.

    If you want your donation to go where it is most needed at the time, don't designate either program.

  5. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

    We're always looking for mentors for our students and volunteers who can offer their time to help fundraise, raise awareness, and add content to our site. Interested? Sign up here.
  6. DO YOU HAVE PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE OR LOCAL?

    Our programs are local: Families and students typically living in New York City, and students attending colleges within New York State.
  7. WHO FUNDS YOU?

    • Over the years, our grantors and corporate contributors have included:
    • The Harry and Carol Goodman Estate
    • Hedge Funds Care
    • Macy’s Foundation
    • Maple Row Partners
    • SHG Planning
    • Seymour Science, LLC
    • Alexander E & O Group, LLC
    • Greenberg, Trager, & Herbst, LLP
    • Rothbard & Sinchuk, LLC
    • Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse & Hirschtritt, LLP
    • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
    • Vanguard Charitable Endowment
    • GEMS Investment Research
    • Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
    • Allstate Foundation
    • Avon Products Foundation