Where does the money I donate towards the Freedom Fund actually go?
Because of the intentionality of Word Made Flesh to listen to the needs of our neighbors each field looks quite different. The Freedom Fund is distributed to different field accounts based on their need and opportunities. Each field has a program director and local board that will supervise distribution of funds. Different Freedom Fund projects may include: education efforts for women affected by the sex trade, scholarship for children who otherwise could not attend school, new buildings to house afterschool programs, gardens to help feed communities, and business initiatives created for local revenue. Annual reports with specific details of where the Freedom Fund is going will be made available at the end of each year.
How is the Freedom Fund money distributed?
Part of the leadership of Word Made Flesh is a group called Covenant Council. The Covenant Council is made up of people around the world from each field. Many of the members of the council are local leaders in their WMF field. The Covenant Council aims to meet every six weeks. At each meeting they go over the Freedom Fund and look at the overall needs and hopes of the communities and distribute funding where they deem it best. Annual reports with specific details of where the Freedom Fund is going will be made available at the end of each year.
We talked to some of our fields around the world and we talked with you. From our fields, we learned if we were to monthly sponsor one individual from their community it would cost around $35-$50. We also talked with some of our current supporters and learned that $40 was the easiest amount to commit to. So… we listened and decided to launch our Freedom Fund campaign and ask for $40 a month. If you can give more or less per month you can specify that under the donate feature on the website.
I’ve heard many non-profits have hidden administration fees- do you have those?
Thirteen percent of donations coming in for the Freedom Fund go towards general administration expenses. Without this thirteen percent our US office couldn’t run and wouldn’t be able to serve our fields around the world. Thank you for your support!
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