Is my donation to CSi tax-deductible?
Yes. All donations to Compassion Services International are gifts to the United States for exclusively public purposes within the meaning of section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code and are deductible as charitable contributions under section 170(a). After a donation has is received, a thank you letter will be sent, stating the amount of the donation, this will serve as your tax document. The name on the tax receipt will match the name underwhich the donation was submitted.
Compassion Service International's tax identification number is
Will I get a receipt to use for my taxes?
Yes. After receipt of your donation, a thank you letter or email will be send to the donor. At the end of the year we send out Tax Donations letters that can be used as your receipt and will indigate the amount of donation made to Compassion Services International.
I want to make a donation in honor of/in memory of someone. Is this possible?
Yes. If you are donating online, please allocate "I wish to donate in honor or memory of someone" on the donation. If you are going to mail a check, you may include this information on the donation form. If you are donating over the phone, you can provide this information. If you would like CSi to send a letter to the person (or family of the person) whom you are honoring, please include their name, address, and any message you would like to share.
Are there other ways to donate other than online?
Although donating online is the fastest way for volunteer projects to get funded, you may also donate by mail or over the phone.
You can send a check to:
Compassion Services International
PO Box 14
Saint Charles, MO 63302
Please make checks payable to "Compassion Services International" and complete this donation form. Please also note the volunteer's name or fund name in the memo section of the check.
Call the Compassion Services International office at 636-724-0328 to donate. We can accept debit and credit card donations over the phone.
I would like to donate, but I don't live in the United States. How can I donate?
The easiest way to donate from outside the United States is on our website. Online donations are available with credit card payment. In limited circumstances, you may encounter issues with address verification. If this happens, you can donate by mail or over the phone.
How do I make a bequest to Compassion Services International?
If you wish to include Compassion Services International as a beneficiary in your will we recommend that you add, "Compassion Services International, agency of the United States government." As CSi enters and leaves countries periodically, and as the sectors in which CSi volunteers serve change, we recommend that bequests be as general as possible (e.g., supporting volunteering projects"). If you wish to specify in which sector or country you would like your bequest to help, we recommend that you include language to allow for any possible changes in CSi programming. For example, "If my bequest cannot be used to support the specific project I have identified, I authorize CSi to use the bequest for other activities that further the mission of CSi."
If you have any additional questions about bequests, please email us at MLavoi@compassionservices.org or call our office at 812-239-9750.
To make a secure donation online with a credit or debit card, select the 'Make a Donation' button below or use this link. Your Monthly gift will allow us to allocate finances to drastic needs.