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Mission & Projects FAQs

Get answers to FAQs related to End Poverty Now's mission, projects, volunteer opportunities, donation options, ongoing initiatives, and ways to stay connected.

Our mission is to empower leaders to break the cycle of poverty and decrease human suffering by addressing root causes. We advocate for systemic change, provide access to resources, education, & opportunities. We strive to create a future where every human being can thrive with dignity & equality of opportunity. Visit our about us page to learn about our mission and organization.

We are always excited to hear about people who want to get involved. We often have volunteering or interning opportunities, including:

Remote Opportunities

  1. Accounting
  2. Legal
  3. Marketing
  4. Administrative & Backoffice Operations
  5. Consulting & Mentoring

Local Opportunities

  1. Helping Build/Repair Homes In Impoverished Communities
  2. Feeding & Caring For Residents At Homeless Shelters
  3. Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling
  4. General Labor Such As Demo/Cleanup

Opportunities Abroad

  1. Orphanages
  2. Farms
  3. Schools

Please reach out to see if opportunities are available to help out based on your skillset or interests by visiting our volunteer signup page.

We specialize in receiving hard-to-sell assets such as real estate, aircraft, vehicles, and boats. We also welcome direct financial contributions in the form of one-time gifts or recurring contributions based on your preferred frequency and amount.

For any noncash donations, please either call us or visit our contact us page. Someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

Some of the projects and initiatives we're currently working on:

  1. Preventing the abuse of women and children.
  2. Helping Americans who are on welfare transition to financial independence.
  3. Providing college funding to the children of American veterans.
  4. Operating a foster care project in Uganda.
  5. Helping to prevent child-trafficking in Kenya.

We update our donors via their preferred communication channels on how their contributions have made an impact.

Please submit your contact information on our contact us form or give us a call at 844-472-5384. We would love to stay connected over email or text messages depending on your preferences.

We're also planning on creating regular blog posts to keep donors and supporters up-to-date.

We currently operate in all 50 states in the USA, as well as Liberia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda.

We received our IRS 501(c)3 determination letter in 2014 granting us nonprofit status.

We love when people see the work we do. Trips are fully customizable and planned around your schedule and objectives.

Learn about extreme poverty and what we do to combat it all while getting a unique cultural experience. We also try to incorporate side excursions to see local natural and historical sites.

Our most interesting projects to visit:

  1. An award-winning orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya (with a side excursion to take a safari on a large nature preserve).
  2. A vocational school in Lagos, Liberia that trains impoverished people to become self-sufficient (with an excursion to see traditional villages).
  3. Leadership development initiatives in Nigeria and Uganda that are transforming community leaders across the country (with side excursions to see a nature preserve).

For more information on taking a trip to visit the work we are funding, please contact us.

Often large nonprofits are not set up to handle donations of real estate and other hard-to-sell assets. Additionally, we can deploy our capital at a higher rate of benefit. While the Red Cross spends 2.7B per year, our nonprofit stretches every dollar for absolute maximum impact.

Our favorite example is that for about $4,000 we were able to pay for a life-saving surgery for Clara, the leader of an orphanage in Kenya. The benefit to the children of having a stable upbringing and the benefit to the society to have 60 good citizens instead of 60 radically traumatized youth is an astounding return.

Or the $10,000 we spent on data and speaker fees for 17 Zoom training sessions for 75 NGO leaders in Africa to increase their leadership potential and that of the thousands they serve.

Often nonprofit founders build an organization based on what they think is a new idea. They fail to realize at the outset that in this huge world, there are often hundreds of other people who have already built a complete organization doing this same “new” idea.

We believe in skipping reinventing the wheel and finding the people who already built an organization and helping them to accomplish more. This is even more efficient than merging nonprofits to reduce overhead.

We focus on leaders as they control the culture of the organization and their community. We believe a healthier perspective reduces hurdles and thereby doubles productivity throughout the entire organization.

Accountability FAQs

Discover the tangible impact of our nonprofit organization, our commitment to transparency, financial accountability, success stories, and avenues for feedback and reporting. Learn how your contribution can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by poverty.

Here is a copy of a high-level look at our expenses and income. If you scroll down you will see that information in more detail.

A few of our top highlights over the years:

  1. We educated 30 children in Rwanda.
  2. We have supported Cincinnati Works for about 7 years.
  3. We trained 1,200 coffee farmers on best practices.
  4. Helped millions of people struggling with poverty through the training we have provided to relief workers and nonprofit leaders.

Through our financial support and leadership development efforts, we have impacted nonprofit organizations with annual budgets of over $800M/year. We like to think that even if each organization is only 1% better as a result, that is a large residual impact.

Transparency and accountability are foundational principles that guide our every action. We maintain clear and open communication channels with our donors, stakeholders, and the communities we serve to ensure transparency in our operations and decision-making processes. We adhere to rigorous financial oversight and reporting standards, providing detailed and accessible information about how funds are utilized and allocated. Our organization is committed to regularly evaluating and assessing our programs' effectiveness, ensuring that resources are maximized and impact is achieved. Through these measures, we strive to uphold the trust and confidence of our supporters and donors while making a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve.

We'd love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and suggestions about our charity, our mission, or our website.

  1. How are we doing?
  2. What can we do better?
  3. What should we focus on to maximize our impact?

By all means, please contact us with any thoughts and feedback. We will consider it when evaluating our mission, everyday operations, and strategies to combat poverty going forward.

The American nonprofits we support have a very accessible track-record. Our African work generally flows through highly-recommended heads of local institutions or service programs such as an orphanage. Often the primary humanitarian institution in the areas where we work are outgrowths of local faith-groups. Their leaders are accepted and valued by their community and are plugged into the other institutions, whether schools or government.

Some of the nonprofits we have helped fund or partnered with include World Vision, VFW, Unicef, Feeding America, Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center, Save The Children, Meals on Wheels, Heifer International, Global Impact Outreach, Giving DuPage, Cincinnati Works, American Cancer Society, Altruist Accelerator, and We Encourage.

Let’s consider two charities. Charity A receives only cash contributions. They deposit this money into their bank and begin helping people.

Charity B has an asset donation model similar to End Poverty Now. They receive an asset donation, in this case, a house that is valued at $25,000.

Before recognizing the revenue in their books, the charity must pay for an appraisal, cover legal fees, closing costs, and taxes, and often pay contractors to secure access and make repairs.

At the end of the day, Charity B is typically left with about 60% of that $25,000 asset donation.

Besides these external costs, we have our internal staff that manages the property analysis, prepares listing forms, negotiates offers, and pushes through often complex closings. We also have a robust accounting department for the extra receipts created by handling such donations. We also have the other normal costs such as IT, phones, website development, and computers similar to Charity A. We estimate about 100 hours goes into each donation. On a cash donation, none of these costs would exist. It is a very different model than just asking people for cash donations.

Another interesting element from this hard-to-sell assets model is that most of our donations come in during December. So it might appear we brought in a lot of revenue one year, but it usually the start of a very long road of managing, negotiating, sometimes legal battles to turn this “revenue” into money we can use to further our mission.

99% of our funding comes from donations of hard-to-sell assets such as real estate, airplanes, vehicles, and boats.

Our top paid individual had a salary of $72,000 in 2021. Our significant others often say, you are definitely not in it for the personal income.

Since our salaries and office expenses are covered by other donors, your donation will go 100% to projects (after direct handling costs such as real estate taxes and closing costs).

Donations FAQs

Find essential information about donating to our nonprofit organization, including details on the types of donations we accept, the donation process, and how your contributions can make a difference in combating poverty.

We specialize in donations of hard-to-sell assets such as real estate, aircraft, vehicles, and boats. We also accept cash donations in the form of one-time gifts or recurring contributions based on your frequency preferences.

All cash and asset donations made to End Poverty Now are tax deductible and we will provide all necessary documentation and a receipt to claim your tax deduction with the IRS.

The processing time for donations of the most complex assets, such as real estate properties, can vary depending on factors such as the urgency of the donor and the specific circumstances of the donation. In some cases, the entire process, from the initial donation inquiry to the completion of the transfer of ownership, can be expedited and completed within as little as 24 hours. Our team is committed to providing efficient and responsive service to meet the needs and timelines of our donors, ensuring a smooth and timely donation experience.

We understand the importance of expediting the process for donors who have urgent needs or time constraints, and we strive to accommodate their requests to the best of our ability while maintaining the integrity and thoroughness of our donation procedures. Rest assured, whether your donation requires expedited processing or follows a standard timeline, our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and support throughout the entire donation process.

Closing costs and appraisal costs are entirely paid for by End Poverty Now. If there is a broker involved, we are happy to pay their commission as well.

We accept property in all conditions. We pride ourselves on being very flexible and easy to deal with when it comes to physical repairs or title issues. If it will help the charity, we are not afraid of some damage or deferred maintenance.

Yes, End Poverty Now, Inc. is a 501c3, exempt nonprofit, with an expertise in all kinds of real estate donations. We accept donations of single-family homes, multi-family homes, mobile homes, raw land, apartments, buildings, condos, farms, commercial, and industrial properties. Our 501c3 status means that you will receive a tax deduction for your gift to our charity.

Our streamlined process focuses on getting you the tax deduction you need in a quick, professional manner.

  1. The first step is to contact us and we will get the basic property details to initiate the process.
  2. Next, our team will review the property details which usually takes less than five minutes and we can give approval of your donation over the phone.
  3. Once approved, we will begin the appraisal process and guide you through the closing process. We handle all of the paperwork ensuring a hassle free, no cost experience for you.
  4. After the donation is complete, we will provide you with all necessary documentation and a receipt for your tax deduction with the IRS.

We warmly welcome donations from individuals and entities regardless of their geographic location. Whether you reside in the United States or abroad, your contributions play a vital role in supporting our mission and making a positive impact in the communities we serve. We deeply appreciate the generosity of donors from all regions of the world, as their support enables us to continue our work and address pressing needs globally. By embracing a diverse donor base, we can harness a wide range of resources and perspectives to effectively tackle challenges and create meaningful change to reduce human suffering. Rest assured that regardless of where you are located, your donation will be valued and utilized to make a difference in the lives of those most in need.

By donating to End Poverty Now, you will qualify for a tax deduction aligned with your property's current appraised value, while also enjoying exemption from capital gains tax. We handle all appraisal, transfer, and closing costs. Furthermore, you'll be relieved of the financial burdens associated with property maintenance, repairs, and operational expenses.

Additionally, the proceeds generated from the sale of your donation benefit our IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and are used to support our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and decreasing human suffering.

Tax Deductions FAQs

From understanding the eligibility criteria for deductions to clarifying the process of claiming deductions, we provide clear guidance to ensure your generosity has a meaningful impact while maximizing your tax benefits.

Yes, End Poverty Now Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations made to our organization are tax deductible and we will provide all of the necessary documentation and a receipt for you to claim your tax deduction with the IRS.

While we are not tax advisors, a simple way to think of it is that the IRS lets you deduct the value of the property as of the day we receive the deed. There are some situations where the IRS makes the donor reduce the amount of the deduction. For example, if the tax on the sale of the property would have been at the short-term capital gains rate. If the property has been depreciated off, the deduction is equal to the fair market value with no long-term capital gain taxes.

A tax deduction can be claimed in the year the action was taken. So, generally, the deduction can be taken in/for the year that we receive the deed. The IRS has some limits to the percent of your total income that can be deducted in a given year, but the remainder can be carried forward 5 additional years.

We are allowed to send a receipt for tax deduction purposes once the donation has been completed. For example, when a deed has been received, we can issue the tax deduction receipt for the donated real estate. Cash donations via our website will generate a receipt within 24 hours.

The IRS requires that the value be determined by a qualified and independent appraiser if the claimed value is over $5,000. End Poverty Now will cover all appraisal and closing costs to provide a hassle-free experience for you.

If the value is under $5,000, many donors utilize area comparables to determine their property market value.

In general the time and services you provide as a volunteer for End Poverty Now are not eligible for a tax deduction. The IRS does not allow deductions for the value of volunteer time, even if the services you provide would typically be compensated if performed by a paid professional.

However, there are some instances where you may be able to deduct certain expenses related to volunteering.

For example, if you incur expenses directly related to your volunteer work that are not reimbursed by us, you may be able to deduct them as charitable contributions. This could include expenses such as transportation (such as mileage or public transportation costs), supplies, and other out-of-pocket expenses directly related to your volunteer work.

To qualify for these deductions, the expenses must be unreimbursed, directly connected with the volunteer services, and incurred only because of the services you provided as a volunteer. Additionally, you must itemize your deductions on your tax return to claim these expenses, rather than taking the standard deduction.

It's important to keep detailed records of any expenses you incur while volunteering, including receipts and documentation of the volunteer work performed, to support your deduction claims in case of an audit. Additionally, it's always a good idea to consult with a tax professional or accountant to ensure you understand the tax implications of your volunteer work and are properly documenting any potential deductions.

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