Giving: Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Are my gifts tax-deductible?
A.  Donations for missionary support, global projects, and the Mobilization Services Network are tax deductible. According to IRS guidelines, such gifts remain under the discretion and control of Encompass. 

Q.  What percentage of my gift goes directly to the missionary or project? 
A. Eighty-nine percent. The other 11 percent is used to offset the administrative costs for the mission.

Q.  How are Encompass missionaries paid?
A.  Encompass is a faith-based mission. The majority of its personnel depend on the Lord for provision by raising 100% of their support. Teams of churches and individuals partner together with each missionary to provide their necessary prayer support, salary, and work expenses.

Q.  Are there fees related to credit card transactions?
A.  Yes. Credit card companies ask for approximately three (3) percent of every transaction. You will be given the option to pay these fees at the time you make a credit card gift. Otherwise, this fee is charged to missionary support.

Q:  How do I set up a recurring Credit Card payment?
A:  This option is available when you make a credit card gift online. You may also call Jennifer Glasgow at 678-992-5313 x18 for assistance.

Q.  How do I sign up for Automatic Withdrawals?
A. We encourage regular donors to take advantage of the convenience of Automatic Withdrawals (EFT) from their bank checking/savings account. EFT processing has no fees. Download the form here. The completed form can be mailed to “Encompass World Partners, PO Box 620067, Atlanta, GA 30362” (attaching a voided check is appreciated but not required), or you may wish to scan a completed form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q.  Can I give directly to Encompass without giving to a specific missionary or project? 
A.  Yes. We rely on undesignated giving to offset some of the administrative costs of the mission.

Q.  How do I make a gift “in memory of” or “in honor of” someone? 
A.  Simply download a certificate that can be presented to this person or their family member in their honor.  Click here to download a free certificate for your loved one. Questions? Email Jennifer Glasgow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ways to Give

1. Automatic Withdrawal (EFT): For secure, streamline giving, sign up today to have monthly gifts automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. Click here to download the form.

2. Give Online: Give now through a secure online donation. Please do not email us sensitive credit card information.

3. Give by Phone:  Call 678-992-5313 ext. 18 to make a credit card contribution by phone. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

4. Give by Check: Please make checks payable to"Encompass World Partners", and mail to our secure lockbox at: Encompass World Partners, PO Box 3298, Monument, CO 80132-3290

5. Make a Commitment: Be a valuable part of a missionary team by committing to give regular gifts. Let us know about your commitment.

6. Planned Giving: Encompass has partnered with PhilanthroCorp, a prominent Christ-centered estate planning firm, to provide free web tools to assist you in this important endeavor. Click here to learn more.

7. Giving Appreciated Stock: Give to the ministry and receive a significant tax advantage by making gifts of appreciated securities. Click here to learn more.

8. IRA Rollover: Turn an IRA into funding for ministry. Click here to learn how.

9. Giving Non-Cash Gifts: This gift can free you of unneeded property and support Encompass. Click here to learn more.

10. STEER: in partnership with donors, ranchers and farmers are able to support missionaries and ministries with no cash outlay and no risk, raising dedicated livestock and crops for world missions.  Click here to learn more.

11. Giving to Receive Income (Charitable Gift Annuity): Receive a guaranteed payment for life and a charitable income tax deduction –while helping an Encompass ministry. Click here to learn how.

12. Shopping Online: Use our Amazon links, or shop through GoodShop, and a percentage of your purchase price goes to our Global Ministries Fund. Also, we have gathered a list of recommended resources in one place. If you purchase these resources through this link, you are supporting mission!