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?
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?