We are thrilled to announce that Human and Hope Association Inc. is now a DGR endorsed charity!
Since 2014, we have been offering tax-deductibility to our wonderful donors through our fiscal sponsor, World Relief Australia. This relationship opened up so many doors for us, and enabled us to raise crucial funds for community development programs in Cambodia. We are grateful to WRA for their belief in our projects and advocacy for a local approach to development. They have been a key player in ensuring we could grow our charity. Our agreement with WRA will finish at the end of 2020.
What Does This Mean?
Now that we are officially endorsed as a DGR charity, ALL donations over $2 that are received by Human and Hope are tax-deductible! The fee charged to our Association will be greatly reduced from 10% fee to 3.25%. This means your donation can have an even greater impact!
We are processing donations through GiveNow. This platform will provide you with automated receipts every time your donation is processed, so you will no longer need to wait for a donation summary at the end of the financial year. There is also the option to cover the 3.25% platform fee, should you be in the position to.
How Did This Come About?
Applying for DGR endorsement is not an easy process, especially for Australian charities that support programs overseas. This process was driven by the wonderful lawyers at Maddocks Canberra, who took our case on probono. They have spent months ensuring our governance, policies and processes were in tip-top shape, so we were able to submit a comprehensive application to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC). We will be forever grateful to Katherine, Caroline, Tara and Ebony for their passion, professionalism and perseverance.
We also must give kudos to the ACNC who have provided us with timely, clear and detailed communication throughout this whole process.
Now that we have our own DGR endorsement, the possibilities are endless! We are able to apply for a wider range of grants, accept donations through our website, present our yearly financials in a clearer manner and offer receipts for cash donations. We are going to focus on ramping up our Monthly Champion program, which provides us with consistent donations that will enable us to support our program partner HHA Cambodia address the pressing needs of their community.