There are many charity organizations who provide services to the people of Kenya. If you are looking to donate to one of these charities, you may find yourself wondering which one you should make a donation to. Taking the time to learn about the charity will help you determine if it is reputable and if it is a charity you would like to support. Here are a few of the factors you should look for when you are considering making a donation to a Kenyan non profit charity.
What Services the Charity Provides
There are many different Kenyan charities and many provide different types of services. Some focus solely on providing healthcare and immunizations to children and others work to provide healthcare to all Kenyans. Some focus on dental needs within a community, while others look to come in and build new schools or improve education. Job training and providing food and water are also services various charities may provide. Before you donate to any one charity, take the time to really learn about the charity and what services they are providing and then select a charity that provides a service that speaks to you.
What Types of Donations the Charity Accepts
Another important factor to consider when you are selecting a non profit charity to support is what type of donations the charity accepts. Some Kenyan non profit charities may accept donations such as blankets, water, school supplies or building materials. Other non profits may only accept monetary donations. Consider what you have to give and then find a charity the accepts the type of donation that you wish to make.
If the Company is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Charity
The last factor you should consider when you are looking to make a donation to a Kenyan non profit charity is whether the company is registered as a 501(c)3 non profit charity in the United States. If they are not registered as this type of charity, your donation is not tax deductible. Those who are registered as a 501(c)3 non profit charity have gone through a screening process to ensure they are a legitimate charity. In addition to not being tax deductible, you may be supporting a for-profit company or your donation may not be going where it should if the company is not registered as a 501(c)3 non profit charity.
Before you make a donation to a Kenyan non profit charity, always take the time to learn what services the charity provides, what types of donations the charity accepts and whether the company is registered as a 501(c)3 non profit charity. Taking the time to consider all of these factors will help you decide which non profit charity you wish to support.