Financial Questions

What’s included in my trip cost?

Miami Training: Hotel and Meals (when applicable) International airfare (from Miami) Transportation Lodging 3 Daily Meals Ministry Supplies Adventure Day Excursions

What additional expenses occur?

Travel to Miami (Roundtrip from hometown) Travel Medical Insurance ($2.45 per day) Souvenirs Personal Medication Medical Expenses Vaccinations Visa/Passport Expenses

How do I collect donations?

You can add your own money or fundraise through donors. RIM offers 3 ways to give: 1) Online with credit/debit cards here. 2) Online with credit/debit cards through an individual participant’s Public Profile URL. This platform allows fundraising via social media (better than GoFundMe). 3) Checks payable to Real Impact Missions mailed to PO Box 1532, Gainesville, GA 30503. Do NOT write participant’s name on the check; include a separate note.

How can I view my fundraising?

RIM provides each participant with an online account that shows money paid/raised and forms due/received. Access this here. PROCESSING TIMES:
Typically gifts appear in your online account within 2 business days once the donation arrives at RIM Headquarters. Occasionally near fundraising deadlines, volume delays may occur. Gifts given through Public Profile URLs are processed in real time and appear instantly.

Are donations tax-deductible?

YES! Most donations made by individuals and for-profit businesses are tax-deductible because RIM is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All financial activity is filed annually on Form 990 corporate federal return. Donors will receive a tax receipt in January of the year following their donation(s) if they gave $100 or more in one calendar year. Tax receipts for lesser amounts are available upon request at 1-800-774-6746.

Are refunds available?

Per IRS tax regulations for non-profits, RIM is unable to offer refunds in any situation. Excess funds may remain in your account for one year to use on a future mission trip. Afterwards, they remain with the project and are spent on ministry. If you drop, the same is true, but expenses already incurred will be deducted. Drops within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of their funds.