Give by Mail
Please make your check payable to: International Teams
Attn: Receipting Dept
411 W River Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
For more information, contact us by calling 800.323.0428 or 847.429.0900 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (Central Time) Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting the ministry of International Teams.
Give by Phone
Call 800.323.0428 or 847.429.0900 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (Central Time) Monday through Friday to give by eCheck (bank debit) or credit card.
Thank you for supporting the ministry of International Teams.
It's easy to give securities to International Teams. We can accept bonds or shares of stock. We advise you to talk with your tax advisor before giving your gift to make sure that you understand your personal tax situation. Your broker can transfer the stock or bonds to our Charles Schwab account. Here's the information you will need to complete the transfer:
Account name: International Teams
Account number: 4634-7145
DTC number: 0164
EIN number: 36-6069820
Broker: Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
1701 East Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Please call us at 847-429-0900 or 800.323.0428 to let us know that you've transferred securities. You can also reach us via email at email@example.com. Include:
- The name of the stock and number of shares transferred.
- Preference as to donation purpose (field staff or project name, or Core Integrated Fund).
After the transaction is complete we will send you a letter acknowledging your gift that can be used for tax reporting purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does ITeams believe about giving?
International Teams is funded by the generous financial partnership of individuals, churches and foundations. As stewards of God’s resources, we believe in treating the supporters of this ministry as partners, friends and team members. We carefully and ethically handle the gifts entrusted to us by maintaining appropriate systems of accountability and by seeking to maximize their intended use. We are a charter member of the ECFA.
In more than 60 countries of the world opportunities exist to support individuals and families serving with International Teams. Donors may support the ministries of International Teams in a variety of ways.
Are my gifts tax deductible?
Generally, yes. Since ITeams is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, your donations to ITeams are tax deductible. However, personal gifts given directly to our field staff are not tax deductible.
Can ITeams accept gifts from outside of the United States?
We are able to receive a gift from anywhere in the world if it is made using a credit card that we accept. However, we can issue a tax receipt for United States tax purposes only. For this reason, if you reside in a country where we have a sister organization, you may donate through them.
How can I get more financial information about ITeams?
What about financial accountability?
ITeams is a charter member of the ECFA, and abides by all its strict requirements. An independent certified auditor conducts a full audit of our books every year. An independent Board of Directors conducts a budget approval process and review of finances annually. ITeams complies with all federal, state, and IRS regulations, submitting a 990 form annually. ITeams maintains the highest possible charity ratings with GuideStar and Charity Navigator.
What happens with the financial support that’s raised? Where does it go?
Donors make tax-deductible gifts to ITeams for the ministry of International Teams. For long-term workers, donations are allocated to the worker in the form of one-time set up costs and a monthly salary. For short-term and mid-term workers, those donations are allocated to the worker in the form of a monthly stipend. In conjunction with our HR/Finance Department, each worker/worker family that serves with International Teams creates an individualized budget that is determined by the location of service, the type of ministry, the housing and transportation needs, etc. of each worker or worker family. Based on this approved budget, the worker receives a salary (stipend if short-term or mid-term) to cover the aforementioned expenses. A portion (15%) of the financial support that has been donated is allocated to a general ministry fund called the Global Service Fund (GSF). These funds are designed to contribute towards the administration of the global ministries of International Teams. The worker is responsible for raising the full budget amount before leaving for the field. International Teams is a member of the ECFA. Please contact our Finance Department at 847-429-0900 if you have further questions.
How can I discontinue my automatic giving arrangement with ITeams?
Please call us at 847.429.0900 or request this by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to let us know the effective date of your request.
How can I make changes to my automatic giving arrangement with ITeams?
There may be situations whereby your bank account changes, your credit card expires, or you wish to alter the amount you are giving. Any of these can be communicated by calling us at 847.429.0900. Certain information can be shared via email (email@example.com); however, we suggest that you do not include account numbers via email for security reasons. If you have been notified that your monthly giving was suspended for any reason, please be prepared to advise us if we should make up the months that were missed.
Integrity is part of International Teams' culture. In fact it's one of our four values. In the area of financial integrity, we have diligently worked to obtain the highest ratings available from GuideStar and Charity Navigator so that publicly available information is accurate and transparent about our activities. We are also a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). We adhere to the ECFA’s Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship and Donor's Bill of Rights. As a charter member, since 1980 we have upheld these high standards continuously. In addition, each year our Board of Directors reviews the results of our financial statement audit which is performed by an independent auditing firm.
Donor Privacy and Information Security
Your privacy is important to International Teams. Our Privacy and Information Security Policy discloses the information practices for iteams.us and iteams.org, and its affiliated websites, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.