Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a donation online?

Online donations to MGF missionaries and projects can be made using any major credit card, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover as well as electronic checks. To make a donation, click on the donate button on the side of this form.  After you select the missionary or project you would like to donate to, you will be taken to the ContinueToGive website to complete the transaction.

Who does MGF use to process credit card donations?

MGF uses Continue To Give to process online donations. For more information regarding Continue to Give, please visit their website by clicking on their logo.

How do I know I can trust MGF with a donation?

MGF is a member in good standing with the ECFA. 

ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trustthrough adherence to seven Standars of Responsible Stewardship. Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fund-raising and board governance. Members include Christian ministries, denominations, churches, educational institutions and other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Collectively, these organizations represent more than $15 billion in annual revenue.

ECFA’s Standards of Responsible Stewardship focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fund-raising, and proper use of charity resources.

Please contact the ECFA for more information.

How much of my donation goes to the missionary or project?

MGF uses 10% of the moneys receipted for administration expenses. This pays part of the costs of providing services to the missionary and supporting partners. These include receiving and managing gifts for their support, helping with income tax filings, recruiting and shepherding missionaries, helping with governmental requirements and the list goes on. Due to a special gift to MGF, the 10% administrative expense has been covered in full for the past few years allowing 100% of donation to go directly to the missionary. 

Does my donation go directly to the missionary?

Although MGF strives to use the money as to the preference indicated, Missionary Gospel Fellowship does have complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.

Are there service fees with my donation?

Donations made online through are charged a processing fee. Continue to Give charges approximately 3% of your gift in service fees on all credit card processed gifts. This is deducted directly from the online donation. Donations not made through the online credit card processing are not charged a fee.

Is my credit card information secure?

Yes. MGF uses Continue to Give, to process all online transactions. MGF does not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties. We distribute peronsally identifiable information about you within MGF only to the extent necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which you have provided the information. For more information please see our privacy policy.

How do I notify MGF of a change of address?

Please call (209) 634-8575 the office or complete the contact form with your new information.

How does MGF acknowledge my gift?

MGF mails or emails a receipt to each donor for each gift. If you have not received acknowledgment of your donation, please contact the MGF office.

How do I send my gift if I have misplaced my receipt?

Send your check and a short note, or use our downloadable Mail Donation Form, indicating you have misplaced your receipt. Please indicate your name, address, and the missionary’s name and/or project that you desire to support. If you know your donor number from a prior receipt, please include it on your current check and/or note.

How can I keep a record of the amount I have contributed?

Your statement will include a line item for your monthly gift with a a donation total and a year-to-date total. Online donations will receive an email donation form. If you would prefer this mailed, please complete the Mail Donation Form.

Can I receive an end of year giving information?

MGF will send a summary of the previous year’s donation to our individual partners by the end of January. This report will include everything necessary to qualify as a substantiation of your deductible contributions for Federal tax purposes.