Giving FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions-Giving

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Where can I mail a check?

Please mail to Vessels of Mercy International,12081 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23238

 Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. Vessels of Mercy International is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 Will I receive a receipt?

Yes. For contributions sent by mail, you will receive a paper receipt.  Please feel free to contact the Donor Relations team with questions at

How can I support a specific area of the world or a particular kind of outreach?

Vessels of Mercy Intl.  programs enable you to invest specifically in the region or outreach most meaningful to you. If you are making a one-time donation, we encourage you to give to the Greatest Need Fund, as Vessels of Mercy International deploys its resources in a manner that will be most effective in assisting the needs of those suffering around the world. However, if you have a specific interest in the work of one of our projects, you can direct your gift to a particular region by including a note with your contribution, writing a notation on the memo line of your check, or writing in the comments section on the Give Page.

How can I help raise money for Vessels of Mercy International?

Whether you would like to hold a concert, a car wash, or a similar fundraising endeavor, we have prepared a fundraising section filled with useful ideas and materials.

 Where do you get your funding?

Vessels of Mercy International is funded by individuals, foundations, and churches

 How do I ensure you are investing my support wisely?

An outside accounting firm conducts an annual audit of Vessels of Mercy International. Also, an all-volunteer Board of Directors sets policies and procedures and monitors the budget and expenditures. Vessels of Mercy International is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau for Charitable organizations and has earned the Gold Seal of Transparency with Guidestar – to ensure further that Vessels of Mercy International is a good steward of the resources entrusted to us. You may also view recent financial documents on our Web site.

What is the federal taxpayer ID number for Vessels of Mercy International?

The EIN, or federal taxpayer identification number, for Vessels of Mercy International, is 03-0404068.

How do I obtain a copy of Vessels of Mercy International’s W-9 or 501(c)3 letter?

You may easily obtain these documents by sending an e-mail to

Does Vessels of Mercy International participate in the CFC program?

Yes, Vessels of Mercy Intl. participates in the Combined Federal Campaign. The CFC number for Vessels of Mercy International is #48926.

 How do I update the amount of my monthly gift?

Please feel free to send your updated amount to You will receive a  confirmation via e-mail.

 How do I cancel my monthly gift?

Please feel free to cancel by emailing You will receive a confirmation via e-mail.

How do I change the credit card or bank account for my monthly gift?

Please feel free to reach Vessels of Mercy International’s Donor Relations team at 804-740-4575 from 9:00 to 5:30 Eastern, Monday through Friday.