About Shining Hope Foundation

Tax Deductible Donations

It depends where you are based and which tax regulations apply for cross-border donations.

Cross-Border Donations

Data Protection

Who is Shining Hope Foundation?

Shining Hope Foundation asbl is a nonprofit organization originally founded by Luxembourg residents in the United Kingdom in 2010. It is is registered as Shining Hope Foundation asbl since October 16, 2017 as charity RCS n° F11570 with a registered office at 29 rue de Reckenthal 2410 Strassen, Luxembourg. The charity strives to operate efficiently and to minimize fundraising and administrative costs. To maximize the impact of each donation, we only raise funds over the Internet.

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How does Shining Hope work?

Shining Hope Foundation provides grants for carefully selected projects across the world, which help transform people’s lives and protect the environment. We support one project at a time, providing funds over a period of three years, to ensure maximum impact and long term sustainability. 100% of the donations we receive go towards our life-changing projects and our accounts are audited annually by Jackson & Jackson.

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What are our values?

Here you can learn more about the values that guide Shining Hope Foundation.

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How do we select partners?

Here you can learn more about the way in which Shining Hope selects its partners.

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I am a donor based in the United States. Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. American donors can support the Shining Hope Foundation in a tax-efficient way through a donation to the “American Friends of Shining Hope Foundation”, established at the King Baudouin Foundation United States. We do not incur expenses associated with accounting, legal counselling or filing annual tax returns.

Because KBFUS is a 501(c)(3) public charity, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions. KBFUS will send to each donor contributing $250 or more an acknowledgement of his/her donation, as requested by U.S. tax law.

KBFUS is a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity whose office is based at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY10020. The charity is associated with the Brussels-based King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), named after Belgium’s late king and a founding member of the European Foundation Center.

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I am a donor from another country of the world. Is my donation tax-deductible?

It depends on the tax regulations that are in place in your country.

In Europe several countries have introduced tax-effective giving to public-benefit organization. Actually these countries are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. For more information go to http://www.givingineurope.org

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Can I make a donation from every country in the world?

Yes. If you wish to support the Shining Hope Foundation, here is how to proceed:

You can make a single or monthly donation online by credit card on our website in the DONATE section, or on JustGiving.

Shining Hope Foundation has partnered with Network for Good, an organization that facilitates online credit card donation for thousands of American charities. Online donations are fully secure and because Network for Good is a 501(c)3 public charity, donors may reclaim the maximum tax benefits allowed by US tax law for their contribution. Please note that your credit card statement will list “Network for Good” as the beneficiary.

Network for Good will then transfer your donation to the “American Friends of Shining Hope Foundation”, established at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KFBUS).

As required by the IRS, Network for Good has exclusive legal control over donations to our donor-advised fund. All donations are final and may not be refunded.

You can make a gift by cheque.

Write your check to KBFUS, write “American Friends of Shining Hope Foundation” in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

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Are my personal data protected?

Our privacy policy explains in detail our commitment to the protection of your personal data. We will always treat your personal information with respect, as well as handling it in accordance with the law. Read more about your data protection in our privacy policy.

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