Our goal is to maintain a firm policy of full transparency in our finances, especially in how the organization uses the donations that it receives each year.
Annual Reports and Newsletters
- Annual Reports
Accountability and Transparency
Please learn more about our organizational policies by viewing the files below.
Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of each and every one of our donors. This responsibility is taken with seriousness and the utmost gratitude for your support of our work. For the sake of transparency and your continued trust, it is our commitment to inform you of the ways that your personal and financial information is collected and used. This policy applies to all information collected via written, verbal and electronic means.
We will never sell, rent, trade or exchange donor information regardless of the means by which it was acquired. In cases where a request for donor information is received from an outside source, the donor will be immediately notified and the information may be shared, but only after receiving the express written permission of the donor in question. Additionally, we will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
Offline Information Collected
During donor registration for giving campaigns or during the processing of monetary donations, we may collect information from the donor in written form or via phone call. In these instances, we may collect the donor’s name, street address, phone number, email address, an affiliated church name and/or other types of personal information. We may also collect donor banking or credit card payment information if required. At no time do we request or store sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers.
At any time, donors can remove themselves from our printed mailing list by calling our office and requesting removal. For notifications and updates received via email, donors can remove themselves from our email list by unsubscribing at the bottom of the email. This action only needs to be taken once by the donor.
When donors fill out forms on our website, we may collect the following types of information:
- Contact information which may include your name, street address, phone number, and email address
- Payment information which may include your credit card information to process payment.
- Information that you submit or post. If you post content, apply to volunteer or request information, we will collect the information you provide to us and pass it to the appropriate responder.
- Other information: If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you are using. We track which sections of the site visitors visit the most, and the average time visitors spend on our pages.
We may use some of the information collected as disclosed and described here.
- To respond to your requests or questions: we may use your information to give you information about upcoming events or specific volunteer needs.
- To look at site trends and visitor interests, we may use your information to make website or program improvements.
- To promote us and our website: unless we tell you otherwise, we might send you notices of special promotions or events. We might tell you about new website features.
- To communicate with you about your account or our relationship, we may contact you to tell you about changes to this Policy or our website terms.
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Donor Bill of Rights
Our organization is committed to ensuring the highest standards of ethics and transparency with respect to our donors. As such, we recognize the following donor rights and hold ourselves accountable to each and every one.
- To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
- To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.