FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Why donate to the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF)?
The primary objective of EDTF is to finance people-focused social and economic development projects. The Fund aims to finance projects that meet critical needs selected based on their potential to make the highest positive impact on Ethiopian people in-need. Areas of critical needs include health, education, water and sanitation facilities, habilitation and rehabilitation of persons with disability, agricultural development, technology, small scale entrepreneurship and other income and employment generating projects.
More information on the mission and objectives can be found on the EDTF. Website home page under About Us.
EDTF has already awarded its first grant to successful applicants. Twenty two projects worth 152 million Ethiopian Birr (about USD 4.66 million) are to receive EDTF funding. For more information, please refer to the EDTF website Home Page EthiopiaTrustFund.org, as well as, the Press Release under the Updates section of the website.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, your donation is tax deductible since EDTF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as shown publicly on the EDTF homepage and under Legal Documents
The information you need for tax deduction is on the receipt.
You can download your receipt on the EDTF website (www.ethiopiatrustfund.org) following the steps below. You can also update your payment information and manage your account.
Click on Sign in link from the top of the page
Enter your username and password. The username is typically your email address
Click on “View Receipt”
If you are set up to make recurring donation, you will see a “Manage Subscriptions” link at the bottom.
Please note that the employer you work for may match your donation. Please follow your employer’s policy on corporate matching to submit your donation receipt.
What is the best way to contact EDTF?
For general information, the best way to contact EDTF is via email at [email protected].
For donation related questions, it is preferred that you send us your email at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can call us at 1-888-829-0027. Please contact us before contacting your bank for donation issues requiring resolution so it can be resolved swiftly and EDTF also avoids penalty fees.
For information related to Chapter formation or involvement contact us at [email protected].
You can also find the contact information on the EDTF website under About Us
Please note that EDTF volunteers who give there own personal time respond to your inquiry. We appreciate your patience as none of us are EDTF employees.