Frequently asked questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES DIRECTLY TO JENSUE?

We are a volunteer run Foundation. 100% of what you contribute goes directly to benefit Jensue or the programs you choose to donate to. Nominal consulting fees are paid directly by our Founder so Jensue can receive 100% of your donation. Few organizations do this, that’s how committed we are to Jensue and the money you trust us with.

THE FOUNDATION IS BASED IN THE USA, HOW DOES IT MANAGE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS IN JENSUE?

To date, we have had the success we have because of the people in Jensue. While the organization and it’s board are based in the US, the people who do the day to day work, are trusted volunteers in Jensue. The are long time Jensue residents and work hard to make sure that Jensue is transformed into a thriving modern village.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED FOUNDATION?

YES. Agyemoah Foundation is a registered public 501(c)(3) organization. You can verify this information at: www.charitynavigator.com, the number one organization that verifies non-profits organizations.

ARE YOU ABLE TO SEND ME CORRESPONDENCE IN WRITING ?

Yes we can. Let us know how best you communicate, and we are happy to communicate that way.

WHAT IS YOUR MISSION AND VISION ?

Our mission and vision are grand. We are taking small steps towards achieving the vision and diligently working at the mission. Visit: https://www.agyemoah.org/about-us/ to learn more.

VOLUNTEER QUESTIONS

I CAN'T TRAVEL TO GHANA, CAN I STILL VOLUNTEER ?

Absolutely. Our work site is based in Ghana, but the operation are managed from the USA. We need volunteers who can also assist us to write grants, research grants, manage social media, help with logistics, source school donations and everything else in between. Get in contact with us to discuss your skills and how you can make impact.

DO I HAVE TO COMMIT TO A SET SCHEDULE ?

NO, you do not have to. We however ask that you fully complete any tasks or assignments given to you. For example, if you sign up to assist with writing a grant, we ask that you be available from the initial process to writing a report about the grant. Don’t hesitate to talk with us if you have any questions.

I'M INTERESTED IN DAY OF EVENT VOLUNTEERING ONLY. WHAT EVENT CAN I SIGN UP FOR ?

We encourage you to still sign up and leave your contact information with us. This way, we can get in contact with you when an event is scheduled. Sign up here: https://www.agyemoah.org/volunteer/

IS MY VOLUNTEER TIME TAX DEDUCTIBLE ?

It depends. We suggest you consult with a Lawyer. Usually the cost of travel is deductible, but the work itself is not. Most people find this cost fits within their standard deduction. If you itemize your deductions, then we suggest you consult a tax lawyer. We are happy to write letters that support your volunteer work with us.

HOW CAN I JOIN YOUR BOARD ?

Thank you for your interest in joining our Board! Please get in contact with us to discuss.

DONATIONS QUESTIONS

I HEAR THAT MOST NON-PROFITS SPEND MONEY ON OVERHEAD. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF MY DONATION WILL GO TO OVERHEAD COSTS?

99% of the money you give to Agyemoah Foundation goes directly to Jensue. The other 1% goes toward contract services. Compared with other non-profits, this is extremely admirable and astute of Agyemoah Foundation.

I WANT TO HELP, BUT DON'T HAVE MONEY. ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO GIVE?

Absolutely! While monetary donations go a long way, there are so many other ways you can give. We appreciate the gift of your time, skills and goodwill. Please contact us today to discuss ways you can use your skills to help Jensue.

CAN I TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR FINANCIALS?

Yes you can. We welcome any questions regarding the use of your donations and believe in full transparency in all matters pertaining to the Foundation. As a registered 501 (C) 3 organization, we adhere to all rules and regulations governing the running of a non-profit entity.

HOW IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTED?

Jacob Agyemang, our Founder has worked in the technology field for over 10 years and understands the importance of securing personal information. The Foundation processes all donations via a third party – PayPal and Visa, so your records are with those trusted organizations and not in the Foundation’s database.

Become a Volunteer

I CAN'T GO TO JENSUE, HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

You can help us raise money for any one of the projects we are funding. Fundraising can seem intimidating, but with Facebook and other online channels, fundraising is easily managed. You can also donate towards a specific project. Check out our “Get Involved” page to see how you can be a force for Jensue.

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