give the gift of refuge.
Donate to AsylumConnect to help LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. identify and access human needs resources in their new home.
how to Donate to asylumconnect
AsylumConnect operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Social Good Fund (EIN: 46-1323531), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations to AsylumConnect are tax-deductible. There are currently two ways to donate to AsylumConnect:
Donate by Check
- Make check payable to: "Social Good Fund."
- *Please make sure to write "AsylumConnect" in the memo section of the check. If you are donating by check, we also recommend that you email Shane, our Director of Finance (at: firstname.lastname@example.org) to notify us of your contribution to our initiative.
- Please mail your check directly to our fiscal sponsor at:
PO Box 5473
Richmond, CA 94805
Click on the button below and follow the instructions to easily make a tax-deductible donation to AsylumConnect today!
Thank you so much!
Your donation will help us to connect LGBTQ asylum seekers with human needs resources in their U.S. city. If you have any questions, please email Shane, AsylumConnect Director of Finance, at: email@example.com.
how we use contributions
The AsylumConnect team uses donations to: 1) expedite the technical development of the AsylumConnect catalog, 2) market and promote our catalog to ensure our target users are aware of our lifesaving informational resource as we scale to additional cities across the U.S., and 3) fund organizational expenses and increase our organizational sustainability. Please see below for examples.
Expediting the technical development of the AsylumConnect catalog: Donations allow us to continue to improve our catalog's functionality, user design and experience. Your generous contribution will help the AsylumConnect catalog reach its full potential.
Marketing and promotion of the AsylumConnect catalog: Marketing and promotion of our catalog is vital to help ensure that LGBTQ asylum seekers and service providers are aware of our lifesaving informational resource. Our marketing efforts, include: purchasing online and print advertisements (with a focus on local ads in our operating catalog cities), ordering and shipping printed promotional materials (pocket handouts for distribution by local providers to their LGBTQ asylum clients, etc.), PPC online advertising (Google AdWords, targeted social media ads, etc.), and implementing search engine optimization (SEO) strategies.
- Increasing our organizational capacity and sustainability: We also use donations to fund recurring monthly organizational expenses (our fiscal sponsor’s administrative fee, email accounts for select AsylumConnect team members, catalog hosting costs, etc.) as well as recurring annual organizational expenses (website subscription, domain subscriptions, survey subscription to collect voluntary user feedback, etc.). Additionally, donations allow us to represent and deliver presentations on AsylumConnect at key conferences to boost our advocacy efforts and pitch our cause to potential investors. Lastly, donations move us closer to achieving the necessary capacity to file for independent 501c3 status and hire full-time staff to run AsylumConnect's day-to-day operations.
To learn more about how AsylumConnect uses contributions, check out our 2015-2016 Annual Report below.