Local Area Ministries
Unrestricted gifts to FOCUS Area Ministries enable local staff to invest in students through individual relationships, programs, and events.
Donate to a Local Area Ministry:
Unrestricted gifts to FOCUS National Ministry support our National Programs, the Study Center on Martha’s Vineyard, staff management, and administrative resources for all FOCUS areas.
Gifts to area scholarship funds enable FOCUS students to attend National Programs.
"From weekly meetings and weekend events, to ski trips or a change of scenery during the summer on Martha’s Vineyard, the entire FOCUS experience is dedicated to enriching the lives of students. We will continue to support FOCUS in all the ways we can, in order to help it fulfill its mission.”
“I support FOCUS because its staff cares deeply that students would learn about Jesus and walk with Him their entire lives. I am immensely grateful for the men and women, both FOCUS staff and volunteers, who invested in me from middle school to high school to college, and even continue today.”
“Throughout middle and high school, FOCUS had a major impact on my faith – providing mentors and friends around the country who, even to this day, continue to ask the tough questions when I need to hear them. I give monthly, because I support the mission of FOCUS and its staff.”
Why Give to FOCUS
Your generous support enables FOCUS to serve 3,000 students from nearly 200 independent schools, through our eleven Area Ministries and more than a dozen National Programs.
How is FOCUS funded?
FOCUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded through the donations of individuals, churches, foundations, and businesses. The majority of support for the ministry of FOCUS is provided by donations by individuals.
In addition, to offset a portion of the cost of hosting overnight programs, FOCUS receives program fees for registered students. These fees are sometimes covered by scholarship donations.
How are my donations used by FOCUS?
There are a number of ways you can support FOCUS. The most common contributions are unrestricted gifts to FOCUS to be used where needed most and gifts to support specific FOCUS Area Ministries.
Contributions to specific FOCUS Area Ministries will be used first to fund the operating costs of the local area ministry, including costs associated with providing programs and administrative services at the national level, and excess funds may be reallocated to support other area ministries, or particular initiatives and continuing efforts of the ministry as a whole, at the discretion of the Area Sponsoring Committee and Area Director.
FOCUS will not sell, trade, or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. FOCUS will only share personal information if a donor has given FOCUS specific permission to do so.
Where can I access the organization’s Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements?
PO Box 1027
New Canaan, CT 06840
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