Thank you for your interest in giving to FOCUS. To make an online credit card or EFT donation, please submit the secure form below.
Thank you for your interest in giving to FOCUS. When giving by mail, please fill out this form and send it to the address below along with your gift. This form can be used to make a one-time or monthly gift by check, EFT, or credit card. Please be sure to include your preferred designation.
FOCUS PO Box 1027 New Canaan, CT 06840
Thank you for your interest in giving stock to FOCUS. Before initiating the transfer of a stock donation, please complete the gift intention form below with your contact information, gift designation, and the specifics of your stock gift. Without notification, FOCUS is unable to identify the donor and allocate gifts properly. Upon submission of this form, you will be provided with the FOCUS account and DTC information. If you have any questions or are unable to submit the form below, please contact the Development Office at 203-972-3408 or [email protected]
Company Matching Gifts
The following companies match charitable contributions to FOCUS made by their employees:
Bank of America
Gray Holdings, LLC
Lone Pine Capital, LLC
Wiley Rein LLP
Additionally, if your employer matches donations through Benevity, you can designate FOCUS as your recipient. Check with your employer to determine if gift matching is offered.
These gifts allow you to remember or honor someone special, while making a difference in the lives of students who participate in FOCUS. Your gift will be gratefully acknowledged with a note sent to the family.
Other Gift Types
For additional information about gifts in-kind, wire transfers, planned and estate declarations, and gifts to the FOCUS Endowment Fund, please contact a member of our Development Team at 203-972-3408 or [email protected].
Local Area Ministries
Unrestricted gifts to FOCUS Area Ministries enable local staff to invest in students through individual relationships, programs, and events.
"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.”
Graham & Chloe (Downe) Wells
“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.
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?