Answers To Your Questions
From the Kuyper annual fund to helpful foundations to IRS and CRA information, we want to help you understand and take advantage of the many helpful options and organizations available to you.
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund impacts the education of every Kuyper College student. Tuition doesn’t cover the full cost of a Kuyper education. So, we count on the support of alumni and friends as well as private foundations and corporations to help “fill the gap” between tuition revenue and annual operating expenses.
Simply put, support for the Annual Fund provides Kuyper the opportunity to educate all who want the benefit of Christian education.
I thought tuition covered everything?
A Kuyper education would be beyond the reach of many students served by the College if we charged enough to cover the total tuition expense. The board of trustees is committed to educating all students who value and desire a Kuyper education, not just those who can afford to pay full tuition costs.
Who benefits from the Annual Fund?
The entire Kuyper College community benefits from gifts to the Annual Fund. These gifts allow us to provide:
- Affordable tuition for all students
- Additional scholarship support for deserving students
- Academic programs that integrate faith and learning
- Outstanding faculty
- Extra-curricular programs, including ongoing campus activities, intramural programs, and student leadership groups
- Acquisitions and resources for the Zondervan Library
- Continuing education opportunities for faculty
- A safe, spacious, and contemporary campus
Why is it important that I give to the Annual Fund?
Your charitable support, no matter the amount, influences and transforms lives in our community, state, country, and the world. Gifts to the annual fund help Kuyper enhance its programs, recruit and retain exceptional faculty, and provide a multitude of resources that make a Kuyper education comprehensive and valuable. Remember that our alumni are serving in over 50 countries around the globe.
What is the National Christian Foundation?
Kuyper College has partnered with the West Michigan office of the National Christian Foundation to provide our donors free and confidential legal advice regarding all forms of planned giving. Get your questions answered, or review options to save on taxes while leaving more for family and your favorite charitable organization(s) by emailing email@example.com or calling 616.957.4372.
What is the Barnabas Foundation?
Kuyper College is a member of the Barnabas Foundation. Free and confidential legal advice regarding planned giving may be obtained by emailing Steve Baker, director of planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him at 616 956-1232.
Find useful United States IRS Information - Helpful Links to Forms and Publications
Forms and Instructions:
Special IRS Publication 1771 – Charitable Contributions:
Substantiation and disclosure requirements explain the federal law for organizations such as charities and churches that receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and for taxpayers who make contributions.
The Internal Revenue Service “Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations,” IRS Publication 1828, explains the benefits and responsibilities under the federal tax system of churches and other religious organizations. Topics include tax-exempt status and jeopardizing same, issues of unrelated business income and political campaign involvement, and many more.
Find useful Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Information
According to CRA guidelines for gifts made to a prescribed university outside of Canada, your gift to Kuyper College is tax-deductible. Kuyper College gift receipts have been designed to comply with current CRA guidelines. Visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca for a list of prescribed universities outside of Canada and for more information on CRA policies regarding tax-deductible giving.