Donors to a charity may designate or “restrict” the use of their donations to a particular purpose or project. An example is a gift in response to a specific emergency or program. “Unrestricted” funds are donations the nonprofit may use for any purpose.
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- Can I choose a specific program or country to support?
- Would Direct Relief redirect my contribution for a particular emergency or location for another purpose if it were considered “excess?”
- If I make a donation to a particular emergency or for a particular location, such as Hurricane Harvey or Puerto Rico, does Direct Relief ensure it is spent for that purpose?
- What are Restricted Donations?