Sponsoring a Cultivate Trainee
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring one of our trainees! Cultivate works with local leaders from across the globe, people with a vision & a passion for making their communities stronger, healthier, and more resilient. We know that local leaders are the best people to take on community development efforts, and we exist in order to support their efforts and assist them to find sustainability & stability.
We support people from all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. They want to do something charitable for their own community, and we support them to reach their vision.
Please fill out the form below to give a scholarship using a credit or debit card. Know that our website and donation processing are up to the highest standards of security and privacy. Got a question, please contact us.
You can also submit your payment using American checks or money orders, made out to Cultivate. Mail your payment to:
17341 Idlewood Court
Lakeville, MN 55044
(please make sure to include a note designating your contribution to your chosen trainee)
Is Cultivate a registered nonprofit organization in the USA?
Yes. Cultivate is registered with the IRS (EIN 81-2626013).
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Unfortunately, no. Because of IRS regulations, contributions that specifically benefit an individual cannot be tax-deductible, such as a contribution towards someone's application fee. Your contribution is still so needed though! Without your help, this trainee may not be able to participate in our program. Though we offer scholarships, they are based on financial need and the availability of funds, so it is not guaranteed that all applicants can receive a scholarship.
What if I really want my contribution to be tax-deductible?
You can make a donation towards our scholarship fund! Though we cannot guarantee that your friend or family member will be awarded a scholarship, your donation will only be used to award scholarships to applicants with the most need. Because of this, per IRS regulations, your donation will be tax-deductible. To make a tax-deductible donation towards our scholarship fund, please give here.
What happens if a trainee drops out of the program?
If a trainee drops out of our program at any time, your contribution towards their application fee is not refundable. Funds will instead be used to award scholarships to other applicants.
What happens if a trainee applicant receives more than the full application fee in sponsorships?
If they receive contributions that exceed the full application fee, those funds will be used to provide scholarships to other trainees. Because of IRS regulations, we cannot give trainees those funds and we cannot return those funds to the contributor.
Got another question?
Contact us and we'd be happy to chat with you about your questions and options.
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