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HelpArgentina is a nonprofit that allows international donors to identify and support high impact nonprofits in Argentina.

Our goal is to strengthen the nonprofits working to create social change in Argentina, increase confidence in the nonprofit sector and promote the culture of giving among Argentines.

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F.A.Q.

GENERAL
How does HelpArgentina select its Member Organizations?
What are your requirements and evaluation process for Member Organizations?

What types of fees are involved?
What is HelpArgentina’s privacy policy for donations?

FOR INDIVIDUAL DONORS

How can I choose an organization that is right for me?
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Will I receive a receipt for the donation I make?
Why do I have to register to donate?
What are the methods of payment?
Is there a minimum contribution?
Can I make my donation as a gift or in honor of someone?
How is my donation delivered to the organization I selected?
Can I donate to organizations that are not members of HelpArgentina?
I live in Argentina, can I donate through HelpArgentina?
I want to start a fundraising campaign for a project. - Does HA offer services that can help me?
What is a Social Fund?
Does HelpArgentina accept matching contributions from employers?

FOR COMPANIES & INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
What type of corporate philanthropy services does HelpArgentina offer?
What type of services does HelpArgentina offer for International Foundations?

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GENERAL

How does HelpArgentina select its Member Organizations?
HelpArgentina is focused on increasing confidence among donors and facilitating international fundraising efforts. HelpArgentina works with those organizations that meet its requirements for transparency and best practice and that want to expand their resource development activities abroad.

What are the requirements and evaluation process for Member Organizations?
Organizations that are approved as members of HelpArgentina must:
•    Meet with the requirements as defined by the US Internal Revenue Service as being organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes (“Equivalent” to a 501(c)(3) organization).  The organization must also furnish a periodic accounting to show that funds were expended for the approved purposes.
•    Be legally constituted as a non-profit organization in Argentina and comply with all legal and tax argentine regulations.

What types of fees are involved?

HelpArgentina offers a highly efficient infrastructure for processing international donations.   For donations made to HelpArgentina’s Member Organizations HelpArgentina deducts 3rd party transaction costs (credit card fees, bank fees, Argentine international transaction taxes) that equal a 2% and then a 5% HelpArgentina fee.

For donations made to organizations that are not members of HelpArgentina’s network there is a 6.5% HelpArgentina fee, since these organizations have to be reviewed to qualify as a recipient for international donations.

HelpArgentina perform the transaction every two months if the organization has received at least USD 300 in its favor at the time of transfer.

Lastly, for the administration of projects and grants the fee is determined in accordance with the particular situation (investment, complexity, geographic location, etc).

What is Help Argentina’s privacy policy for donations?
We maintain total confidentiality regarding to the identity of donors if a donor indicates that they would not like to make their support public.  During the donation process you have the option of selecting whether you would like your identity made public to your desired donation recipient.

 

FOR INDIVIDUAL DONORS
How can I choose an organization that is right for me?
Just click here to browse through over 80 Argentine social organizations, programs, and projects to choose the one that's right for you and donate online in minutes!

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. As a not for profit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, all donations are tax deductible to US residents to the extent provided under U.S. tax law.

Individuals should contact their accountant or financial advisors about their personal tax situation.

Do I receive a receipt for the donation I make?
Yes. HelpArgentina will provide you with a donation receipt by email which can then be presented to the IRS with your tax returns.

Why do I have to register to donate?
In order to insure the security of our system we ask that all donors create a log-in on the HelpArgentina website. The process takes just a minute and it protects you and it protects us.

What are the methods of payment?
The HelpArgentina channel facilitates easy, secure and smart donations online. You can donate directly on our website by credit card, PayPal and GoogleCheckout.  You can also donate by check, money order, bank transfer/deposit, or donate securities, by selecting the recipient(s) on our website and then following the easy instructions that will be e-mailed to you to complete your donation. For more information, click here.

Is there a minimum contribution?
There is no minimum donation.

Can I make my donation as a gift or in honor of someone?
Absolutely! Simply provide their name and email at checkout so we can notify them.

How is my donation delivered to the organization I selected?
Donations made via HelpArgentina are deposited to our secure U.S. bank account and are disbursed every two months to the corresponding beneficiary organizations in Argentina. Processing donations in bulk allows HelpArgentina to leverage economies of scale in order to minimize the high international bank transfer fees levied.

HelpArgentina pools the contributions from each donor. If the organization has not yet reached $300, funds are disbursed once it has reached that amount.

Can I donate to organizations that are not members through HelpArgentina?
Yes! HelpArgentina can help you donate to Argentine social organizations outside our network.  Please, contact us at comunidad@helpargentina.org for more information tailored to your specific request.

I live in Argentina, Can I donate through HelpArgentina?
Anyone can take advantage of HelpArgentina’s secure efficient donation platform, but only US residents can receive tax advantages. US citizens residing in Argentina can make a difference in their adopted country and receive a US tax deduction. Residents of any country can make donations via HelpArgentina but donations can only be accepted in dollars.

I want to start a fundraising campaign for a project - Does HelpArgentina offer services that can help me?
HelpArgentina can help you to organize a fundraising campaign in a number of ways depending on your concept and particular needs. For more information, please contact us at comunidad@helpargentina.org.

What is a Social Fund?

Social Funds provide a unique way to support different organizations and projects in Argentina by involving other people and pooling donation funds to maximize your impact.  With a minimum donation, you can establish a Social Fund through HelpArgentina to be published on our website, allowing friends and others opportunity to donate online and giving your Fund greater visibility and growth potential. Additionally, HelpArgentina will provide as much, or as little, administrative support as you require for the management of the Fund, with all decisions regarding the beneficiary organizations and causes left to your discretion.  For more information follow this link.

Does HelpArgentina accept matching contributions from employers?

Matching donations are a great way to multiply the impact of your donation. If you need information to assure that HelpArgentina is registered with your employeer to receive matching donations, please contact us at comunidad@helpargentina.org for information tailored to your specific request.

 

FOR COMPANIES & INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
What type of corporate philanthropy services does HelpArgentina offer?
HelpArgentina uses its deep knowledge of the argentine social sector to collaborate with businesses to increase the impact of their social investments and to optimize the returns to the company. We can help a client:
•    Identify projects that align with a business’ strengths and strategic objectives
•    Select high impact nonprofit organizations that know how to work with a private sector partner
•    Develop strategic community investment plans and policies
•    Gain access to and improve interactions with key stakeholders in the social sector
•    Develop and implement innovative programs to encourage employee participation in community investment activities

What type of services does HelpArgentina offer for International Foundations?
HelpArgentina’s detailed knowledge of the argentine social sector and experience with argentine regulatory environment can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of making grants in Argentina.
•    Our expertise and extensive network of contacts make it easier to identify potential grant recipients
•    We can provide due diligence and equivalency evaluation for local nonprofits
•    We offer grant management, fiscal agency and reporting services on grants

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