At Cross Catholic Outreach, we pledge to be fully accountable to donors for the use of funds – respecting the donor’s intent in the use of their gifts – and we will provide complete documentation to donors who support this work of mercy. In a spirit of gratitude for the sacrifices they make, we treat donors as full partners in this ministry, praying regularly for their need.
Cross Catholic Outreach pledges to be fully accountable to donors for the use of funds — respecting the donors’ intent in the use of their gifts — and we will provide complete documentation to those who support this work of mercy. In a spirit of gratitude for the sacrifices donors make, we treat them as full partners in this ministry, praying regularly for their needs.
All proceeds are restricted to the specific project for which they are raised. In the rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the poor.
We are committed to keeping our administrative costs low and maintaining high standards of accountability and ethics. We recognize that our witness to the Lord is undermined if we do not treat one another, our donors, our vendors, and other persons or organizations with honesty and respect.
We recognize that how we conduct our ministry is just as important as what we accomplish, because in all that we do or say, whether among the poor or among ourselves, we should do all for the glory of God.
We pledge to remain centered on our Lord, Jesus Christ, and we will seek to manifest H is love and follow His teachings in all we do. We pledge truthfulness in our communication with donors. We pledge to be fiscally responsible and cost-effective, and we will keep overhead as low as possible as a means to provide more to the poor we serve.
Our annual report offers only a snapshot of the many ways we were able to serve the poorest of the poor with the help of our generous Catholic donors. We pray you are blessed as you see how God took heartbreaking situations and used humble vessels like us to turn them around with Christlike love.
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc., is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under IRC § 501(c)(3). Our principal office is:
Contributions to Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc., are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Requests for copies of recent financial statements or other information may be directed to Compliance Officer at the address and telephone number listed above.
As part of our sacred trust to wisely use our donor’s gifts, we monitor the activities of our ministry partners and require those who receive our cash grants or in-kind donations (food, medicine, etc.) to report their activities and results on a regular basis.
Partners that receive large grants are required to submit multiple reports each year, while partners receiving smaller grants (typically $6,000 and under) must provide reports annually. In addition, our international project officers make site visits at least once a year to evaluate project partners.
Partners who receive goods in kind of a lower dollar value are visited approximately every three years. Through this exacting process, we gather data, track the progress of the projects, build case studies on results, and celebrate the spiritual awakening that is achieved as we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ among families that previously knew nothing but the daily struggle for survival.
We aim to provide not only quantity but also quality and to match donations with the ministries that have the need and the capacity to use them, so that every gift has the maximum impact on the poor.
For example, to ensure that in-kind donations are used wisely and effectively, we only accept truly useful items (typically preapproved by an overseas partner) and require the overseas ministries to submit feedback reports on each shipment.
Through this proactive, thoughtful approach to working with our ministry partners, it is our goal to empower the Church’s social outreaches all over the world, growing and improving the impact of the dedicated priests, sisters and Catholic lay leaders working “in the trenches” for the benefit and blessing of the poor.