My Joyful Heart is recognized as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and donations to our charity are tax deductible. We do not receive any state or federal funding; we are funded solely through sponsorship of children, corporate gifts, fundraising events, donation drives, and private donations. Whether the gifts we receive are large or small, we are determined to make every dollar count and we are grateful for the trust and sacrifice of every supporter.
We look to the Lord to direct us in our work; He is the heart of our organization. We are committed to be good stewards of the resources we receive and when you give hope to the children, you can be sure your gift will be used for the purpose in which it is intended.
Since we were founded in 2002, we have been financially accountable to our donors and to the children we serve. Our staff members receive modest salaries and until 2015, we operated our charity from a variety of donated warehouse spaces. In fact, 95% of all donations received went toward program costs that directly impacted the children enrolled in our program.
Although our new ministry center is adding to operating costs, it remains our financial goal to follow standards of excellence. Click here to visit the Illinois Attorney General’s Charitable Database to view our financial documents.