Tax-Deductibility of Contributions
Under Internal Revenue Service laws, all ministry gifts to
IPM are tax-deductible for people in the USA. This includes
all missionary support and project gifts, and support for the
General Fund of the mission.
Personal gifts to IPM missionaries are not tax-deductible.
Gifts which are not tax-deductible include: Christmas gifts;
birthday gifts; anniversary gifts; etc. If the gift is purely
personal in nature and is not intended to be used towards the
missionary’s salary and or ministry expenses, it is NOT tax-deductible by law. In this case IPM will issue a non-tax-deductible
The "Where Needed Most" Fund
Today the greatest need in the IPM office is to add postage to
the postage meter. Yesterday we had to purchase a supply of
paper. Next week we may receive a call from one of our
missionaries who has a special, urgent need. At the end of the
month one of our staff members who is under-supported may
need a financial boost in his or her support account. Every two
weeks our secretary and bookkeeper must be paid. Twice a year
our automobile insurance is due. Once each year we receive the
bill for workmen’s compensation insurance, fire insurance, and
Nearly every week there are financial challenges that cannot be
met using gifts designated for the work of our missionaries.
Unlike many mission boards, IPM does not withhold a
percentage of the missionary’s support to cover administrative
and general expenses. Only undesignated and general gifts are
used for these purposes. As the mission has grown in recent
years, the need for undesignated giving has increased. Recently
the IPM Board has had to make the difficult decision to slow our
growth until more support is being received that can be used
“Where Needed Most.”
IPM has established a fund to receive “Where Needed Most”
gifts from churches and individuals. When you write out a
support check to IPM there is no need to ask yourself, “I wonder
what IPM’s greatest need is at this time?” When you give to the
“Where Needed Most” fund of IPM, you can be assured that
your gift will be available to meet whatever need is current and most pressing.
Churches are encouraged to include IPM “Where Needed Most”
giving in their monthly budget. Churches that support one or
more IPM missionaries might simply add $50 or $100 for the
“Where Needed Most” fund along with each monthly support
Individuals and Christian families may also give to the IPM
“Where Needed Most” fund. (Please do so over and above your
local church responsibility.) Your “Where Needed Most” gift to the work of IPM will help to assure that God’s work can continue uninterrupted and that many unseen and unannounced needs can be met. Decisions regarding the use of monies from the “Where Needed Most” fund are made by the President, Dr. Kevin M. Callahan.
IPM does not withhold a percentage of support from its
missionaries in order to cover administrative costs. The mission
depends upon God’s people to meet the needs for such things as
office utilities, postage, maintenance, insurance, office
equipment, and secretarial payroll.
We encourage all churches and individuals who support an
IPM missionary to also support the General Fund. Donors need
not write two checks. Any contribution check can be split among
several designations, including the General Fund. We wish to
express our sincere thanks to all who give on a monthly basis to
the IPM General Fund.
Gifts by Check or Money Order
Contributions to IPM are usually made by check or money
order. Checks should be in US Dollars and be made payable
to “IPM, Inc.” Mail your check or money order to 100 Spring Ave.,
Hanover, PA 17331-2717.
Gifts by Credit Card and Web Banking
IPM now accepts contributions by credit card. Please click on the button below to go to our secure donation web page. Thanks again for your support.
Please call or e-mail the Finance Administrator for answers to other
questions regarding giving to IPM:
(The following is undergoing testing and should only be used
if specifically instructed.)
New Online Donation Tool: Online Express