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Financial Donation FAQs

There are many ways that you can contribute and help give at-risk teen boys the opportunity to turn their lives around. Below are some answers to common questions about financial giving. If you still have questions, please contact us.

How will my cash donation be used?

Your cash gift allows Rawhide to provide effective programs, services, job training, and education, as well as food, clothing, and on-site housing to the boys. Rawhide, Inc. is a non-profit, educational, charitable organization incorporated under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations of cash qualify as a tax deduction.

How much of my donation is actually used to benefit the youth?

Rawhide is committed to wise stewardship (Whistleblower Policy) of the gifts provided by our partners and a policy to remain debt-free (2017 Financial Statements). No funds are paid out on interest for mortgage or other debt. 84% of each dollar you give goes directly to our youth programs. Only 16% of funds are used for administration and fund-raising. Rawhide appreciates the sacrifice and commitment of donor partners. View our latest 990 tax returns. Learn more about how our funds are used.

Can I request that my cash donation be used for a specific purpose or project?

Yes. Each year Rawhide has various operational and capital projects. There are also many funds established where funds support a specific area, such as the Bret Starr Memorial Fund which allows Rawhide to assist deserving alumni with various needs, and our Tuition Assistance Program which offers families with limited resources the opportunity to send their at-risk son to Rawhide. If you wish to have your donation used for a specific purpose or project, simply indicate your desires when you make your donation.

Are there other giving alternatives such as planned giving?

Yes, there are many options available including memorials and endowments and estate giving. If you have questions about planned giving options, please feel free to contact us for a private discussion about your options.

Can I visit Rawhide to see how my donation will be used?

Absolutely! Visitors are always welcome between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Group tours are also available, please call 920-982-6100 for more information.