Guidelines for Supporting Religious Institutions

Religion and religious organizations play an important role in many communities across Asia. Recognizing this, Give2Asia and its donors regularly support faith-based institutions based in and working in Asia. When making grants to these types of organizations, Give2Asia adheres to guidelines adopted by our Board of Trustees that stipulate that grants must be used for charitable activities that provide a public benefit within the community.

When considering a grant to a faith-based organization, Give2Asia conducts the due diligence process required for all new potential grantees. As part of this due diligence, Give2Asia evaluates the institution’s professed mission and purpose which should promote social welfare and peaceful coexistence, as well as its demonstrated commitment to non-discriminatory public benefit. Give2Asia also examines the proposed project to ensure that it does not include any disallowed activities.

GRANTS MAY NOT BE USED FOR THE FOLLOW PURPOSES

  • Proselytizing or any activities focused on religious conversion
  • Pilgrimages and personal religious ceremonies
  • Religious rallies and protests
  • Activities that discriminate in the selection of beneficiaries
  • Activities or support for institutions that profess a doctrine of hatred, intolerance, or violence

EXAMPLES OF PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT

  • Schools and educational programs (please note that programs must not require students to profess any particular faith or mandatorily attend classes or activities focused on the doctrine of one faith, except where mandated by government policy)
  • Health clinics and services
  • Social services for the most vulnerable
  • Preservation of facilities and traditions that are of cultural, social, and historical significance

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