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  • What is Linden Fund USA all about?
    Linden Fund USA is a registered charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteer members. Since its formation in 1999, LFU has engaged and garnered support in the Diaspora to fund a wide range of initiatives that benefit the local residents of Linden and Region 10.
  • How does Linden Fund USA mobilize the Diaspora and resident community to get involved?
    Linden Fund USA is a membership-based organization and connects with Lindeners in the Diaspora through fundraising activities in the U.S. The LFU Guyana Inc. office in Linden serves as the hub for our charitable initiatives. Local staff engage with stakeholders to identify and respond to the needs of the community.
  • How do I become a member of the Linden Fund USA?
    You can become a member with an annual contribution of $75 dollars or more but calendar-year member benefits are available with a larger contribution. Member incentives are available in the downloadable membership form.
  • Is my donation tax deductible?
    Yes. Linden Fund USA is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.
  • Can I donate if I live outside the United States?
    Yes. If you live outside the U.S. and make donations online, you will be charged in U.S. dollars. In Guyana, you can donate in person using local currency to our LFU Guyana Inc. office in Linden.
  • How will I receive a tax receipt for my donation(s)?
    If you make a financial contribution online or in-person, an end-of-year tax letter is typically available in late January of the new year. Some in-kind contributions may be assigned a monetary value and aggregated in the end-of-year tax letter.
  • Can I contribute to Linden Fund USA but designate a particular purpose, e.g. support for a particular institution or project in the local community?
    Yes. Donors may target specific initiatives in the local community when making a contribution. Donors may also suggest initiatives they wish to fund and be administered by Linden Fund USA, at a negotiated management fee.
  • Does Linden Fund USA only accept monetary contributions?
    No. In addition to accepting financial donations online or in person, Linden Fund USA also welcomes select contributions of goods and services that are aligned with our priorities. As a volunteer organization, we also accept donations of your time and expertise towards the success of our initiatives. Learn more at our Support Us page.
  • Apart from individual membership & other contributions and fundraisers, what other means does the organization have to fund its initiatives?
    Linden Fund USA pursues grant-making institutions like foundations, international service organizations, government agencies and other philanthropic groups, including corporations and small businesses.
  • Does the organization accept ideas for new initiatives?
    Yes. Linden Fund USA readily accepts ideas for new projects and programs, along with proposed funding streams to ensure the success and sustainability of any new initiative.
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