Thank you for choosing to support our national and global mission work. Short-term Missions trips are part of the Vision/Outreach Ministries Budget of Calvary Baptist Church (CBC). The cost of these short-term missions trips are partially funded by the Ministry Fund Investments of CBC and partially funded by individual donors. In choosing to support the Short-term Missions trips of CBC you are helping to support a ministry of CBC and while your gift may certainly be preferenced for a particular trip participant, it may not be restricted to benefit a specific individual only. Gifts that are such restricted are considered to be earmarked and the IRS does not consider them to be tax-deductible donations. If the intent of the gift is to benefit the ministry and not a particular individual, the gift is indeed considered to be a tax-deductible charitable contribution.
Contributions to Short-term Missions Trips are solicited with the understanding that Calvary Baptist Church has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. Calvary Baptist Church will attempt to honor gifts preferenced to support particular workers (trip participants), but the final decision on the use of all funds rests with the organization.