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Make checks payable to: Community Empowerment Fund

Mail to:

Community Empowerment Fund
108 W. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

If you are donating in honor of someone or would like to designate your gift to a specific project, please include this in the memo line of your check or enclosed with your envelope. We will promptly send you an acknowledgment (with gratitude!) for your gift, and will also gladly send a special acknowledgment to any person honored by your gift. Simply provide any additional contact information for the special acknowledgment accompanying your gift.

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Absolutely. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.

Yes. CEF is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization ( EIN: 27-0428981) and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each month when your donation is processed.


2014 Audited Statements
2013 Form 990
2012 Form 990
2011 Form 990

As a volunteer-based organization, our operating costs are minimal. Your financial support will go directly towards matching CEF Member’s savings, building personal assets and facilitating sustained transitions out of homelessness and poverty. Donations help cover costs associated with our education programs, including printing, copying, coffee for classes, and graduation ceremonies. Your contribution will also provide stipends to program graduates to return to CEF as teachers, and pay key program staff to provide the consistent, one-on-one support our members deserve.