Donate to Financial Coaching
For every $150 that is donated, we are able to provide free financial coaching to clients. Our coaches are trained on how to guide their clients towards, long-term financial stability. They do this by teaching them money management, household budgeting, credit repair, personal financial priority setting, and more. All your donations are tax deductible.
Donate to VITA
Every $1.00 that is donated, allows us the opportunity to continue our partnership with IRS’ VITA program to continue providing free income tax preparation and filing of both federal and state returns. Our clients are unable to afford paying to have their income tax returns prepared.
All your donations are tax deductible.
Where does your donation go?
Where does your donation go? It goes to fund programs run by Desert Financial and Tax Services (DFATS). DFATS provides financial coaching and free income tax and filing services and other financial services.
We are strictly a non-profit organization. All of your donations are completely tax deductible. Yes, we are a 501c(3) Corporation.
What this means is that while we do charge some fees for financial coaching, the majority of our coaching is done free of charge or on a sliding fee scale. Not all of our clients can afford to pay even the nominal fee, so we either waive the fee or charge a small fee. The only way we are able to accomplish this is through your donations.
When you donate, your money helps us to teach people how to get out-of-debt. For every $150 dollars we receive, we use it to help coach one person and lead them to debt freedom. If you cannot sponsor one person, just contribute whatever you can. We can use multiple small donations to help pay for one client. The money is used to pay for the coaches’ time, supplies needed for coaching, laptops, paper, and other office supplies. Also, donations are used to pay for travel expenses for our coaches to train them.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA):
Running the VITA program also costs us money. While the IRS provides the software to prepare the returns, they do not provide the supplies we need to run the program. We have to buy paper, pens, clipboards, staplers, etc. We also have to pay for liability insurance to use the center where we prepare the returns. This insurance is EXPENSIVE.
You, our donor, are crucial to our mission. We cannot do this without you. If you shop at Amazon, you can select us as your charity of choice. A small portion of whatever you spend is donated by Amazon to us, so shop and donate.