FAQs

Is my donation to TYO tax deductible?
Yes! TYO is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to TYO are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law.

How are donations used?
Contributions to TYO train and pay dedicated local staff; transport children to and from our centers; train women and youth in practical skills; buy classroom supplies; and improve the lives of families in the communities we work. TYO endeavors to cost-share as much as possible with local and international organizations. In this way, the community has a greater sense of ownership and accomplishment once the project is completed.

Are you affiliated with any religious or political parties?
TYO is a non-governmental organization, with no political, religious, or ethnic affiliation or prejudices. Inasmuch, all employees keep their personal political, religious, and ethnic identity outside their work at TYO. TYO works only with legitimate and capable institutions and complies with all U.S. laws. To ensure this neutrality, TYO cross-checks individuals and agencies against computerized lists of terrorist organizations cited by the U.S. Treasury Department on its Office of Foreign Assets Control list. Because of its extensive engagement with the community, TYO also enjoys a thorough local network that provides informal assurance that our non-political, non-religious identity is maintained.

Who donates to TYO?
TYO is supported by donations from individuals, charitable foundations, private corporations, and the US Government.

Do you coordinate your work with other international organizations?
TYO believes firmly in the power of collaboration. TYO is committed to working with like-minded organizations and individuals to best serve our target community and optimize our impact. We are proud to cooperate with the illustrious organizations described here and are eager to build additional relationships as we expand.