Soccer Chaplains United Third Quarter 2020 Financial Update
Update: December 31, 2020
On the last day of 2020, at really the last hour, Soccer Chaplains United only needs $2,265 to cover our 2020 expenses. Big thanks goes to so many who have given this year — we know that it has not been an easy year. For us to be only a little over $2200 off the pace during this difficult time — we know is a blessing from God.
There is still a little bit of time left to make a final contribution for 2020. Simply click the PushPay (the big P or give tab) link below to make a secure, online, tax-deductible gift, or mail a donation (postmarked by December 31, 2020) to Soccer Chaplains United, PO Box 102081, Denver, CO 80250.
Update: December 16, 2020
With just two weeks to go in 2020, Soccer Chaplains United still needs to raise at least $8,800 to cover our expenditures for this year and not have to dip into our financial reserves.
A huge thanks to our supporters who have continued to faithfully give. Right now, our shortfall from the year is not unmanageable or impossible. And of course, with God, nothing is impossible. Thank you for prayerfully considering a year-end gift or additional gift.
Giving options include online through PushPay or mailing in a donation postmarked by December 31, 2020 to PO Box 102081, Denver, CO 80250.
We will continue to update this post weekly with an outlook on our fundraising goal for fiscal year 2020.
Original Post: November 25, 2020
2020 has been a difficult year to say the least and Soccer Chaplains United has felt the impact of the pandemic and subsequent economic strain. But first, I have to say thank you to the majority of supporters and donors who have remained consistent in their support of me and Soccer Chaplains United. While we have suffered some losses, we are faithful for God’s continued provision as we have seen some awesome things happen this year — including placing several chaplains in spite of the pandemic.
Giving overall through Q3 2020 is 29% below this same point last year. The loss of our biggest donor in June and the difficulty in developing new donors due to various restrictions for meetings and in-person events being some of the biggest causes for the down turn. We are praying for a really strong 4th quarter — one like we had in 2018 where we were able to raise over $35k to finish the year strong.
We have managed to stay above board thus far with drastic reductions in spending. Our program expenses are right at 67% of our 2020 budget with two months left to go in the year. Our administrative and general expenditures are at 68% of budget and fundraising expense is at 59%.
Looking ahead to 2021, the Soccer Chaplains United Board is advising on setting budget reductions based more on 2020 actual numbers due to the continuing uncertainty around COVID-19, election outcomes, and economic recoveries. Please pray for us as we work on the budget for next year.
We would certainly appreciate your consideration as you come to year-end giving and charitable contributions. Soccer Chaplains United is non-profit, 501(c)3 and depends upon the financial support of individual donors and church partners to carry out our work of chaplaincy service across all levels of soccer. Our chaplains are not employed or paid by any of the clubs that we serve. Simply click the PushPay (the big P or give tab) link below to make a secure, online, tax-deductible gift, or mail a donation to Soccer Chaplains United, PO Box 102081, Denver, CO 80250.