Who We Help

The Great Commission Foundation (GCF) works with those who want to partner financially with effective ministry and those who are actively doing ministry. Please read below about how we can work together to fulfill the Great Commission. We are looking for people like you to join GCF in fulfilling our charitable mandates: the advancement of the Christian faith, the advancement of education, and the relief of poverty. 

Benefits of Collaborating

Ministry projects can access administrative resources with GCF:

•  Donation processing and receipting

•  Bookkeeping and accounting

•  Wages and benefits

•  Government compliance expertise

Donors can be assured that GCF works diligently and with integrity:

•  Easy communication with our donations team via phone, email, or web chat.

•  Official tax receipts for qualified gifts

•  Vetted ministry projects

•  High value on financial integrity and transparency


Churches

Church Planters

The goal of the church planter is to spread the Gospel and make disciples. The Great Commission Foundation (GCF) is committed to helping church planters because we desire to see God’s Kingdom grow. 

When church planters become a project of GCF:

  • You receive charity guidance essential for a Christian ministry to operate with transparency and accountability in Canada.

  • You get relief in aspects of administration and accounting, including efficient processes and procedures to follow.

  • You can rely on GCF’s professional donor services and receipting.

  • You have more time to focus on the mission of spreading the gospel.

  • You have more time to focus on the start-up and growth needs of the church.

Churches with Projects

Churches are often presented with opportunities to serve or support other ministries; often, this means they could make a positive impact beyond their charitable mandates. GCF can help make these projects a reality with less effort and risk.

Challenges:

  • Undertaking such projects can be challenging and can put churches at risk of non-compliance with the government if they are outside the church’s charitable mandates.

  • Requires knowledge of the national and international compliance regulations for NGOs or charities.

  • Adds additional administration and potential risk for the church.

GCF Solution:

  • Churches can undertake charitable projects that fall outside their mandates when they are within GCF’s charitable mandates.

  • Churches benefit from GCF’s expertise in charity administration, donations, accounting, and compliance for national or international ministry projects.

  • Churches can be involved in great charitable projects without the headache of additional administration and risk.

Churches

Churches want and need excellent bookkeeping and accounting to remain transparent with their congregation and with the government.

Challenges:

  • Finding qualified bookkeepers and accountants with experience in charity financials.

GCF Solution:

  • Churches benefit from GCF’s charity expertise in donation processing, tax receipts, and accounting.

  • Churches can be assured of compliance with regulatory requirements as well as accuracy and integrity in donation services.

  • Annual professional audits provide added financial transparency to the congregation and public. 

  • Churches can focus on the mission work while the foundation takes care of some of the administrative and accounting details.


Missionaries and Non-Profits

Missionary

Joining The Great Commission Foundation can provide missionaries with the foundational administrative resources and support needed to fulfill the Great Commission effectively.

Benefits of joining GCF:

  • Extensive experience with cross-cultural ministry.

  • Personalized care and unique solutions.

  • Freedom to focus on the ministry work while the foundation takes care of the administrative and accounting details.

  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration with other ministry workers, fostering a sense of community and support.

Non-Profit

Qualifying for charitable status in Canada can be expensive and time-consuming; often, it can take up to two years and can require legal counsel to be successful in the application. As a project of The Great Commission Foundation (GCF), you can legally solicit funds in Canada without the burden and responsibility of staying informed of CRA regulatory changes or reporting requirements.

  • GCF will stay apprised of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) changes and provide direction.

  • We use efficient processes and procedures to provide charity expertise, donor services, and the administrative and accounting foundations essential for a Christian ministry in Canada.

  • We operate with transparency and accountability.

 

International NGO

Qualifying for charitable status in Canada can be challenging, but GCF has solutions.

Challenges:

  • To qualify to pursue charitable status in Canada, a foreign charity must have a real and substantial presence in Canada. This means the Canadian government requires charities to maintain a physical office in Canada staffed by Canadians.

  • Getting charitable status in Canada can be expensive and time-consuming; often, it can take up to two years and can require legal counsel to be successful in the application.  

GCF Solution:

  • As a project of The Great Commission Foundation (GCF), you can legally solicit funds in Canada without the burden and responsibility of staying informed of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulatory changes or reporting requirements because GCF will stay apprised of changes and provide direction.

  • GCF uses efficient processes and procedures to provide charity expertise, donor services, and the administrative and accounting foundations essential for a Christian ministry to operate with transparency and accountability in Canada.


Charities

Canadian Charity

Canadian Charities have found administrative and accounting relief by joining GCF. As a project of GCF, charities can reduce the administrative load that all ministries must manage.

  • Donations services and receipting

  • Accounting and annual tax filing

  • Employee wages and benefits.

GCF uses efficient processes and procedures to provide charity expertise, donor services, and the administrative and accounting foundations essential for a Christian ministry to operate with transparency and accountability in Canada.

US Charity

A U.S. charity must qualify to apply for charitable status and then complete a successful application before legally operating in Canada. GCF has solutions to the challenges U.S. Charities face in Canada.

Challenges:

  • U.S. charities operating in Canada must have a real and substantial presence in Canada. This means the Canadian government requires you to maintain a physical office in Canada staffed by Canadians.

  • Getting charitable status in Canada can be expensive and time-consuming; often, it can take up to two years and can require legal counsel to be successful in the application. 

GCF Solution:

  • As a project of The Great Commission Foundation (GCF), you can legally solicit funds in Canada without the burden and responsibility of staying informed of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulatory changes or reporting requirements, because GCF will stay apprised of changes and provide direction.

  • GCF uses efficient processes and procedures to provide charity expertise, donor services, and the administrative and accounting foundations essential for a Christian ministry to operate with transparency and accountability in Canada.


Donors and Gift Planners

Donors

We provide an interactive and simple way to search for ministry projects, making it easy for you to find the type of ministry work you want to support.

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Financial Planners and Estate Planners

When you work with clients looking to invest in a ministry that has a Kingdom impact, GCF can help.

  • Providing an easy way for financial planners to help their clients find ministry projects that match the Kingdom work they wish to support.

  • Providing a way to ensure funds can reach GCF projects quickly.

  • Coming Soon... Providing executive-level assistance to assist major donors in identifying the ministry work they wish to support and delivering a curated list of mission projects that align with their passionate support.

 

Foundations and Charities

We are pleased to partner with foundations and charities who wish to support national and international ministry opportunities.

Have a question?

Have questions or want more information about GCF or our projects? Contact us, and we’d love to help!

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Since 2002, The Great Commission Foundation has enabled ministry projects to thrive by providing charity admin expertise and guidance while promoting collaboration in fulfilling the Great Commission.

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