Most people think that supporting a foundation is a waste of money and of time. It is mostly because you don’t understand why foundation needs help in their operations and you mostly focus on the negative publicity brought upon by those who used foundations for their own selfish schemes.
However, there are other foundations that do their best to help others and to remain true to their vision and mission statements. They believe that through their efforts, they can bring the change that they want to see in the society through the help of other people supporting their foundations.
Why You Should Support Foundations
It depends on the foundations, but if you see something that is inline with your own personal vision and mission, and you did your due diligence to check whether they are legitimate, then you should support that foundations through any means that you can.
1. Running A Foundation Is Costly
Aside from the administration side, the operation cost of running a foundation is no joke. Someone has to pay for all the things that the foundation provides. While volunteers sometimes do not demand payment, they need to be fed and they need to be provided with equipment that will make them more effective in their jobs.
2. It Won’t Go To The Leaders’ Pockets
Most people think that only the leaders of the foundation will benefit in the money donated to the foundation. It’s not true. Most of the time, those who run it receive a small salary as compared to what they could have earned in their actual jobs. Also, they do not receive other bonuses or any monetary additional pay for a job well-done because they are fueled with passion and their reason to serve.
3. There Are Many Who Needs Help
A foundation can only do so much. They need funds to operate and to touch more people’s lives. So without the funding from generous sponsors, they won’t be able to do a thing and to serve their purpose. That is why, even if it’s only a little help, it would mean a lot if you support a foundation that you believe in. You will be able to empower them to do more great things!