Yes. As a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, contributions to World T.E.A.M. Sports are tax deductible, provided you meet the IRS criteria and maintain certain records. (A relatively simple explanation of IRS requirements can be found at IRS Tax Tip 2017-32). World T.E.A.M. will supply receipts and tax letters to all contributors to aid in this process. For questions regarding the tax or legal aspects of your donation, we recommend that you contact your legal or tax adviser.

Q: Will I get a receipt for my contribution?

If you made your donation online, you should receive an automated confirmation email containing the details of your donation within minutes of having made it. This email serves as your receipt. If you mailed your donation, you should receive a receipt within 2-4 weeks after your donation has been received and processed.

If you do not receive your receipt, please contact us.

Q: When will I receive a tax letter summarizing all my donations for the year?

Donors who donate online by credit card receive an acknowledgement at the time of the donation that serves as their official tax documentation. For major donors who donate by check, tax letters, which serve as your entire year’s receipt and may be filed with your tax return, are mailed in January and February of the year following the donation. As an example, a 2019 tax letter will be sent to major donors in January or February of 2020.

If you do not receive your letter, please contact us.

Q: Do you have a form I can print to mail in with my donation?

Yes - you may download our PDF format form: World T.E.A.M. Donation Form. Please be sure to include our donation form with your check or money order.

Q: Can I make a donation to a particular individual or their family?

Your donations to World T.E.A.M. are used to cover the costs of the participation by individuals and veterans with disabilities in a World T.E.A.M. program. World T.E.A.M. does not provide direct funding directly to or for the private benefit of individuals. Our specific program fundraising pages allow donations from friends, family and colleagues in support of an individual's participation.

Q: I’d like to sign up for making a recurring monthly gift. How do I do this?

World T.E.A.M. has an active recurring giving program through our general donation secure online server. Your participation in a regular giving program will provide a reliable source of income for World T.E.A.M. programs and programs benefiting adaptive athletes. We greatly appreciate your continued generosity.

Q: How do I submit a matching gift form from my company to World T.E.A.M.?

Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double or even triple a donation's value. Please check with your company’s Personnel or Human Resource Department to see if your gift to World T.E.A.M. is eligible for their Matching Gift program. If so, please obtain and complete your company's form and mail it along with your donation or receipt to:

World T.E.A.M.

Attn: Finance Office

PO Box 884

Patchogue, NY 11772-0884

If you are donating online, please forward your confirmation receipt and the matching gift form to our donations office. Your company financial office may also contact us by email with any forms to be completed and returned for the gift or any online donation portal.

Q: I plan to include World T.E.A.M. in my will. How can I do this?

Donations from your will are very welcome. Your will's executor should be sure to include our print form with a check or money order. When making a memorial donation, the check or money order should be payable to World T.E.A.M..

Please use the following address for submitting donations from wills:

World T.E.A.M.

Attn: Finance Office

PO Box 884

Patchogue, NY 11772-0884

Q: Can I make a donation in honor of someone other than myself or in memory of someone who has passed away?

Donations made in someone’s memory or honor are always welcome. If you wish to make a memorial or honorary donation through the Internet, please use our secure online form; be sure to fill in their information in the appropriate section. If you wish to mail in your memorial or honorary donation, please be sure to include our donation form with your check or money order information. Please fill in their information in the appropriate section. When making a memorial donation, please make your check or money order payable to World T.E.A.M..

If posting our address for an obituary requesting donations to be sent to World T.E.A.M. on behalf of the deceased (such as in lieu of flowers), please use the following address:

World T.E.A.M.

Attn: Finance Office

PO Box 884

Patchogue, NY 11772-0884

If you choose to have donations made in this manner, please notify World T.E.A.M..

Q: Will the honoree or their family receive a letter notifying them of my donation?

World T.E.A.M. will send a letter informing the family or individual of your gift if requested, provided you supply their name and address at the time of your donation. You may enter this information on the bottom of our online and printable donation forms. Please allow four weeks for the family or individual to receive their letter.

Q: Is the donation amount stated in the letter received by the person being honored or their family?

No, we do not state the donation amount unless you specifically request that we do so.

Q: What is the Federal tax identification number for World T.E.A.M.?

Our federal tax identification number is 56-1827893.

Q: What percentage of my donation goes directly to athletes, inclusive events and programs?

In an effort to provide as many inclusive programs as possible, World T.E.A.M. continuously works to keep our administrative and fund raising costs as low as possible. In recent years, 89 to 91 cents of every dollar went to supporting our inclusive events and participating adaptive athletes. Additional financial data is also available at our Financials page.