Legal and Financial
Integrity and Accountability
Arms of Love International is committed to the highest level of integrity and accountability. Each of our projects must maintain proper financial records and provide regular financial statements to Arms of Love, including monthly expense reports. Budgets are discussed and agreed upon before funds are dispersed, and Arms of Love retains accountants in each country to maintain the financial records of each project.
Arms of Love is committed to full disclosure of its objectives and methods of operation. On this website and elsewhere, Arms of Love endeavors to provide a full, detailed, and accurate description of each project. There is no “spin,” we have no professional marketing or fundraising consultants. We simply do our best to fully and accurately represent who we are and what we do.
Our goal is to send as much money as we can to the countries we serve instead of spending it on overhead. Administrative and fundraising expenses of Arms of Love International are typically between 10-15% of our annual budget. Arms of Love has one full time US-based executive and relies heavily on donated services and volunteer support.
Arms of Love International is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Visit the Board of Directors page to read more about this group.
To review our most recent Form 990 financial statements filed with the IRS, click on the links below.
Arms of Love International is a section 501(c)(3) public charity with tax ID number 77-0527246. Below are copies of our exemption letters from the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service. Arms of Love is registered in the United Kingdom as Charity No. 1099034; additional information can be found at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk. If you have any questions concerning the legal status of Arms of Love International or Arms of Love (U.K.), please feel free to contact us.