Donor FAQ

When is your fiscal year?

UWP’s fiscal year runs from July 1- June 30.

For more information about contributing, contact development and communications manager Megan Luebke at or call +1-303-460-7100.

When I contribute to Up with People how is my money used?

Most gifts and grants support UWP’s student program. This includes scholarships and tour costs. The scholarship fund awards partial scholarships to students who would not otherwise be able to participate in our unique program. If you would like your gift to be designated for a specific purpose, simply make a note of it when you submit your donation.

What is UWP’s tax ID number?

UWP’s tax ID number (also known as EIN) is 95-2563102. The EIN is an identification number used by the government to track donations made to non-profit organizations by individuals and corporations for the purposes of income tax reporting. If you have questions or require further documentation, please contact the Accounting Manager at

What is the best time of year to contribute to Up with People?

Any time is a good time to contribute to UWP, as we are continuously investing in our programs. Check with your employer about their matching program.

I am unable to make a cash contribution. Are there other ways in which I can support Up with People?

Yes! We welcome your volunteer time and referrals of potential cast members, sponsors, host families and donors. Any other type of in-kind (non-cash) contribution is always welcome. In addition, you can support UWP by being a host family when a cast visits your community or by asking your employer to sponsor a cast to visit your city.

Can I make a gift in honor of a friend or loved one?

Yes. On the online donation form, you can indicate that your gift is in memory or honor of a specific individual. Include the name and address of the family to which you would like an acknowledgment sent. Click here to contribute now.

Can I have a gift charged to my credit card monthly?

Yes. Simply indicate the amount you wish to be charged and for how many months, and your gift will automatically be charged to your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or other major credit card. Click here to contribute now.

Are gifts to Up with People tax deductible?

Yes! Up with People is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and, as such, gifts to UWP are tax deductible for all U.S. taxpayers. Please note that payments made towards a specific cast member’s tuition are not considered tax deductible. Therefore, no gift receipt is provided.