Payments processed by PVF via Generosity in Action

US Citizens 501 (c) 3 Tax Donation

Tax paying Americans can make donations to Chipembele through Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (PVF) which is a US registered 501 (c) 3 organisation that works with Generosity in Action (GIA) – another 501 (c) 3 organisation. Donors are thereby able to claim the US tax deductions. The 501(c) 3 Tax ID is 94-3136771.

Donations by credit card or PayPal are processed by Network for Good.

Once a donation is received at PVF you will be sent a confirmation letter indicating that Generosity in Action/PVF is a 501(c) 3 charitable foundation and that the donation is tax
deductible in the US.

There are some fees and charges that are deducted from your donation before we receive it. [1]

Donations Options

There are two methods of payment you can choose from, checks and credit card or PayPal.

1. Checks

Please make checks payable to: Philanthropic Ventures Foundation and note on the
memo line on the check – ‘CWET’ to ensure the money is directed to Chipembele.

Mail the check to:
Generosity in Action
c/o Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
CA 94612-1201

2. Internet using credit card or PayPal directly to PVF/GIA.

Go to secure site:

Once at PVF/Donate follow the instructions and select our organisation from the list of organisations.
“Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust (CWET) (South Luangwa, Zambia)” 

Fees and Charges

These amounts are deducted before Chipembele receives your donation.

  1. Check: 2% administrative fee to PVF for donations made by check.
  2. Credit Card: 3% percentage administrative fee for credit card deductions taken by Network for Good (the processing organisation) and on the remaining 97% a further 2% is taken by PVF as an administrative charge.
  3. International Transfers. There are no further charge for the international bank transfer to Chipembele and there are no fees made to receive the funds by the bank holding Chipembele’s account in Zambia.