Donation Refund Policy

Donation Refund Policy

(Last updated on February 10, 2020)

Operation HerStory works in partnership with Illinois Joining Forces to act as our Fiscal Agent. All donations and donation management are strictly accounted for by Illinois Joining Forces and will be utilized strictly and explicitly for the Operation HerStory Honor Flight.

Illinois Joining Forces

All donations are gifts made voluntarily to Illinois Joining Forces, a 501( c )(3) charity, with no conditions. Donors receive a tax receipt from Illinois Joining Forces at the end of the fiscal year. Donors who request refunds may not be eligible for tax deductions on their refunded donations.

Illinois Joining Forces uses funds to maintain its operational charter as established by its board of directors and the state of IL. Illinois Joining Forces does not provide refunds on donations that we have already allocated to a budget line item.

Refunds may be granted at Illinois Joining Forces’ discretion. Refunds are granted only in exceptional circumstances, and only when the funds have not been utilized. Some circumstances in which refunds might be granted include:

The donation was made in error, was made in an incorrect amount,
The donation was not authorized by the donor, or
The donor’s circumstances have changed materially.

Donors with exceptional circumstances such as these may contact our offices to request a refund.