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The United Board is pleased to accept contributions in support of our work with our partner institutions throughout Asia. Donors who wish to contribute for a purpose not listed below should contact us before making contributions.

In compliance with IRS regulations, the United Board can receive contributions for overseas institutions only for approved projects at those schools, not for general expenses. Approved projects can include:

  1. Asian University Leaders Program

  2. United Board Fellows Program

  3. Faculty Scholarship Program

  4. Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies

  5. Service learning

  6. Environment and health

  7. Interreligious understanding and peace education

  8. Asian folklore and cultural heritage studies

  9. Student scholarships

 10. Library support (acquisitions, on-line resources, etc.)

 11. Faculty development support: faculty scholarships and training

 12. Support for faculty salaries and benefits (merit prizes, professorial chairs, etc.)

 13. Support for a particular academic department named by the donor

 14. Programs to support Christian presence on campus (campus ministry, chaplaincy programs, etc.)

 15. Programs that involve building networks and linkages with other institutions

 16. Capital projects (for specific building campaigns)

 17. Endowments held by institutions and approved by the United Board

 18.  United Board endowments, which are permanent funds whose purposes and terms must be individually approved by the trustees of the United Board, and which provide yearly support to the named institution


The United Board remits contributions to the specified institutions quarterly, as designated grants for the purpose indicated by the donors. The United Board monitors the appropriate use of all funds by requiring reports from the institutions about how its grants, including designated grants, are used.

The United Board informs the institutions of the names and addresses of all donors, except for those who have requested anonymity, and the names of all contributors (except those requesting anonymity) are listed in the appropriate giving category of the United Board's publications.