In order to remain tax status as a public charity, each charity must receive the at least one third of its support from public donations. We must ask for contributions to provide our service as a charity. All charities deduct their operating expenses from their revenue sources. VCF has major operating expenses like any popular internet service including technology, infrastructure and payroll & benefits for our dedicated team. A major expense for VCF is the process of verifying the charitable and humanitarian status of the charity and direct confirmation of the intended use of the funds. This assures us and we believe assures donors. We have purposely created a process that allows users to sign-up and launch their campaign without upfront payment. Setting up campaigns and making it easy for donors to give to charities is one of our missions and reason for being. Our Directors are devoted to this mission. They are volunteers who are charity representatives, concerned citizens and technical experts. In short, VCF is an efficient and effective way to provide financial support to those causes you care about. Donors give in an extremely targeted way. We are committed to high standards of ethical conduct in all aspects of our work.