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Our Financial Integrity & Commitment to You

Since our beginning in 2002, Connected Families has maintained the highest level of financial integrity. We stand accountable before you and God to use your resources wisely and efficiently. We are committed to financial disclosure and trustworthy stewardship. As such, here are our guiding financial principles:

  • We pledge to use money well – with accountability to God as our greatest desire. We will spend overhead money as wisely as we can – fully accountable to our Board of Directors. Our primary guiding principle is to be good stewards of the funds and the quality employees that God has provided.
  • All our finances are audited annually by the independent CPA firm Ellingson & Ellingson. Recommendations are followed and the report and form 990 filing record are available for review. To request copies, fill out our contact us form
  • If the goal of a given fundraising campaign is met, we will gratefully apply additional gifts to other equally important aspects of Connected Families’ ongoing ministry to families.
  • For many of our services, we invite people to make suggested donations. We let them know what the service costs, and if they are able to pay for the service we invite them to contribute that amount or more. But we do not withhold services when people are unable to pay and we will serve for whatever people can offer.
  • Connected Families compensates all staff within the guidelines provided by the Minnesota Council of Non-Profits. 
  • Jim & Lynne Jackson take no royalties from their books, audios, or videos. These proceeds, and all suggested speaking and coaching fees are paid directly to Connected Families.
  • Connected Families is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all contributions are tax-deductible.

In every detail, our standard is absolute financial integrity. Our most recent financial report is available upon request. To receive a copy, or to ask us any questions about our financial principles or practices, please fill out this contact form.

Bridge the Gap!

$86,342 is still needed to close the funding gap by March 31st.
$113,658 has already been given!
Donate today and join what God is doing to transform families!
  • To confidently launch into our 2025 fiscal year, which begins April 1, 2024, we are seeking to fill a $200,000 funding gap.
  • Updated April 5, 2024

Act now. Transform lives.

Your support is crucial in ensuring that Connected Families continues to make a positive impact. Together, let’s turn the challenge of a $200,000 funding gap into an opportunity for growth. Your support is not just financial; it is a beacon of hope for families seeking to lead with grace.

Be a catalyst for change!

Many parents feel stuck.

They want to lead their family with grace but don’t know how.

Your generosity is needed today to help parents get unstuck.

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“God became the antidote to shame”

By donating before March 31, you’ll invest in Christ-centered, transformed communities and households like the Bakkers. Kate, mom, shared with us: 

Connected Families taught me to be curious about what’s going on in me. During the most challenging moments of misbehavior when we were feeling stuck in perpetual shame, I learned to exchange shameful, thoughts, and words with God’s grace-full truths about my child. Grace became the antidote to shame. My child felt safe and loved no matter what, his heart became open to Jesus, and we could grow wisdom in him over time.

Here’s how you can make a difference:

  • Pray: Join us in prayer, asking for God’s generous provision to close the funding gap and continue our ministry of support to families seeking guidance.
  • Make Your One-Time Donation: Your immediate gift, no matter the amount, can have a significant impact. Every penny counts. Donate Now.
  • Monthly Blessings: Become a sustaining supporter by making a monthly contribution providing ongoing help to families feeling stuck.
  • Corporate Sponsorship and Matching Gifts: Explore partnership opportunities for your business committed to empowering families. Contact us to learn more.

How your gift transforms families

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  • $50 – Five families are encouraged through weekly grace-centered content
  • $140 – Provides scholarship support for a family to experience change through an online course
  • $480 – Provides scholarship support for a family in need of customized parent coaching
  • $1500 – Sponsors a podcast to be listened to by 10,000+ hungry parents
  • $2800 – Certifies a parent coach in a full time ministry setting

Our Faithful Stewardship

We commit to stewarding your contributions with utmost care. Regular Donor Team updates will illuminate the transformation your support makes possible.

Alternative Donation Methods

You may use our donation link, or you may use any of the methods below to donate.

Make a 3-year commitment

Join the Ignite Team by making a 3-year financial commitment to Connected Families. Your ongoing support allows us to plan with confidence!

Give through ACH

Completing an ACH form simplifies our administrative efforts and frees us to spend more time in hands-on ministry. Please fill out the ACH form and return it with a voided check.

Give through Paypal Giving Fund

Go to our PayPal Charity account, and follow the instructions.

Give by check

Make checks payable to Connected Families and mail to:
10800 Old County Rd 15, Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55441

Give stock

Brokerage Firm:  Charles Schwab
Account Name: Cross-Generation Inc dba Connected Families
Account#: 1015-9174
DTC#: 0164

OR through DonateStock.com

Give the gift of your story

Sharing stories about how Connected Families has challenged or encouraged you is such a blessing to us and to the Connected Families parent community. Please take a minute and share your story with us.

Check into your company match program

Many companies will match your contributions dollar for dollar. Check with your HR representative today!

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Are you a Thrivent member? Do you have Choice Dollars available? Help more moms and dads parent with confidence by directing your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Connected Families!