Care: At least some of the information about this charity is no longer current. Use the ‘Search charity names’ box to see if there is a later review. If the latest review has a message like this, you are welcome to make your case for an updated review via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a review in the series ‘Members of Missions Interlink’, Missions Interlink being the Australian Evangelical Alliance Inc‘s ‘network for global mission‘. We review these charities because their membership means that they must sign up to a set of standards, and this, at least on paper, makes them a better bet for your donations (or other involvement).
‘Entheos Inc’ is one such member.
COVID-19 There’s no website, either linked from the Missions Interlink membership list nor via Google.
In 2018, at the time of the last review, Entheos Inc had a website. And sought donations on that site. No website can now be found. Should you be considering a donation to Entheos, the ACNC, in their article, Donating to Legitimate Charities, gives “some things to consider to help you make sure your donation is going where it is intended”:
- Check the charity’s name.
- Ask for identification from anyone seeking a donation.
- Be careful of online requests for donations.
- No tax deduction doesn’t mean the charity is not a legitimate one, and
- Find out more about how the charity says it uses donations.
1. A search on ‘Entheos Inc’ gives no result. So not a registered charity.
An ASIC search shows a NSW incorporated association in that name, and an ABN search gives an ABN for that association.
If they are still doing what they were doing in 2018 – and the internet gives no evidence of that – then they would be doing it without tax concessions.
2. (No website to check.)
4. Entheos Inc’s ABN record says that it is not entitled to receive tax-deductible gifts.
5. The use of your donations
There is no financial reporting available to the public.
It’s not a charity, so you need to check with Fair Trading. They charge for the documents they have.
The submission to Fair Trading may or may not satisfy the Missions Interlink requirement for Entheos Inc to “have…a clear and appropriate financial statement which has been approved by its auditor.”
Even if it does, it is not available for free, so doesn’t satisfy the spirit of the Missions Interlink requirement for that statement to be ‘available for [their] members and supporters’. So, ask Entheos Inc for it instead.
It may no longer be the case, but in 2018 these were the people on the committee:
“Ps Brent Williams (C3 Ryde)
Ps John Van Bennekom (Springfield Christian Family Church)
Mr Alan Blyth
Mr Joshua Gibbon and”
(either) Craig Gibbon or Jackie Gibbon
The Fair Trading reports will have nothing about this, so you will have to ask Entheos Inc itself.
The introduction to the Mission Interlink standards (see above) includes this statement:
We could find no contact information for Entheos Inc.
End of review.
- See here for the previous review. ↑
- A section in the article, Donating and Volunteering:
- Focus on the nature of the charity’s work, its beneficiaries and the impact the charity is having in the community.
- Is it clear what the charity is trying to achieve and how its activities work towards its objectives?
- Would you like to spend your money, or time if volunteering, to support these objectives?
- Is the charity being transparent about its activities?