Refund and Cancellation Policy
Gift Policy Standards
All donations to CONFIDENCE Foundation, CONFIDENCE Foundation, Inc. or CONFIDENCE Foundation International (“CFI”) support the CONFIDENCE Foundation mission of propel disadvantaged youth and young adults to change their narratives by becoming an example of successful outcomes when confidence meets talent. Our focus is to do that by encouraging youth to continue their passion in or grow an appreciation for science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship and math (S.T.E.E.M.) related fields. We've added Entrepreneurship to S.T.E.M., because we value the power of exposure to opportunities of being a business owner, and have seen the lasting effects that can have on a family's generations to come.
CFI manages a number of fundraising initiatives with local Programs to make every donated dollar go further for youth in a Program’s region and around the world. We will carefully consider the needs of the organization and will use your gift where we determine it is most needed, so that all donations may directly and indirectly support CONFIDENCE Foundation in your area. When processing each gift, we will follow documented CONFIDENCE Foundation business rules and agreements, the Donor’s Bill of Rights, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles standards.
CFI will not accept any restrictions on use of donations less than $10,000; however, if you specifically request at the time of donation that funds be distributed to an accredited Program we will honor such request so long as distribution does not conflict with other CONFIDENCE Foundation policies. If CFI cannot honor a donor’s designation request for a gift of $10,000 or more, the gift will be forwarded to the appropriate local Program or returned to the donor. Third parties to a donation may not change the original designation of a gift. CFI may refuse any gift that does not sufficiently benefit the organization, is in conflict with the CONFIDENCE Foundation mission, puts the reputation of CONFIDENCE Foundation at risk or is prohibited by law.
For donations made using the website, refunds are available for 15 days after a donation is processed. For donations made using any other system, learn whether refunds are available by getting in touch with the CONFIDENCE Foundation office through which the donation was made.
Thank you for your support of CONFIDENCE Foundation.
Donation Refund Policy
For donations made using the website, if you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to CONFIDENCE Foundation, we will honor your request for a refund made within 15 days of your donation.
To request a refund, call +1 (312) 687-3626. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.
If you did not make your donation using the donate.specialolympics.org website, please get in touch with the CONFIDENCE Foundation Region office through which the donation was made to learn about applicable refund policies.
Event Cancellation & Refund Policy
CONFIDENCE Foundation (CFI) reserves the right to refuse/cancel registrations. If CFI refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a refund.
Event Cancellation by CFI
CFI reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If CFI cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.
In the case of inclement weather, CFI follows the venue provider’s schedule. If an event is cancelled, it will be posted on .
Registration Cancellation by Participant
Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for an individual ticket is three business days (72 hours) before the event.
The deadline to receive a refund for group purchases/tables is (7) seven business days before the event. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Refunds will be issued by check.
These above policies apply to all CFI events unless otherwise noted in the corresponding event materials. Please read all individual event information thoroughly.
Unless specifically stated on registration materials, on-site registrants are subject to an additional administrative fee.