Financial Accountability

Did you know that for each dollar donated to World Vision, more than a dollar’s worth of help gets to children and families?

We’re always working to keep our overhead rate low. In 2015, we used 84 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that benefit children, families, and communities.

Financial Stewardship

2015 financial statements

While overall revenue declined slightly in FY15, our commitment to tackling poverty reached new levels, fueled by the conclusion of a 5-year capital campaign. As we start fiscal 2016, the trend for cash contributions has improved, indicating a stronger outlook for the coming year.

2014 financial documents

Financial reports for years past can also be downloaded below:

World Vision reports joint cost activities on the Financial Statements and the Form 990 as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the IRS. The allocation of these costs appropriately follows the guiding principles for reporting activities that have components of Fundraising, Management and General, and Programs. Activities with a joint cost component occur in our Donor Contact Center as well as in our 30 Hour Famine program.

Charts and graphs showing operating revenue and operating expenses (in millions) for the past 3 years.

Revenue and overhead trends (in millions)

Operating revenue for the organization declined by 3% during the year. While private cash and public grant donations declined, gift-in-kind revenue rose 10%.

Total operating revenue, total overhead (fundraising, management, and general)

Overhead rate

Fundraising, management, and general expenses (sometimes called overhead expenses) decreased by 2% in 2015. Our overhead rate (overhead expenses as a percent of operating revenue) remained steady at 15%.

Overhead rate bar graph

2015 financial statements

While overall revenue declined slightly in FY15, our commitment to tackling poverty reached new levels, fueled by the conclusion of a 5-year capital campaign. As we start fiscal 2016, the trend for cash contributions has improved, indicating a stronger outlook for the coming year.

2014 financial documents

Financial reports for years past can also be downloaded below:

World Vision reports joint cost activities on the Financial Statements and the Form 990 as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the IRS. The allocation of these costs appropriately follows the guiding principles for reporting activities that have components of Fundraising, Management and General, and Programs. Activities with a joint cost component occur in our Donor Contact Center as well as in our 30 Hour Famine program.

Charts and graphs showing operating revenue and operating expenses (in millions) for the past 3 years.

Revenue and overhead trends (in millions)

Operating revenue for the organization declined by 3% during the year. While private cash and public grant donations declined, gift-in-kind revenue rose 10%.

Total operating revenue, total overhead (fundraising, management, and general)

Overhead rate

Fundraising, management, and general expenses (sometimes called overhead expenses) decreased by 2% in 2015. Our overhead rate (overhead expenses as a percent of operating revenue) remained steady at 15%.

Overhead rate bar graph