At World Vision, we are very careful with how we use the gifts our donors entrust to us — because we know that every resource given to us can transform a real child’s life.
We’re always trying to keep our overhead rate low. In the past year, we used 85 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that directly benefit children, families, and communities.
Learn more about World Vision’s leadership team — and view our financial statistics below.
At World Vision, we strive to be financially accountable to our donors and to the communities we serve.
Total revenue for the organization grew by 6 percent during the year. While private cash donations grew slightly to $600 million, public grant donations increased by 9 percent, and gifts-in-kind revenue rose 18 percent.
Fundraising, management, and general expenses — sometimes called “overhead” — decreased by 5 percent in 2014. Our overhead rate (overhead expenses as a percent of total revenue) decreased from 17.0 percent to 15.1 percent.
Fiscal 2014 was a positive year for World Vision, as total revenue grew 6 percent and a surplus for the year helped replenish depleted reserves.
Every $1 donated — on average — becomes $1.28 worth of impact to children and communities worldwide because of World Vision’s unique ability to get donated goods, funds, and grants. (Further description coming next week from new 2014 update!)