Financial Accountability

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 2016, we used 85 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that benefit children, families, and communities.

Chart that shows breakdown of finances for 2016.

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 2016, we used 85 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that benefit children, families, and communities.

Financial Stewardship

Financial Stewardship

2016 financial statements

Overall revenue grew 1% in fiscal 2016, expanding our ability to tackle the root causes of poverty. This revenue increase, combined with improved efficiencies throughout the organization, produced an increase in net assets from operating activities of more than $26 million.

2015 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.

Breakdown of 2016 report.

Revenue and overhead trends (in millions)

Operating revenue for the organization increased by 1% during the year. While private cash and gift-in-kind revenue decreased, grants increased 28%.

Revenue and overhead trends (in millions)

Overhead rate

Fundraising, management, and general expenses (generally referred to as overhead expenses)  were reduced by over $1 million in 2016. Our overhead rate (overhead expenses as a percent of operation revenue) remained steady at 15%.

Overhead rate.

2016 financial statements

Overall revenue grew 1% in fiscal 2016, expanding our ability to tackle the root causes of poverty. This revenue increase, combined with improved efficiencies throughout the organization, produced an increase in net assets from operating activities of more than $26 million.

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.

Breakdown of 2016 report.

Revenue and overhead trends (in millions)

Operating revenue for the organization increased by 1% during the year. While private cash and gift-in-kind revenue decreased, grants increased 28%.

Revenue and overhead trends (in millions)

Overhead rate

Fundraising, management, and general expenses (generally referred to as overhead expenses)  were reduced by over $1 million in 2016. Our overhead rate (overhead expenses as a percent of operation revenue) remained steady at 15%.

Overhead rate.