Financial accountability

Did you know that for each dollar donated, more than a dollar’s worth of help gets to children and families?
We’re always trying to keep our overhead rate low. In 2017, we used 85 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that benefit children, families, and communities.

2017 Financial Highlights


The operating expenses chart shows overhead as a percent of operating expenses.

Revenue and overhead trends (in millions)

Operating revenue for the organization increased by 3 percent during the year. Private cash and public grants increased, while gifts-in-kind revenue decreased.


Overhead Rate

Fundraising, management, and general expenses (generally referred to as overhead expenses) were reduced by over $6 million in 2017. Our overhead rate (overhead expenses as a percent of operating revenue) declined by 1%.

BC11167-overheadThe overhead rate chart shows overhead as a percent of operating revenue.