We measure our financial performance on two dimensions: what it costs our field team to deliver a dollar into the hands of the poor, and what it costs our outreach team to raise a dollar.
Cash transfer performance
We use public donations exclusively for cash transfers. We measure our financial performance in the field by the volume of money we deliver to the poor and the efficiency with which we do so.
Based on historical averages, we expect to put 88.4% of your donation into the hands of a recipient in East Africa.
Our fundraising efforts are supported by grants specifically earmarked for this purpose and not public donations. We measure our fundraising performance by revenue and cost per dollar raised. Currently we spend $0.045 per dollar raised, which compares exceptionally well to industry benchmarks.
Financial statements and annual reports
Full detail on our transfer and fundraising performance, as well as one-time set-up costs incurred, is available in our annual reports and IRS filings.