By The Numbers
Our donors and volunteers represent the lifeblood of our charity. Wounded Warriors Canada is, and has always been, a privately funded, grassroots organization that receives no public financing. Quite simply, the nearly 2M in life changing and family saving programming we will have delivered by the end of FY16 (ending March 31st) is only possible thanks to the fundraising efforts and donations from Canadians and Canadian businesses from coast-to-coast. This support has enabled us to become a national charity that is delivering unrivalled mental heath programming in our field.
Responsible fiscal management is not only something we take great pride in – it is rigidly adhered to and governed accordingly. Organizationally, we are built on a lean, volunteer-led, operational structure that enables us to keep our operation costs to a minimum. In FY15 our Administrative costs were 19% of expenses, totalling $417,181, and our FY15 Public Awareness costs were $135,211 or 7%. While the two represent completely different “costs” for the charity, when consolidated, this translates into the $552,392, or 26%, Management & Administration figure CRA cites on our charity page.
I am pleased to report that in FY16 we are poised to deliver over 20% YOY fundraising growth and 30% YOY increase in program investments while maintaining our Administrative costs at the FY15 level. These are figures that our donors value of which we are extremely proud of.
On behalf of all us at Wounded Warriors Canada we thank you for your continued support and I look forward to keeping you up-to-speed on our progress throughout the year.