We know that every dollar you give is precious. We work extremely hard to use your donations to provide a loving and warm environment for our children to thrive and grow.
Our biggest expense is paying for high quality staff – their salaries, taxes, benefits, professional development, and an occasional gift of appreciation for all of the hard work they do.
“Biggest” is not an understatement: our People expenses is nearly three quarters of our budget. If we set aside administration and support staff, over half of our total budget goes toward the people who directly care and guide our children – our incredible educators.
We want you to know exactly how we spend the dollars that families pay us, the government entrusts us with, and your donations provide. This pie chart shows how we estimate our organization budget will breakdown this year:
After People, our next biggest anticipated expense is our Occupancy expenses such as securing insurance for and maintaining our buildings, our utilities, our playgrounds, our copier.
Our third biggest expenses is our daily food, food related costs and classroom supplies. Did you know that we provide breakfast, lunch, and a hearty snack every day – that’s almost half of what our children eat a week (and for some of them, our meals are the only full meals they get in a week).
The rest of our budget (about 6%) is spent on Fundraising expenses like special events and a contract grant writer and Administrative costs like supplies, fees, our license and permit expenses, and administrative expenses like 990 and audit preparation, and accounting services.
Our full history and current financial and government documents are always up to date on our Giving Matters profile (here) if you are looking for more information!
We can’t do this important work without your financial support (and you can always donate online by visiting this page). Coming up soon – Where the Money Comes From – a breakdown of our anticipated income for this year!