83% of Donations Directly Fund Mission Programs
Friends of Chimbote is committed to stretching every dollar as far as we can and our efforts are paying off. More than 28,000 people are benefiting from mission programs that ultimately focus on education as a means to transform lives and open the doors of opportunity. Mission advocacy and financial support comes from generous friends all around the world, including parishes and congregations, individuals, foundations, and service clubs, all of which have donated, time, talent, or treasure.
Once again, Friends of Chimbote has been awarded 4-stars by Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating indicating that Friends of Chimbote maintains best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient and fiscally responsible manner. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Friends of Chimbote exceeds industry standards and that it outperforms most charities with only approximately a quarter of rated charities achieving this distinction.
Friends of Chimbote is audited annually and over the last three years an average of 83% of donations have gone directly to mission programs meaning that our administrative costs are kept lower than the industry average. This allows us to allocate as many resources as possible toward mission programs and services.
Donor Impact 2016 – We Are Called To Serve
were served at mission soup kitchens providing nutritional support for all ages.
received medical care at the Santa Ana Clinic.
averaging $414 were awarded to individuals empowering them to start or grow a business to become self supporting.
from around the world donated their time, treasure, and talent through mission visits to Chimbote.
furthered their education through the mission’s vocational training program.
living in dire poverty received new or remodeled homes.
received wellness checkups testing for normal growth and development.
students attended the summer school program enhancing their education.
with donated medical, education, and household goods valued at $254,000 arrived in Chimbote in November.