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Financial Overview

At Plan International Canada, we are constantly balancing our commitment to ensure that the maximum amount of money is spent on programs that directly benefit children. Our focus is to meet and grow our commitments to children, as well as the more than 86,000 communities we work with over the long term.

Read 2016 ANNUAL REVIEW Read our 2016 Accomplishments

Total revenue over the past five years ($ Millions)

Revenue by Fiscal Year
2016   210.5
2015   202.6
2014   170.8
2013   166.5
2012   146.8
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$ Millions

Over the past five years, revenue has grown by


Detailed breakdown for 2016

Revenue sources

 Child sponsorship 36.8%
 Government & other grants 36.2%
 Gifts in kind 16.6%
 Contributions, gifts & bequests 10.2%
 Investments & other income 0.2%
Total revenue ($ Million) $210.5


 Program expenditures 81.7%
 Fundraising 11.6%
 Operations 6.7%
Total expenditures ($ Million) $208

Program expenditures

 Maternal & child newborn health and development 24.1%
 Emergencies and food assistance 28.4%
 Education 16.6%
 Economic security 5.6%
 Water and sanitation 6.9%
 Child protection 4.5%
 Sponsorship and programmatic communications 4.0%
 Child participation 2.4%
 Sexual and reproductive health 7.4%
 Development Education 0.1%
Program expenditures – 81.7% of total expenditures

How donations reach communities

Child sponsorship contributions are pooled centrally, and go to community development projects that benefit all of the children and families in that community.

Designated contributions – such as major financial donations, Gifts of Hope, or ongoing contributions to project and community sponsorships – go to the project chosen by the donor, and are managed by Plan International Canada in collaboration with Plan International's Country Offices.

In all cases, the funds support projects that have been developed in collaboration with community members – including children. Plan International works closely with communities to build schools, educate teachers, dig wells, open health clinics, provide vocational training, innovate to improve crop yields, give people access to loans to start small businesses and much more.