Teach for Health held four San Francisco fundraising events in 2010, with total contributions of $5,200. In 2011, Teach for Health funding has been composed of small private donations, and numerous grants and awards.
Our organization is currently operating with major support from the Blum Center for Developing Economies, UCSF Global Health Sciences, and the United States Fulbright program.
99% of grant funding and donations are spent directly on program costs. By providing educational experiences for qualified graduate students at UCSF, Berkeley and elsewhere, TFH avoids using organizational funds for international travel. TFH also works with academics to develop applied research projects, with remaining funds after travel/room/board acquired by students from University research and travel grants actually add revenue by paying for a portion of program costs. Our goal is a be an efficient organization, maximizing community impact with effective use of funds, essentially “doing a lot with a little.” In addition to providing a high yield investment for our donors, this allows us to provide a greater chance at sustainability with our programming, where we concentrate more on doing good work than than constant fundraising.
Our Total Budget Breakdown for basic programs is as follows:
- New Intake Workshop for 25 new health promoters (food, materials, transportation from rural villages): $1,850
- Summer 2011 Continuing Education training for current health promoters $590
- Winter 2011 Continuing Education Workshop for 70 health promoters $800
- 10 monthly meetings $2100
- Yearly salary and transportation for our two local program staff $3,000
- 3 months of salary overlap for last years program staff to support our new employees $750
- First response/EMS training workshop with the San Ramon Fire Department $500
- Misc program costs, printing, office supplies $400