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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 2015 ANNUAL REVIEW Read our 2015 Accomplishments

Total Revenue Over the Past Five Years

Total revenue over 5 years chart

Over the past five years, revenue has grown by


Detailed breakdown for 2015

Revenue sources

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 Child sponsorship 39.1%
 Government & other grants 33.3%
 Gifts in kind 15%
 Contributions, gifts & bequests 12.4%
 Investments & other income 0.2%
Total revenue ($million) $202.6


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 Program expenditures 80.5%
 Fundraising 13.5%
 Operations 6%
Total expenditures ($million) $198.8

Program expenditures

Total revenue pie chart
 Maternal & child newborn health and development 32.6%
 Emergencies and food assistance 24.7%
 Education 14%
 Economic security 6.4%
 Water and sanitation 5.5%
 Child protection 4.9%
 Sponsorship and programmatic communications 3.4%
 Child participation 2.5%
 Sexual and reproductive health 6%
Program expenditures – 80.5% 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.