Financial transparency matters to us

At the CHD Coalition, we believe that nonprofit organizations should be transparent about their operational expenses. Having financial insights helps private donors and corporate sponsors choose who they want to support between similar nonprofits. It also confirms that funds are aligned with the nonprofit’s mission statement and are being used in the most effective manner.

In other words, our financial transparency holds us accountable and keeps our supporters informed—so we can focus, together, on uniting to make a change.

Where do we spend our money?

The CHD Coalition is entirely operated and led by volunteers. There are no salaried employees within our national chapter or any subsidiary. Being comprised of volunteers ensures that administrative expenses are kept as low as possible. While each subsidiary is an independent chapter and can determine how to best service their local geography, the chapter must adhere to the three pillars of the CHD Coalition: Community, Awareness, and Research. The CHD Coalition national organization oversees chapter operations and finances.

This chart highlights our Northern NJ National Chapter’s expenses allocation. Approximately 26% of funds are used for community outreach, hospital programs, and scholarships. While the marketing expenses associated with awareness and education seem very low, at 4%, this is simply the expense—and is not an accurate representation of the impact that we truly have in promoting CHD awareness to the broader public.

Every year, more than 61% of funds are used to advance CHD research and to continue research-related fundraising efforts. Because we are all volunteers, we can keep administrative expenses as low as possible—an average of 9%. This overhead will continue to decline as we invest in other, more important areas.