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Sustainability and Resiliency of the Minnesota Children’s Alliance

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance is a not-for-profit organization supported by generous donors, foundations, and public funding.

For calendar year 2015, The Minnesota Children’s Alliance operated off a budget of $166,684 and $133,806 in expenses.

Alliance Income for 2015

Our funding comes from a few primary sources:

  • 39% from the National Children’s Alliance
  • 17% from the Otto Bremer Foundation
  • 12% from the Minnesota Department of Safety, Office of Justice Programs
  • 17% from the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center
  • 15% from the Minnesota Department of Human Services

The above sources account for $108,452 of our 2015 income. The remaining $25,354 comes from fundraisers and small donations from supporters like you.

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-2-41-15-pmAlliance Expenses for 2015

Our expenses for the year break down into a few key categories:

  • 43% to program services.
  • 2% to management and general.
  • 2% to fund raising.
  • 6% to contractors and professional services. This includes accounting and legal services.
  • 9% to rent in our office space.
  • less and 1% to printing, publications, and postage fees.
  • 13% to training.
  • 25% to work related to our mission. Things like mileage costs and travel to CACs, conferences, educational seminars and trainings, National Children’s Alliance dues, and insurance costs.

You can help support the Minnesota Children’s Alliance protect children by giving a donation today.

Sustainability of individual CACs in Minnesota

Child Advocacy Centers are inherently not-for-profit entities, just like us here at the Minnesota Children’s Alliance. Operating costs for a facility, its staff, and equipment can cost a CAC tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year depending on their size and scope.

In Minnesota, CACs do receive some financial support from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Accredited facilities receive more than non-accredited facilities, but gaps in funding persist.

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance and CACs receive a lot of their support from supporters like you, both monetarily and through volunteer opportunities. Many CACs also hold regular fundraising events through the year. Here are just some of the ways you can help.

Support The Minnesota Children’s Alliance through a direct monetary donation. You may donate online or send a check to 2301 Woodbridge Street, Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113.

Support-and-shop for CACs through Amazon Wishlists. Or, set your Amazon Smile account to automatically award a portion of Amazon’s profits after every qualifying purchase you make on to the Alliance or a CAC of your choice. To find a CAC near you and see if they have Amazon Wishlists or support requests, look one up.

Volunteer with the Minnesota CACs. To find out how you can help, find a CAC near you and get involved in your local community.

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the care and investigation of sexual abuse and assault against children and at-risk adults.
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