This summary represents a combination of data from the Audited Financial Statements of the six (6) separate Salvation Army corporations in the United States: National Headquarters (New Jersey corporation authorized to do business in Virginia), The Salvation Army World Service Office [SAWSO] (District of Columbia corporation authorized to do business in Virginia), Central Territory (Illinois corporation), Eastern Territory (New York corporation), Southern Territory (Georgia corporation), and Western Territory (California corporation).
The four territories supervise seven thousand five hundred and forty-six (7,546) units of operation throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The National Corporation and the World Service Office serve an essential role in helping the territories fulfill their mission. Inter-corporation transactions have been eliminated for presentation purposes.
The Salvation Army has successfully rendered service in America since 1880 by maintaining conservative financial policies, enabling us to meet basic human needs without discrimination. Operating support represents funding provided by outside sources for the ongoing operations of The Salvation Army. Revenues are classified as operating or non-operating, based on donor restrictions and/or designations by the corporate Board of Trustees.
During 2012, the Army spent $3.29 billion serving people, up from $3.23 billion the prior year. Eighty-two cents of every dollar spent, or $2.71 billion, went toward program services; the remainder was accounted for by management and general expenses of $381 million and by fundraising costs of $203 million. Approximately 79% of these expenditures were funded by public and other operating support received during the year, with the remaining funding provided by the release of net assets that were previously donor-restricted or board-designated for long-term projects.
Total public support – both operating and non-operating – was $1.92 billion, changed from $1.70 billion in 2011. It comprised $1.01 billion of general contributions, $310 million of legacies and bequests, $531 million of gifts in kind, and $71 million of allocations from local United Way and similar funding organizations.
During 2012, other operating and non-operating revenue increased net assets by $1.80 billion, in contrast to an increase of $779 million in the prior year. Other revenue comprised of program service fees of $148 million, sales to the public of $624 million, net investment gain of $987 million, and miscellaneous other revenue of $46 million.
In addition, fees and grants were given to The Salvation Army from various government agencies totaling $354 million for 2012, up from $351 million in the prior year.
About 58% of the Army’s net assets consist of land, buildings, and equipment ($4.26 billion), plus invested board-designated reserves for future capital expenditures, ongoing facilities maintenance, and specific programs ($1.19 billion). The remainder primarily comprises investment of donors’ temporarily restricted gifts and permanently restricted endowments.
Doing the Most Good for those in need is our highest goal. We pledge to maintain the highest standards of financial accountability to earn your continued trust. To that end, Salvation Army centers are audited by independent certified public accountants in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. These audited financial statements, along with the opinions of independent certified public accountants, are available for request here.
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|Outposts and Service Centers||182|
|Community Centers, Boys/Girls Club||317|
|Child Day-Care Centers||100|
|Adult Day-Care Centers||12|
|Senior Citizen Centers||268|
|Group Homes/Temp Housing||553|
|TOTAL Centers of Operation||7,546|
|Basic Social Services||18,820,811|
|Summer & Day Camps||203,211|
|Persons Visited in Institutions||2,350,106|
|Community Centers Participants||1,416,801|
|TOTAL Persons Assisted||30,946,888|
|Advisory Organization Members||57,273|
|Weekday Public Meetings||2,062,917|
|TOTAL Group Meeting Attendance||26,235,653|
|Welfare Orders - Cash Grants||8,216,489|
|Tangible Items Distributed -
Clothes, Furniture, Gifts
Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2012
Representing 7,546 centers of operation throughout the United States including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia
These financial statements represent a combination of data extracted from the audited financial statements of the National Corporation, the World Service Office, and the four U.S. Territories – the Central Territory, the Eastern Territory, the Southern Territory, and the Western Territory. Inter-corporation transactions have been eliminated for presentation purposes.