27th annual Be A Voice Gala is Jan.6 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. View sponsorship opportunities and buy tickets here.

Financials

Voices For Children - Donor Breakdown

Since our founding in 1984, Voices For Children Foundation, Inc. (VFC) has become a model organization for positive change in the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected children. This has been made possible by the generous support and shared commitment of our dedicated donors. Responsible administration and our emphasis on programmatic impact have allowed us to consistently earn the highest ratings from watchdog groups such as Charity Navigator.

VFC hosted its 26th Annual “Be A Voice Gala” this January raising a record-breaking fundraise of over $1.1 Million. With fresh leadership from new President and CEO Kadie Black, who joined VFC in April 2022, and incoming VFC Board Chair Kira Grossman of the law firm Grossman, LeMontang, De La Fuente.  VFC began plans to increase revenues by resuming all core annual fundraising events and potentially adding new events geared towards showcasing the impact donors have on the youth served by the organization.

VFC also requested additional government public and private funding to begin to provide incremental Guardian ad Litem Office staff salary increases to reduce staff turnover and safeguard the Guardian ad Litem Office’s representation of 100% of Miami-Dade’s dependent children.

Looking towards 2023, VFC began making plans to deepen its programmatic impact and expand its capacity by adding communications and human resources managers and an outreach coordinator plus marketing/branding and social media professionals to its team of highly competent and committed individuals. This will enable the organization to bring more attention to the needs of children represented by the Guardian Ad Litem Program, to facilitate increased and more diverse financial support, to foster increased GAL volunteer recruitment and increase community awareness of and concern for dependent children.

In 2021-2022, a total of $4,492,985 was raised, including $1,258,967 from individuals and corporations; $654,641 from foundations; $2,428,439 from local, state and federal government sources; and $150,938 in in-kind contributions.

A total of 858 unduplicated dependent children of all ages received direct financial assistance for basic needs including food, rent, utilities, clothing/shoes, medical expenses, furniture and transportation as documented by CN Program Request & Disbursement Forms.

451 children and families received direct financial assistance specifically to meet pandemic-related needs.

According to Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations, VFC continued to earn a 4-star rating. This highest possible rating indicates that the organization adheres to nonprofit sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that VFC exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its area of work.

Voices and the Miami Dade Guardian Ad Litem Program are grateful to the foundations and other private funding sources that made 2021-2022 a success despite the pandemic’s negative consequences.

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You can lend your voice by donating, volunteering for our Guardians Ad Litem program, or starting a conversation in your community. We always need volunteers and donations - whatever you can do helps.

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