About Our Finances
Our financial records are examined monthly by our Treasurer Catherine Sheets and are reviewed each year by David Pelliccione, C.P.A. and audited by the Georgia Advocacy Office. Our reviewed financial statements are available upon request. Our Form 990s are available on Guidestar.org as well.
Over the years our financial strategy has been to increase local grassroots donations and decrease our dependence on government support. We no longer apply for a City of Savannah grant and our largest donor is the Georgia Advocacy Office, with whom we contract to provide protection and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities in Chatham County using the citizen advocacy model. The rest of our financial support comes from local individuals, businesses, churches and synagogues, family foundations and civic clubs. For this we are truly grateful.
Our revenue sources for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) were:
Georgia Advocacy Office: $78,000
Local Individuals: $ 64,000
Local Businesses: $ 22,000
Local Family Foundations: $ 84,000
Oysters on the Bluff: $29,000
Faith Groups: $ 11,000
Civic Groups: $200
Investment Income: $10,445
In addition to this generous support, we were gifted an unexpected $104,000 bequest from the estate of a long time financial supporter that will be used for our operating reserves for the future.
If you would like to be a part of sustaining Citizen Advocacy in Savannah this year and next, we welcome your support – and we depend on it!