2012 Annual Report

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We value the support and generosity of our funders and spend funds prudently and in accordance with program plans described in our fundraising appeals. Eighty percent of our spending goes directly to programs that reach millions of families and young people. We leverage an $8.8 million operating budget into more than 15 times its impact.

$8.8 million

  • Corporations 42%
  • Special Events 24%
  • Government Grants 17%
  • Individuals 6%
  • Reserve Fund 7%
  • Foundations and Alliances 4%

$8.8 million

  • Services for Families and Teens 50%
  • Program Materials 20%
  • Research 10%


  • Fundraising 12%
  • Administrative 8%

Thank you to
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Measuring Effectiveness
Our model is to document program effectiveness and drive higher rates of utilization. We make a formal report to our board of directors each year, where we assess our effectiveness in achieving our mission. In 2012, nearly four million online visitors found the personal support, tools, resources and answers they needed to prevent or get help for a teen or young adult, and hundreds called our Parents Toll-Free Helpline. Our parent support specialists have answered hundreds of calls, offering support and counsel to families in need. We are also active in communities across the country and require participant evaluations of all of our training programs.

Governance and Oversight
The Partnership at Drugfree.org adheres to charity management and fundraising standards and consistently receives high marks from charity-monitoring and watchdog agencies like the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance and Charity Navigator. Our volunteer board of directors is active and independent, providing oversight over operations and staff.

Independent Audit
The firm of KPMG LLP conducts an annual review of our financial statements in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. A copy of audited statements and our annual 990 tax return, prepared by Grant Thornton LLP, can be viewed online at drugfree.org, or you can request a copy by calling 212-973-3503.