WWF's programmatic investments are designed
to address some of the toughest conservation
issues of our time, requiring strategic, focused,
and sustained engagement. Our work in FY12
was guided by three principles: continue to
grow programs that are delivering the highest
conservation value and results; ensure we have
the right talent and resources to generate needed
funding for those programs; and provide solid
mission support while maximizing the efficiency
of our work.
WWF's FY13 financial performance continued the
trend of positive results we have seen in recent years.
At $266.3 million, the total revenues and support
represent an increase of 9% over FY12. Operating
revenues and Contributions grew by 2%, while
Government, WWF Network and In-kind revenues
achieved total growth of 16%. Corporations and other
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) rounded
out the additional source of increased revenue
through multiyear gifts representing growth of 335%
and 240% respectively.
Our operating budget grew 9%, with programmatic
spending again representing 85% of total expenses.
Fundraising activities made up just 10% of total
expenditures, with 4% going toward philanthropic
fundraising efforts and 6% going toward our
membership program. Management and administration costs accounted for the modest
final 5% of total expenses
These results, along with non-operating activity,
contributed to total net assets of $318.8 million, a
$47.1 million increase over FY12 levels.
As both the challenges of conservation and the
resources needed to address them grow, WWF’s
mission remains constant: to conserve nature and
reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity
of life on Earth. We are always moving forward,
looking for new and better ways to accomplish
the important work ahead. We are gratified by the
support we receive, and thank you for joining us.