19 Years in the Black

Since 2001, By The Hand has grown from just 16 to nearly 1,600 kids. To serve more kids who are in critical need of intervention, we’ve expanded from one to five locations, and our budget has increased by double digits annually. Yet we’ve finished in the black for 19 consecutive years—that’s every year since we were founded.

Investing in the Lives of Others

By The Hand is not endowed. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of others to fund the wraparound programs our kids need. With God’s leading and provision, we hope to serve nearly 2,000 kids by 2021—and reach even more kids who are in critical need of intervention.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT TOTAL EXPENSES
08/31/2006* $2,065,207 $1,724,473
08/31/2007 $2,232,481 $2,032,729
08/31/2008 $2,965,660 $2,876,106
08/31/2009 $3,972,137 $3,531,638
08/31/2010 $3,730,606 $3,708,484
08/31/2011 $4,256,435 $4,086,364
08/31/2012 $4,428,640 $4,404,891
08/31/2013 $5,345,234 $5,228,305
08/31/2014 $5,840,737 $5,794,541
08/31/2015 $5,797,655 $5,678,935
08/31/2016 $6,928,767 $6,884,718
08/31/2017 $8,070,755 $7,637,677
08/31/2018 $8,409,282 $8,218,111
08/31/2019 $9,801,744 $9,499,496
08/31/2020 $11,202,614 $9,861,084

*The year By The Hand was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) entity. 

OPERATING FROM A SOLID FOUNDATION

By The Hand has always kept fund development and administrative expenses at a minimum. This allows us to maintain an annual cost of $6,500 per child, devoting approximately 80 cents of every dollar to programming for the kids. If you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us or download one of our annual reports.

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Annual Report Archive

Each year, By The Hand shares the highlights and accomplishments of the previous fiscal year in our Annual Report. Each report will give you a sense of the impact you have through By The Hand and a deeper understanding of how the gifts we receive are used to directly transform lives.

BUDGET

FY September 2019 – August 2020
$10,159,500

Thank you for your faithful support in making The Solution possible—and helping kids from under-resourced neighborhoods have abundant life. You are changing young lives forever!

UNRESTRICTED REVENUE BY SOURCE (FY SEPTEMBER 2018 – AUGUST 2019)

Unrestricted Revenue by Source

FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES (FY SEPTEMBER 2018 – AUGUST 2019)

Functional Expenses

TRANSFORMING LIVES

Together, we can make it possible for our students across Chicago to experience abundant life.

MAKE A GIFT.

By The Hand currently serves 1,570 children, but many more are in need of intervention. And the window of time we have to reach them is narrow. But you can help a child have abundant life—right now. No matter the amount, every gift makes The Solution possible.

WAYS TO GIVE

START A FUNDRAISER.

Looking for a cause to support—individually, or as a group? You can start a fundraiser by hosting an event, creating a challenge, or pledging your birthday. There are many ways to raise funds for By The Hand and each helps a child have abundant, eternal life.

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TALENTS.

When you volunteer to make The Solution possible, you fill a special need. You are the one feeding the children, teaching them about the Lord, and helping them succeed in school and in life. There are many opportunities to get involved—perhaps in a neighborhood near you.

VOLUNTEER

CONNECT WITH US.

Whether you’re giving, fundraising, volunteering, or praying, it’s good to know you’re making a difference that will last for generations. Connect with us through social media or subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about how you can help make The Solution possible.

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