Annual Report 2005
Oxfam America revenues for 2005 set a record at just over $79 million. This represents tremendous growth both in revenues--a $39 million increase over revenues from 2004--and in numbers of people like you who make up the Oxfam family.
Oxfam America revenues for 2005 set a record at just over $79 million. This represents tremendous growth both in revenues—a $39 million increase over revenues from 2004—and in numbers of people like you who make up the Oxfam family.
Much of our growth in 2005 was a result of the tsunami, which garnered more than 100,000 first-time donors and more than $30 million in tsunami-related donations. Oxfam America pooled two-thirds of these funds with resources from other Oxfam affiliates into an Oxfam International Tsunami Fund to support our coordinated rehabilitation effort. We expect to spend the remainder of the funds on our rebuilding work over the next three years.
Beyond the tsunami, this was a record year for growth in other categories as well. Regional programs grew from $13 million to nearly $17 million. This allowed for new and expanded programming, including our robust new microfinance efforts, an increased presence in the Horn of Africa, and the launch of an HIV/AIDS program in southern Africa. Public education and policy and advocacy grew by a combined total of $3.5 million.