Many charities pay as much as 78% of contributions to fundraising, and overhead. Our goal is to put as close to 100% of all donations directly into projects that have the greatest potential and most efficient yield.
Wheels and Wells for Africa™ uses at least 98 cents out of every dollar to bore wells and purchase bikes for rural Ugandan students and other qualifying individuals. We do this by keeping our organization small and simple.
Wheels and Wells is supported by its founder, attorney Clifford J. Steele, whose law firm has donated almost all office necessities that usually cause high administrative expenses to NGO’s. With the cooperation of many volunteers, we avoid most expenses that bloat other charities’ budgets.
There are no salaries paid to anyone by The Clean Water Foundation, Inc. Officer and directors serves the corporation without fee or reward other than the knowledge that almost 100 cents of every dollar contributed to The Clean Water Foundation goes directly to help improve the daily life necessities of rural subsistence villagers in East Africa. We have no paid employees. Travel, air transportation to Uganda, local travel, food, and accommodations are paid with personal funds, with no reimbursement or other expense taken from our contributions.
Still, there are a few expenses any organization must pay. These include minor costs of stationery, annual corporate fees to the State of Georgia, IRS fees to register as a 501c3 corporation, incorporation fees and other minor miscellaneous expenses.
Each year so far, we have exceeded our goal that at least 98 cents of every dollar raised, will be used directly to drill a well or purchase and distribute a bicycle.