How Funding is Utilized

 Unlike many other non-profit organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island raises over 70% of its operating revenues from non-government sources. Most of our funding is comprised of event revenue, funds from our Recycled Clothing Program, and Grants. The balance comes from monetary donations from individuals or our sponsors.

With such a large portion of our funding coming from our Recycled Clothing Program, we are proud to say that your clothing donation really does help our kids get matched with mentors. For information on how to donate your used clothing, just click here. 

The process of matching deserving children with positive adult role models can be costly. Matching children in our various programs with positive adult role models requires screening, training and monitoring. Given that our vision is to put a mentor in the life of every child who needs one, funding plays an ever important role in our success as well as the development of children in our community.

How Funding is Utilized

Regardless of the source or the amount of the donations we receive, we are committed to spending each dollar responsibly and with transparency.

Funding is Utilized for:

  • Volunteer screening and training
  • Monitoring friendships
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Quality assurance
  • New program development
  • Marketing and fundraising initiatives

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 250-756-2447 or email