2012 Avivara Annual Report
2012 was a "plateau" year for Avivara. Yet, even though our overall revenues decreased slightly (-2.4%), we were still able to maintain a strong level of support for our educational programs in Guatemala. With our School Improvement Grants, we helped two of our schools implement technology/computer labs, as well as fund major equipment purchases for the first high school we have supported. Our scholarship program provided 120 scholarships, with eleven of those for students attending university classes.
Organizationally, we "planted seeds" with a number of new community groups, schools and churches in the U.S., which we project will yield increased support for our Guatemala programs in 2013.
2011 Avivara Annual Report
2011 marked the completion of our fourth full year of operations. During the year we saw continued growth in the amount of contributions received, an overall increase in the size of our donor base, and corresponding increases in the amounts of money we were able to distribute to Guatemala for school improvement grants and scholarships. Some highlights of the year included surpassing one quarter of a million dollars in total contributions since our founding in 2008, and raising over $100,000 in total revenues in 2011.
Both of our organizations, Avivara (US) and Asociacion Avivara (Guatemala) ended the year with modest operating surpluses, thus strengthening the overall financial stability we achieved in 2010.
To see our summary financial statements and read more details on how our donations were utilized to improve educational opportunities in Guatemala in 2011, you may:
Avivara 2010 Annual Report
2010 was a pivotal
year for Avivara and its affiliate organization in Guatemala, Asociacion Avivara. As a
comparatively young organization, Avivara began 2010 with moderate cash
reserves and a relatively small and concentrated donor base. However, because
of work done by the Board, staff and other volunteers, overall revenues in 2010
increased by 55% (from slightly under $61,000 in 2009 to just under $94,500 in
2010.) In addition, our number of donors increased from 143 in 2009, to 227 in
2010, a 59% expansion of our donor base. These successes allowed our educational
programs in Guatemala
to grow proportionately and move Avivara into a position of greater financial
|Avivara 2009 Annual
2009 was clearly a
difficult year for many non-profit organizations. Recent reports
indicate that, on average, revenues for non-profits decreased by 9-11%
from revenues in 2008. Fortunately, Avivara countered that
trend with an overall increase in revenues of nearly 60% over 2008, and
an increase in its number of contributors from 58 in 2008, to 143 in
2009. Therefore, we wish to sincerely thank those people who supported
the programs of Avivara this year with their generous
contributions of time, talent and treasure.
The dominant theme for Avivara in 2009 was
building relationships. We strengthened our ties to the schools we work
with and had many more opportunities to work side-by-side with the
teachers in the classrooms. We also expanded the number of secondary
students receiving scholarships and continued to work closely with the
community library/after school center group in Zacatecas. Through
enhancements to our website and email capabilities we were also able to
connect with many more people and significantly increase awareness of
our programs and activities.
|Avivara 2008 Annual Report
2008 was the first year of full operations for Avivara and its affiliate organization in Guatemala, Asociacion Avivara. The
major accomplishments for 2008 included incorporation in both Guatemala
and the United States and recognition as a 501(c)(3) public charity by
the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. In terms of its programs, Avivara established
grant relationships with seven Guatemala Schools, provided scholarships
for two secondary students and supported the opening of two after
school learning centers. It also established five school-to-school
partnerships. Financially, Avivara finished the year with a small operating surplus, the majority of which will go to fund programs in 2009.
Questions regarding the Avivara Annual Reports or 990 annual returns to the IRS should be directed to: Gary Teale, Executive Director though our Contact Us link.