The DCF Financials Summary

Dharma Civilization Foundation (DCF) is a 501c3 certified California Non-Profit Corporation. All donations made to DCF are Tax deductible.

In the world of Non-Profit organizations one measure that universally determines the efficiency of the Organization is its Program Spending Ratio. The program Spending Ratio can be defined as the % of every dollar earned by the Non-Profit organization that is actually spent on the cause for which the Non-Profit is raising money. The reminder portion of the $1 is usually spent on administration and fund raising. Administration of Non-Profit Organizations usually includes administrative staff costs, legal fees, accounting and financial support, management costs including meetings and travel, as well as technology costs related to web sites, newsletters, e-mail management and so on. Fund raising costs include marketing, printed materials such as brochures, folders, advertising campaigns, event organization, costs associated with special events, performances and general cultivation of potential donors.

Program Spending Ratios vary by Non-Profit Sector – Some sectors are more efficient than others. An analysis done across a sample of 56,000 different Non-Profit Organizations in five different Non-Profit Sectors by the Center on Non-Profits and Philanthropy, Indiana University1 revealed the following industry performance standards.

Average Program
Spending Ratio
Average Administration and
Fund Raising Expense Ratio
Human Services 80% 20%
Arts Culture and Humanities 72% 28%
Education 80% 20%
Health Care 79% 21%
Environment and Animals 78% 22%

DCF’s Performance against the Industry Benchmark

Dharma Civilization Foundation was started in the year 2012.Here is a brief summary of DCF’s financial performance from June 2012 to July 2015.

Total Funds Raised through accrued and committed contributions (2012 – 2015) = $ 2,167,677
Total Funds Spent across all categories of Expenses (2012 – 2015) = $ 1,958,290
Total Gifts given to Universities, Professors, Students, Curricula (2012 – 2015) = $ 1,793,177
Total Administrative and Funds Development Expenses (2012 – 2015) = $ 165,113

The Program Efficiency of DCF is as shown in the chart below:

Financials-Chart-v2With a Program Efficiency of 92%, DCF is clearly a leader in its class. We hope to maintain this kind of industry leading performance in the years to come. With your support, we can beat the standards again and again.


  1. Brief on Non-Profit Overhead Costs Project, Center on Non-Profits and Philanthropy, Indian University, by Mark A. Hager, Thomas Pollack, Kennard Wing, Patrick M. Rooney and Ted Flack.