2016 Easterseals Impact Statement
- We’re changing the way the world defines and views disabilities by making a profound, positive difference in people’s lives every day – something we’ve been doing for nearly 100 years!
- In 2016, we reached $1.6 billion in total domestic revenue (including federal and local government funding, insurance providers, corporate partners, foundation grants and individual gifts) In 2016, we served 1.5 million clients and family members.
- In 2016, of Easterseals combined functional expenses of 1.8 billion, 89% was spent on program services, public education and trainings and only 11% was spent on fundraising, administration and other support. We make it possible across a network of 73 affiliates in communities nationwide, plus four international partners (Ability First Australia, CONFE, Easter Seals Canada and Easter Seals Puerto Rico).
Easterseals’ Advocates in 2016:
- Volunteers | 43,588
- Employees | 32,249
- Active Direct Mail Donors | over 1 million
- Email Subscribers | 640,000
- Public Policy Activists | 31,427
- Easterseals HQ Social Media Followers | 67,500
- Earned Media & Ad Value | 1 Billion Impressions Valued at $10 million
Our affiliate network offers hundreds of home and community-based services and supports—categorized into five distinct support areas: Live, Learn, Work, Play and Act, accompanied by 2016 participation numbers.
Live: Hands on, comprehensive, vital programs and support to help people reach their full potential:
- Adult and Senior Services: 25,251
- Autism Services: 25,279
- Medical Rehabilitation and Health Services: 62,652
- Mental Health Services: 33,089
- Residential and Housing Services: 4,167
Learn: Programs designed to help children and adults learn—and often re-learn—basic functions, master skills needed to develop and thrive, and be sharp and active across the lifespan:
- Online development screening tool (ASQ): 7,405
- Assistive Technology: 12,673
- Early Intervention Services: 41,150
- Child Care Services: 4,460
- Children Services: 47,340
- Work: A range of training, placement and related services helping people prepare for the workforce:
- Veterans and Military Family Services: 10,011
- Workforce Development Services: 68,938
Play: Fun, healthy programs for children, adults and caregivers to relax, connect with friends and engage in constructive activities including:
- Camping and Recreation: 24,228
- Respite Services: 6,705
- Support Services: 200,871
Act: Involvement opportunities for our vibrant community of friends and supporters which includes advocacy, volunteerism, special events and digital engagements.
- Community Engagement and Outreach: 509,382 reached
- Educational Programming: 346,046 trained
- Volunteer Activities: 41,139
- In May 2016, we unveiled a new, revitalized brand—an endeavor over two years in the making. The new brand is rolling out across our 74 affiliates spanning until 2018. This brand is our re-introduction to the American public as the indispensable resource for individuals and families facing disabilities.
- You’ll see our new brand take hold over our website, social media, through a variety of communications and across our local centers over the next few years.
- One thing we aren’t changing is who we support or how we make a difference. We remain the champion for people living with disabilities, veterans, caregivers and families—taking on disability, together.