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How We Spend Our Money

Our fiscal year runs from January 1 to December 31. Each fall, the Board approves the operating budget for the following year. ECOLIFE is very fortunate to have a Board who covers our overhead and fundraising expenses. 100% of any donation goes directly toward programs. In 2021 we allocated 24.5% to Fundraising, 7.1% toward Overhead, and 68.4% toward Programs.

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2021 Budget
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2021 largest undertaking for the Sustainable Agriculture Program was the design and construction of the Modular Aquaponics Response Kit (MARK) prototype at the Aquaponics Innovation Center. After months of planning, we were able to “break ground” on the first Modular Aquaponics Response Kit, and we anticipate completion in early 2022.

Coming back into the Escondido office and meeting the team in the Mexico office (in June) after being quarantined and travel being very limited, reminded us of the diverse set of skills each team member brings to our work. We concluded 2021 approaching 10,000 stoves built and look forward to crossing that milestone in the first quarter of 2022.