We believe in stewarding our resources well and maintaining transparency with donors, partners, volunteers and the community. For this reason, we created this snapshot of our yearly budget, salaries, and impact statement so you can feel confident when donating to and serving with DASH Network!
Recurring donors are also invited to an annual budget meeting where the Executive Director presents a detailed breakdown of our budget.
We can assure you that your donation is not just another drop in the bucket. See our 990’s below.
Housing and Food
DASH currently houses up to 50 residents at a given time.
We currently rent 8 apartment units in downtown Fort Worth.
On average, a resident stays in our program 22 months while awaiting their work permit.
DASH costs 62% less per individual than ICE Detention Centers, while offering a much higher quality of care
DASH has approximately 102 active volunteers.
We estimate that volunteers donate 4,284 hours annually
DASH hosts 6 main events per year to bring the community together, elevate the voices of those seeking asylum and raise awareness
DASH hosts 24 community-building events for residents each year
2023 Budget Breakdown
Our operating budget for 2023 is $876,450. That’s $48/day per resident at full capacity
This budget supports 50 residents seeking asylum and is the most holistic program DASH has ever offered*
Our staff & volunteers work tirelessly to secure over $800k/yr in donated goods, services and time!
This budget includes 6 full-time staff members and 9 part-time staff members
We have also been blessed with 3 volunteer staff members working an average of 10/hr week
You can be assured every dollar donated to DASH Network is carefully stewarded to provide housing, food, community and support services to those seeking asylum
Find out how you can join us in reaching this goal!
*This year, you helped provide increased community among residents through an on-site Community Coordinator, increased access to legal assistance through the Legal Coordinator, increased access to Education and ESL resources through the Education & Community Resource Coordinator and more robust case work support with the addition of a Case Worker. It truly takes a village!
2023 Funding Sources
DASH receives no government funding. All funding is generously provided by individual donors, churches, local businesses, and foundations. We have only one fundraiser each Fall that supports our operations for the upcoming fiscal year. We are also proud recipients of the 2023 Guidestar/Candid Silver Seal of Transparency.