We believe in stewarding our resources well and maintaining transparency with donors, partners, volunteers and our 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. Visit the “Give” page for our 990’s.
Housing and Food
DASH currently houses up to 35 asylum seekers at a given time. We hope to double this number in the next 3-5 years!
We currently rent 5 apartment units in downtown Fort Worth.
Single women or women with very young children are typically housed with host families in the DFW area. We currently support 5 host homes across the metroplex.
On average, an asylum seeker stays in our program 2-3 years while awaiting their work permit.
DASH costs 83% LESS per individual than ICE Detention Centers, while offering a much higher quality of care.
DASH has approximately 75 active volunteers
We estimate that volunteers join in DASH’s mission for more than 1,500 hours annually
Every asylum seeker in our program is paired with 1-2 advocates
DASH hosts 4 main events per year to celebrate the culture and family of DASH Network.
DASH hosts a MONTHLY All DASH meeting to celebrate share updates, celebrate together, and pray. Everyone is welcome!
52% of our budget goes directly to house and feed residents
15% of our budget goes toward social services (social worker) and equipping residents
25% is spent on salaries for Executive Director, Director of Operations and Director of Communications & Events
3% is spent on events & fundraising and 4% on admin
Our operating budget for 2021 is approximately $278,150
This budget supports approximately 35 asylum seekers
Our staff & volunteers work tirelessly to secure over $750k a year in donated goods and services
DASH employs two full-time staff (Executive Director, Social Worker) and two part-time staff (Director of Operations, Director of Events and Communication). All staff are paid $15/hour.
DASH is able to operate without the overhead costs associated with running an office by taking advantage of free meeting spaces, including homes, churches, and public meeting rooms.
DASH receives no government funding. All funding is generously provided by individual donors, churches, local businesses, and occasional grants. We have only one fundraiser each Fall that supports our operations for the upcoming fiscal year. We are also proud recipients of the 2020 Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency.