100 Wave Challenge

How Is BTM funded?

All services are provided at no cost to the boys or their families. This year 70% of our boys live in single mother households and 73% qualify for the free or reduced National School Lunch program.

In 2013, 66% of revenue came from our annual 100 Wave Challenge fundraising event; 21% of revenue came from the generosity of individuals and private donors, 13% of revenue came from foundation and corporation grants. The BTM organization receives no government or state funding.


Where does the money go?

To keep our program safe. The safety of the boys in our program is paramount. In today’s world we must be constantly aware of possible threats to our boys as well as potential liabilities to the Boys to Men program. This takes constant vigilance, well-designed programs, and documented policies and procedures.


  • Your donations will directly serve our boys by providing the following services.


  • Recruit and train our mentors and clear them with background checks.


  • Communicate with inquires, register boys, coordinate and produce our three-day Adventure Weekend.


  • Follow up and support mentors to insure they are being accountable to the boys they  are mentoring.


  • Collaborate and work with school administrators to identify students in need of attending site-based program meetings.


  • Follow up with parents to answer questions and make sure their children are finding value in their BTM experience.


  • Create and execute group activities throughout the year.


  • Communicate with mentors and boys to give them every opportunity to attend our site-based and community meetings.


  • Improve the quality of our programs.


  • Build Community Partnerships.


  • Grow our program evaluation and data collection programs.



The operating budget in 2015 was $562,200. A total of 72% of expenditures directly supported the mission and program costs of BTM, while 28% of expenditures covered costs of administration, management (combined-18%) and fundraising (10%).



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