Unwavering support from donors and volunteers has made Habitat for Humanity a leader among nonprofit organizations.
Since our founding in 1976, Habitat has helped more than 29 million people obtain a safer place to sleep at night, along with the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives.
But it’s not enough. We need your support to build our impact. And with your help, we know we can do more.
Habitat for Humanity is a global leader.
As a global organization delivering local impact, Habitat is uniquely positioned to address the world’s shelter crisis.
Our work in more than 70 countries and across all 50 states in the U.S. has helped transform the lives and communities of 29 million people through housing since 1976.
With the help of more than 1.4 million volunteers each year, Habitat serves a family somewhere around the world every 21 seconds.
FY2019 individuals servedHabitat’s strategic plan looks at the number of individuals impacted by our work. We report our work as a mix of households and individuals. To present our figures as individuals, we multiply by five the number of households served by our international work, and by four (or by two for repairs) the number of households served by our work in the U.S. and Canada.
United States & Canada
|New & rehab construction||16,320|
Latin America & the Caribbean
|New & rehab construction||35,345|
Europe, Middle East & Africa
|New & rehab construction||3,860|
|Civil society facilitation||3,275|
Asia & the Pacific
|New & rehab construction||38,055|
|Civil society facilitation||1,180,010|
FY2019 consolidated financial informationAll figures presented in thousands of dollars.
Source of funds
Use of funds
|Program - U.S. affiliates||$121,512||42%|
|Program - international affiliates||$85,843||30%|
|Program - public awareness and advocacy||$16,647||6%|
|Management and general||$14,986||5%|
FY2018 combined financial informationAs autonomous nonprofit organizations, Habitat affiliates and national organizations keep their own records of revenues and expenditures. Habitat for Humanity International annually compiles combined (unaudited) financial amounts for Habitat in total. For FY2018, we estimated the total impact of the entire Habitat for Humanity mission was as follows:
FY2018 Source of funds
|Contributions and grants||$800 million||35%|
|Donated product||$713 million||31%|
|Sales of homes||$641 million||28%|
|Other income||$128 million||6%|
FY2018 Use of funds
|Management and general||$178 million||9%|
Habitat Humanitarians are high-profile volunteers recognized for their invaluable contributions.
This generous group serves as mission champions, advocates and spokespeople to raise awareness of the need for decent, affordable shelter in the U.S. and around the world.
Our Habitat Humanitarians are former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and world-renowned construction and real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott.
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In the same way bricks form the foundation of a home for a family, the gift of a Habitat house provides the foundation for community growth and development. A home is instrumental in breaking the shackles of poverty from one generation to the next.
Sometimes, God looks down on the world, and he says, ‘Why do my children treat each other like this?’ God looks down on the world today and sees you. God smiles because he sees you doing fantastic work.
When I volunteered on Habitat builds, I saw how readily families contributed their own labor. They worked as hard as the volunteers because they were building their own house. At the house dedication, there was no mistaking the joy and pride on their faces. I’ve heard how parents build on the stability of a Habitat home to enable their children to achieve greater strength and self-reliance.
I know these stories are true as I’ve met some of the families myself.
I remember that first day in the house. Just seeing my mom’s smile, just seeing my little brother and sister. You know, after we got the house, I started separating myself from negative things. I was able to come home and work on my craft as a student and as an athlete. The Habitat house really helped me focus and mature.