About Us

Financials

We’ve consistently received the highest rating available for accountability and transparency.

We are fiscally responsible and financially healthy, having earned eight four-star ratings from Charity Navigator since 2010, placing us as one of the most exceptional of their rated charities. We take great pride in our financial efficiency, our transparency, and our accountability to our public and private investors. We keep our overhead low to maximize the percentage of your contributions that go directly into our programs, and we spend our program funds wisely so that as many children as possible may benefit from our work.

We are thankful for the support of our organizational investors, without whom we could never achieve success.

Investments by partners are critical to our success in changing the lives of children. Whether through a grant, sponsorship, or in-kind donation, we are grateful for the opportunities to work with others to help scale our reach and impact.

Organizational Investors*
  • AmeriCorps
  • The Belk Foundation
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District/Project LIFT
  • The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
  • Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
  • George Lucas Family Foundation
  • NoVo Foundation
  • Susan Crown Exchange
  • Trident United Way
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

*These funding partners invest $100,000 or more per year to support WINGS programs.
We’re honored to have their support and grateful for their belief in our work.

 

2016-2017 Annual Report
With more than 1,000 kids receiving social emotional learning through 11 afterschool programs, WINGS had an outstanding year. And, we set our sights on the next phase of our work: reaching 16,000 kids through partnerships and workshops.

2015-2016 Annual Report
We celebrated our 20th birthday by honoring all the milestones that moved us from 1996 to 2016. Growth, replication, fidelity, and impact highlight a few of our triumphs over the last 20 years.

2014-2015 Annual Report
By the end of 2015, WINGS had wrapped up our 3-year growth plan on target. Not only did the number of WINGS kids double, the social emotional learning movement was on fire, finally gaining recognition from the likes of Disney, Lady Gaga, The New York Times, and more.

2013-2014 Annual Report
With new support from the Wallace Foundation and NoVo Foundation and an 84% increase in public funding, we ended the year poised for success – and serving more kids.

2012-2013 Annual Report
What big year for us! We spread our wings to Atlanta, received our first multi-million multi-year grant from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, and witnessed the ancillary benefits of WINGS in Atlanta blow our expectations away.