“And that's why the work of CAGW is so vital - vital in the battle against budget deficits and vital to the strength and resiliency of the democratic system and public confidence in our government.”- Ronald Reagan
The financial information presented here represents the combined results for Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) for the year ended December 31, 2011, and is extracted from financial statements audited by independent accountants.
CAGW and CCAGW operate on a combined budget of approximately $7 million. Neither organization accepts government support. CAGW and CCAGW accept contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations consistent with their mission to uncover, publicize and eliminate government waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. Since their inception in 1984, CAGW and CCAGW have engaged in a wide range of activities that have helped save taxpayers $1.3 trillion.
In 2011, 35 percent of the organizations' combined income came from individual contributors, while foundation support accounted for 55 percent of income and corporate contributors accounted for 10 percent.
CAGW's and CCAGW's program expenses on public education, research, and lobbying absorbed 85 percent of expenditures in 2011. Fundraising accounted for 10 percent of expenses, and management 5 percent.
Contributions to CAGW are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. CCAGW is a 501(c)(4) organization; therefore, contributions are not tax-deductible. Audited financial statements and IRS Form 990s are available upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org.