Veterans Yoga Project, an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, strives to maintain the honor and commitment our veterans have sworn to uphold. Program development and management, teacher training, and organizational expenses are covered by funds raised by grants, fundraising activities, and earned income from Mindful Resilience trainings and contract yoga services. The charts below show our revenue sources and income disbursement. For further financial information, please contact our COO John Oppenheim.
Please check out our latest monthly report.
This recent report is the result of a study conducted with Veterans Yoga Project and the Northport VA Medical Center. The report describes the effects of Mindful Resilience on stress and pain scores across more than 1200 visits among veterans participating in classes at the Northport VA.
Please take the opportunity to read the latest article from the Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health which discusses the positive effects of yoga for the armed forces.
We currently offer three types of programs:
- Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery teacher training
- Yoga classes offered to veterans (taught by VYP teachers)
- Healing retreats
All yoga classes and retreats are free or nominal cost to our veterans. We offer partial scholarships for veterans to attend our yoga teacher trainings. These programs account for 79% of our expenses.
Veterans Yoga Project is, in part, a virtual organization. With that, we have expenses that aid in our effectiveness and reach. VYP's professional fees are for: web site administration, marketing and social media costs, promotional materials, software costs, liability insurance, and travel. All costs are allocated between Programs and Operations.
Veterans Yoga Project relies largely on volunteer support. We do not have any paid employees. Our Executive Director, Program Director, and Development Director have contracted salaries. Although we strive to pay our teachers to teach veterans classes in the community, a majority volunteer their time.