We at the Gender Health Center are working to provide more insight into our budget and finances. In order to do this, we keep all of our financial records available to the public. To us, the public means people who have trouble understanding complex financial statements and budgeting. To us, the public means people who receive services from us. To us, the public means people who may or may not have a background in financial literacy. In order to provide a clear, and explicit understanding to our community members and all people, we always offer the interrogation of where our money is going, where it’s being spent and where it came from. We find that this level of transparency is something that drives our community to be able to do better, and to fully benefit from our programs at GHC, everyone must readily understand them- including and especially the part about the money. Our background and history at GHC has shown us that when there is an administration that is not transparent about where money is coming from and where it is going, this is the best way to ensure that people become abused and exploited; this is true for both staff and our community members. In the spirit of providing a clear, and explicit understanding of our finances to our community members and all people, we are always open to the interrogation of where our money is going, where it's being spent and where it came from.
Our community deserves better than 7%, as we are one of the highest marginalized communities in areas like healthcare, hate crimes, legislation and financial class.