2018 South African Financial Snapshot

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In 2018, Mo Bros and Mo Sisters from across South Africa helped us raise global-substitution-country_funds_raised for Movember.

These donations allow us to raise awareness, invest in vital men's health initiatives and run Movember each year. We want to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives. We do this by investing in the following critical areas: mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.


We distribute funds to a broad range of men's health project and to trusted men's health partners.

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All funds distributed to our men's health partners are restricted to use in Movember approved projects only.

The work we fund


We keep costs down so donations go where they’re needed most.

In 2018 our South African fundraising and administrative costs totalled just global-substitution-local_costs, with global-substitution-local_retained_funds retained for investment in future campaigns.

In other words, global-substitution-devoted_funds_raised of all South African funds raised have been devoted to helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives.

Allocation of funds from Movember 2018 in South Africa saw global-substitution-devoted_funds_raised of funds raised going to men's health projects.

Costs that fall under fundraising and admin include:

  • Credit card processing fees
  • Systems development and technology to process donations securely
  • Bank fees
  • Legal costs
  • Salaries for admin support staff
  • Telecommunications and computer equipment
  • Insurance
  • Office rent and maintenance costs
  • Travel

2018 Global Financial Snapshot

20 countries
321,975 Mo Bros & Mo Sisters

$102.9 million raised for men's health

In 2018, the Movember community championed men’s health in 20 countries across the world. Through Growing Mo’s, Moving for men’s health and Hosting Mo-ments, we raised $102.9 million.

Our focus on costs and economy of scale has resulted in a global cost-to-funds-raised ratio of 22.0%.

As a fiscally conservative organisation Movember retains a small percentage of funds to cover future campaigns and to ensure the long-term continuity of the organisation. The retained funds are being progressively built up over multiple campaigns, and once the Board of Directors are satisfied they are at a sufficient level, no further funds will be retained.

Distribution of funds from the international 2018 Movember campaign saw 72.6% allocated to men’s health, 5.4% to retained funds, 16.4% to fundraising costs, and 5.6% to admin costs.

Global Annual Reports

Throughout our history we’ve stayed committed to high levels of efficiency, transparency and accountability. Each September we publish an annual report detailing the previous year’s campaign, financials and outcomes.

Read our Global Annual Reports