2016 US Financial Snapshot

$16.3 million raised for Movember 2016 in the US.

74.8% of funds raised allocated to men's health programs.

In 2016, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from across the US helped us raise $16.3 Million for the Movember Foundation.

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: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.


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

In the US our program partners are the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the LIVESTRONG Foundation and the Prevention Institute. These partners, along with Movember Foundation managed programs, ensure that donations support a broad range of innovative, world-class initiatives.

All funds distributed to our men's health partners are restricted to use in Movember Foundation approved programs only. This means that no funds are used to cover any of our partners' fundraising and promotional costs – 100% goes directly to delivering health initiatives.

The work we fund


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

In 2016 our US fundraising and admin costs totaled 23.2%, with 2.1% retained for investment in future campaigns.

In other words, 74.8% of all US funds raised have been devoted to helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives.

Allocation of funds from Movember 2016 in the US saw 74.8% of funds raised going to men's health programs.

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

2016 Global Financial Snapshot

21 countries
325,225 Mo Bros & Mo Sistas

$60 million raised for men's health

In 2016 the Movember community championed men’s health in 21 countries across the world. Through the growth of more than half a million moustaches we raised $60 million.

Our focus on costs and economy of scale has resulted in a global cost-to-funds-raised ratio of 18.8%.

As a fiscally conservative organization Movember retains a small percentage of funds to cover future campaigns and to ensure the long-term continuity of the organization. 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 2016 Movember campaign saw 76.8% allocated to men’s health, 4.4% to retained funds, 12.5% to fundraising costs, and 6.3% 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