PPFA 2018-2019 Annual Report--new financial data
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This article gives you some detailed information on the financial data that was contained in the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) 2018-2019 Annual Report that was released to the public on January 4, 2020. The financial data in that report covers the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. During that time, the organization was run by Dawn Laguens (four months) and then Leana Wen (eight months).

STOPP publishes each year a data sheet on the last five years of Planned Parenthood numbers. It contains all the financial and service numbers in Planned Parenthood’s annual reports. That data sheet has been updated with the latest data from the new PPFA Annual Report and you can view it here.

In this article, we will call your attention to a few significant financial facts from the Report.

  • The total income of Planned Parenthood was $26.5 million less than last year. It is, of course, still at $1.6 billion, but the source of the decline is what makes this drop significant.
  • The lower income was, in large part, accounted for by the fact that Planned Parenthood had 400,000 less individual donors during this report period than in the previous year. That is a loss of over 26 percent of PPFA’s individual donors. We believe this loss is specifically the result of the public becoming more aware of PP’s focus on abortions rather than health care.
  • The lower donations were mitigated by an increase in taxpayer funding of the organization. Taxpayer funding now stands at $616.8 million—a record high number. These government income figures are for the period before the implementation of the HHS “Protect Life Rule.” Planned Parenthood was still receiving Title X, but was also receiving increased funds from states, cities, and counties in anticipation of the Title X reduction from the federal government. Hopefully, taxpayer funding has already begun to drop.

Planned Parenthood, of course, spends most, but not all, of the money it receives. The latest report shows it had “income in excess of expenditures” of $110.4 million. When added to last year’s “excess income,” Planned Parenthood made a profit of $355.3 million in just two years. 

In addition to how much money Planned Parenthood gets that it doesn’t need, is where it spends the money it does use. According to data presented on page 26 of the annual report:

  • Despite proclaiming itself as providing needed medical services to poor people, Planned Parenthood spends just 60 percent of its money on “medical services.”
  • Another 18 percent is spent on non-medical program services. What are they? Well, in its report Planned Parenthood lists them as:
    • Engage Communities (increase in spending this year)
    • Public Policy (increase in spending this year)
    • Advocacy (significant increase in spending this year)
    • Sexuality Education (increase in spending this year)
    • Health Care Support (DECREASE in spending this year)
    • Research (DECREASE in spending this year)
  • The final 22 percent is used for administrative and fundraising expenses.

Most donors in 2020—except those with a fixation on killing preborn babies—would not give to an organization that spends only 60 percent of its funds on what it claims is its primary mission.

For all the detailed Planned Parenthood financial numbers, go to our five year recap document.