We are Small But Mighty
Operating with a small team of dedicated professionals and an annual budget of approximately $700,000, Schurig Center impacts over 2,000 survivors, caregivers, and community members a year through on-site therapeutic services, resource referral assistance, concussion education (concussionmarin.org), and educational presentations.
Community support plays a vital role in our ability to provide services. We also acquire in-kind donations for materials needed in our services and fundraising events. We invest our fiscal resources to hire highly qualified staff to administer specialized services and to cover the cost of operating our physical center.
Our Sources of Funding
- 31% Foundations and Grants
- 25% Individual Giving
- 25% Special Events
- 14% Fee for Services
- 5% Government
Did You Know…
We must fund-raise over 85% of our annual budget.
Schurig Center does not receive health insurance reimbursements and receives very minimal government funding. Many people mistakenly believe that health insurance or government sources provide funding for organizations such as Schurig Center. On the contrary, due to the non-medical nature of our post-acute rehabilitative services, we do not qualify for either source of funding. Survivors and families come to our center seeking continued rehabilitation and support after their health insurance coverage for treatment has ended.
70% of the people we serve live on a low income.
Schurig Center was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to our services regardless of financial ability. A brain injury can dramatically and suddenly affect a person’s ability to return to work at the same level they were before their injury. We offer all of our services on a sliding scale basis or free. We turn no one away who needs our services. Community support enables us to carry forth this mission.
Neuroscience research shows the importance of post-acute rehabilitation is clearer than ever before!
Survivors are capable of improvement in quality of life for many years after their medical treatments have ended. Research has concluded that the brain has an amazing capacity to rehabilitate after an injury. This neuroplasticity means the brain can change both in physical structure and in functional organization. For this to take place, the brain needs to be actively engaged and challenged. The process of rehabilitation can take months or even years to reach its potential. On the continuum of care, this is where Schurig Center plays a vital role by providing long-term, affordable rehabilitative services.
In this edition, we celebrate our 30th anniversary of service to the community by honoring the work of our founder, Karen G. Schurig, and countless supporters who help make our work possible. View the report here.
Your Support is Vital to Our Continued Success
We are deeply grateful to all who have made contributions to support our mission! As the number of brain injury survivors in the Bay Area increases, Schurig Center continues to meet their needs by expanding our services thanks to the generosity of community members like you.