Why do some other charities require little or no fundraising?

Some large charities raise the full $33k themselves and then ask the families for nothing, but those charities are heavily funded organizations, often with multi-million dollar budgets.

Our smaller organization trains just two to three dogs per year and because we are so small, we just don’t have the depth and breadth of resources that much large organizations have. So while we do fundraise, we only fundraise part (up to half) of what it takes to raise and train a Service Dog, and thus ask the families for the rest. We hope eventually to do so much fundraising that the families won't have to contribute, but we are many years away from that goal.