Investing for impact

Where your money goes

Investing for impact

Your generosity is behind everything we do, and we ensure your donation has the biggest impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Last year 80.8 per cent of donated dollars went to our work overseas, bringing real and lasting change to millions of people in need. The remaining 19.2 per cent enabled us to advocate for greater change and to leverage your donations, turning your $1 into far more in the field.

Where your money went last year

Income Sources

The generosity of New Zealanders is what enables World Vision to continue our efforts to eliminate poverty and injustice.


Allocation of Income

World Vision New Zealand aims to ensure the highest proportion of its funds reaches those most in need to overcome poverty and injustice.



Investment per Region

Thanks to you, World Vision New Zealand worked across five regions last year and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in the world according to the Human Development Index. These projects included work in community development, emergency relief, and advocacy.

What your support has achieved

Our work is made possible mainly by the support of generous Kiwis. It’s your commitment that enables us to bring positive change to the lives of people facing extreme poverty, disaster or crisis. Thank you!


Our Accountability

We work hard to ensure all resources entrusted to us are used effectively to bring maximum impact. World Vision New Zealand is: 
  • registered with the Charities Commission
  • externally and independently audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand
  • governed by a voluntary board of New Zealand trustees
  • accountable to our international body, World Vision International
  • aligned with international codes of conduct setting standards and benchmarks
  • committed to best-practice accountability to reduce the risk of corruption and fraud
  • regularly peer-reviewed for adherence to governance and management standards

Thank you for your generous support!

Thank you for your generous support!

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$50/month creates lasting change

$50/month creates lasting change

When you sponsor a child, you join many other Kiwis - and your sponsored child's community - in working to create lasting change.

We work alongside the entire community to make changes in healthcare, sanitation, education, livelihoods, food security, and child protection, ensuring that everyone in the community experiences life in all its fullness.

Stories from the field

FAQs: Aid Distribution

  • How much money goes overseas?

    World Vision New Zealand is committed to ensuring the highest proportion of its funds gets to those in need and we work to keep the cost of administration and marketing to a miniumum. Last year, 80.8 per cent of the money received by World Vision has gone to fund our development work overseas. If you want a breakdown of where World Vision New Zealand’s money goes, read our Annual Report.

    We are fortunate to get generous advertising rates from television, radio, print, billboard and online media which helps our marketing budget immensely. Most of our administration and marketing costs go towards enabling more financial support so that we can reach even more people in need.

  • How can we be sure the money reaches the people and communities who need it?

    We have strong checks and balances in place to ensure it does. World Vision New Zealand does not tolerate fraud or corruption in its operations and programmes and we are committed to the highest standards of legal, ethical and moral behaviour in all we do. 

    To make sure that corruption and fraud is prevented or detected in a timely manner, World Vision has implemented a number of measures including: 

    • World Vision staff – here in New Zealand and overseas – monitor and visit projects and organise audits of project finance to make certain that all funds are properly used
    • A management system has been set up that avoids any individual having exclusive rights to spend large amounts of money: 
                    -  Thorough background checks on staff are conducted
                    -  Local employees are trained to detect and deter fraud 
                    -  A whistle-blower system has been established so staff can report any suspicious behaviour        
    • Each project and National Office is accountable through a range of internal and external audit and programme quality review procedures  
    • Reports are sent to the supporters who give us money and to the governments and authorities in the places where we operate, and to our industry peers

    Additionally, World Vision complies with the requirements of funders such as MFAT.
    Our financial statements are externally and independently audited (in the same way and to the same standards which apply to New Zealand companies) and our annual reports are prepared to internationally acknowledged standards of transparency for not-for-profits.

    A full copy of our latest financial statement is available by contacting our Supporter Services Team (0800 800 776) and a summary is available online. You can also read our Annual Report.

World Vision New Zealand is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (registration CC25984), making donations tax refundable.