Your generosity is behind everything we do

Where your money goes

Your generosity is behind everything we do

That's why when you support our work, we ensure your money makes real and lasting change. We are committed to ensuring the highest proportion of the money you donate gets to those in need. Over the last five years an average of 79.7 per cent of the money received by World Vision has gone to fund our development work overseas.

We are transparent and accountable

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For 45 years we have worked hard to make sure that all resources entrusted to us are used as efficiently and effectively as possible to bring maximum impact to children and communities in need. 

We have strong checks and balances in place to ensure your money goes where we say it will. We do not tolerate fraud or corruption and we are committed to the highest standards of legal, ethical and moral behaviour in all we do. 

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 on 0800 800 776.

Read our 2015 Annual Report

Where your money went last year

79.7%* International Programme Support

79.7%* International Programme Support

These funds go to support and carry out programmes that benefit children and their communities – both in emergencies and our long-term development projects.

*10.2 per cent of this supports the World Vision Partnership’s global operations, including the cost of technical experts who oversee and coordinate disaster relief, development and international advocacy activities. This ensures efficiencies and maximises economies of scale. To read more about how we work through the World Vision Partnership, see our Annual Report.

13.6% Fundraising, Advocacy and Education

13.6% Fundraising, Advocacy and Education

Our fundraising costs go towards reaching out to New Zealanders to tell them about our work and to raise the critical funds we need so that we can help even more people in need. 

6.7% Administration

6.7% Administration

This is essential to the day to day running of our work, and includes operating our Supporter Services Team, and our Finance, Administration, HR and Management teams.

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Why your help is so important

Our work is made possible mainly by the support of generous Kiwis. We rely on people like you to support our programs and appeals so we can provide vital short and long-term help to people worldwide.

World Vision is grateful for your donations, and we want you to know exactly where your money goes.  

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$45/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.

Thank you for your generous support!

Thank you for your generous support!

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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. Over the last five years an average of 79.7% 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 online.

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