Where the funds go

For 49 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.

World Vision provides relief in emergency situations and works on long-term community development projects to assist over 20 million people worldwide. Together, this work addresses the causes of poverty and helps people to move towards self-sufficiency.


Field programs and advocacy work

These funds go to support and carry out programs that benefit children and their communities. This includes our work here in Australia with Indigenous communities and community education that contribute to global poverty and injustice.

*10.2 percent 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.

This includes:

International Programs – 73.2%
Domestic Programs – 1.4%
Community Education – 0.4%
Program Support Costs – 2.0%



Fundraising is important in generating donations of cash, food and goods. Public fundraising includes the cost for gaining long-term supporters so that our work can continue.


Administration and accountability

This is essential to the day to day running of our work, and includes operating our supporter service centre, and our finance, administration, HR and management teams.

Why your help is so important

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


of our funds

come from the Australian community (people like you!)


of our funds

come from the Australian Government's overseas aid program.


of our funds

come from other sources