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How do charities spend their money and where it goes

Read our accountability reports to see how we distribute donation money

When you donate to a charity, it’s important that you ask how do charities spend their money? Save the Children has been providing emergency responses, crisis aid and programs that have helped millions of children and their families in Australia and around the world. 

73 cents out of every dollar raised goes towards our child protection and humanitarian programs. However, you may still wonder how do non-profits spend their money? The remaining 23 cents out of every dollar raised is distributed as follows:

  • 10 cents go towards fund raising activities that help us deliver emergency responses and our evidence-based programs.
  • 9 cents go towards our infrastructure and administration
  • 8 cents is invested in commercial activities including our op shops.

How To Find Out Where Charity Money Goes

Our track record of accountability and transparency make it easy to learn more about us compared to how other charities spend their money. To highlight how we’re meeting our strategic goals, our annual report is available online. Another way we give our generous donors insights into where their donations go is to issue an evaluation report every year.

How You Can Change A Child’s Life Forever

Before you donate to any charity you should consider how do charities spend their money. Our high level of accountability and evidence-based programs show the impact we have on the lives of those in need. 

A one off donation or regular monthly donation can help make a difference to children and their families. With a donation of only $30 a month, you can help us save a malnourished child by covering their medical fees. Donate online today!

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