At World Vision, stewardship is integral to everything we do — we recognise that every resource entrusted to us can transform children’s lives.
As part of our stewardship mandate, we optimise resources and distribute them where they are needed most. We also carefully monitor and review programmes and costs, use donations and grants for their intended purposes, and look for ways to leverage funds for maximum impact.
In addition, we continually strive to keep our overhead rate low. In FY18, 83.3% of our total donations were used for programmes that benefit children, families, and communities in need.
Our effectiveness has earned the trust and support of donors, churches, corporations, institutions, and government agencies around the world.
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Our Income (from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018)
We thank God for donors who have supported our ministry in FY18, helping us to raise $17,988,245. This has enabled World Vision Singapore to improve the lives of 755,060 children and beneficiaries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
In addition, timely donations to our global disaster response efforts have enabled us to provide life-saving aid to 2,416,200 people in disaster zones. This includes beneficiary numbers from other World Vision country offices jointly funding the disaster response efforts, as joint response efforts have greater reach and impact.The disasters World Vision Singapore responded to in FY18 included the Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis, East Africa Hunger Crisis, Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines, as well as earthquakes and tsunamis in Indonesia.
According to Singapore’s charity regulations, the total expenses incurred due to public fundraising appeals in a financial year must not exceed 30% of total donations collected through the public appeals in that year. At World Vision Singapore, the total expenditure was 16.7% of total funds raised in FY18.
Our Funding Commitment
Through interventions in nutrition & healthcare, clean water & sanitation, education, economic livelihoods, child protection, gender equality, faith & development and more, World Vision Singapore supported the transformational development of communities in 15 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
We also responded to disasters in 13 countries, providing life-saving aid in the immediate aftermath of calamities, supporting families in their longer term recovery, and building up the resilience of disaster-prone communities.