How your money is spent

Accountability and transparency are central to our values as an organization.

How Your Money Is Spent

Accountability and transparency are central to our values as an organization. We’re committed to using your donations to transform the lives of the people we work with.

In 2019, we reached approximately 28.6 million people in 24 of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries, including responses to 82 emergencies. We spent nearly $200 million on our in-country programs, out of a total global income of $212.2 million. That breaks down into:

Three pie charts showing how money fundraised by Concern is spent: 93% into program activities, 4% to fundraising, and 3% to general and administrative costs.

In 2019, 93% of all funds raised by Concern Worldwide US went into programming activities.

Concern Worldwide US financial summary statement of activities for year ending December 31, 2019 (with summarized amounts for 2018).

Concern Worldwide US financial summary statement of activities for year ending December 31, 2019 (with summarized amounts for 2018).

Highest accountability standards

In our work, we’re dedicated to following the most rigorous nonprofit and humanitarian codes and policies, from how we deal with emergencies to how we fundraise.

Core Humanitarian Standard

We’re not just accountable to our donors, but also to our beneficiaries. In recognition of this, we were certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in October 2017. This certification highlights the fact that Concern applies the highest international standards in all of its work.

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership

Concern Worldwide has been ratified by the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP). This highlights the fact that we apply the highest international standards in all our work.

Our strategic plan

Our current strategic plan runs from 2016 to 2020 and commits Concern Worldwide to progress under 6 key goals. They are:

  1. Greater impact on long-term poverty
  2. Larger, faster, and better humanitarian response
  3. More influence, greater visibility, and increased public engagement
  4. Growing a new generation of Concern People
  5. Building a global Concern to meet multiple challenges
  6. Securing the financial resources to implement the plan

The targets are ambitious and continue to stretch the organization, but overall, as of 2020, delivery on most objectives is broadly on track.

An overview of our strategic plan can be viewed and downloaded below.

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