Accountability

Your donation makes a difference. Integrity and transparency are essential to how we work at Children Believe

Accountability

Your donation makes a difference. Integrity and transparency are essential to how we’ve been working at Children Believe for nearly 60 years
young man at the lab

Where your money goes

Children Believe is a Canadian independent registered charity, which manages and directly funds program activities in our countries of operation. We hire nationals in our field offices to ensure supporter’s donations are making the biggest social impact possible.
TOTAL
REVENUE

$41,684,000

2018/2019 revenue

43%   Child sponsorship

20%   Donated goods

16%    Global Affairs Canada

7%      Project funding 

5%      Special gifts for children

9%      Other donations (grants, bequests, investments)

2018/2019 expenses

38%   Health and nutrition

26%   Education

7%     Strengthening community organizations

5%     Sustainable economic growth

2%     Water, sanitation and hygiene

0%     Emergency response

12%    Fundraising

10%    Administration

TOTAL
EXPENSES

$39,849,000

CHILDREN BELIEVE
GROUPED EXPENSES

2018/2019

2018/2019 grouped expenses

78% Program expenditures

12%  Fundraising

10%   Administration

78¢ of every dollar spent
goes to helping more
children reach their
dreams

In 2018 / 2019

our global community achieved the following…

51,147

children attended and stayed in school thanks to the distribution of nearly 300,000 school supplies

144,916

people learned about child rights and child protection in their communities

The financial breakdown

Your trust is important to us. The Audit and Risk Committee of Children Believe’s
Board of Directors reviews our financials quarterly. Independent publicly licensed auditors also audit and certify our work annually. 

Accreditations

We have high standards.

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Our BBB accreditation shows our commitment to trust, integrity and customer service.

Imagine Canada

Children Believe is one of just 200 charities accredited through Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. It assesses Board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management and volunteer involvement.
Please note: The Standards Program Trustmark is a mark of Imagine Canada used under licence by Children Believe

Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals

We join with like-minded organizations to discuss how we can inspire and support global change.

Canadian Christian Relief & Development Association

We’re part of a forum that promotes best ideas, practices and applications of biblical principles.

Canada’s Coalition to End Global Poverty

We collaborate with this coalition of Canadian voluntary-sector organizations. Our goal is to achieve sustainable human development through the Asia-Pacific Working Group.

Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC)

The CCCC gives us tools to maintain professional standards and ethics.

Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health

We’re part of a group of organizations working with women and children around the world for their right to survive and thrive.

ChildFund Alliance

We are one of 11 child-focused development organizations around the world. Together, we provide basic needs to more than 14-million children in more than 60 countries.
We’re a part of a community of organizations passionate about collaborating to ensure the voices of those affected by crisis are heard.

Ontario Council
for International Cooperation (OCIC)

We’re part of a community of international development and global education advocates for social justice.

International Child Protection Network of Canada

We collaborate with members to advance child rights and child-protection standards.

Endorsements

Charity Intelligence Canada

Children Believe is one of more than 700 charities ranked by Charity Intelligence Canada for transparency, accountability, need for funding, cost efficiency and social impact.

Our rules and policies

Children Believe is a Canadian independent registered charity, which manages and directly funds program activities in our countries of operation. We hire nationals in our field offices to ensure supporter’s donations are making the biggest social impact possible.