A foundational value for TEAR Australia, embedded within our mission statement, is to maintain a low-cost administration regime in order to maximise the funds allocated to project partners. We hold firmly to this commitment. That’s why the price for each item in this Gift Catalogue includes only a very small percentage for administration, consistent with our overall expenditure.
For the financial year ended 30 June 2018, 75% of TEAR’s expenditure was directly for the aid and development program (internationally and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities). A further 13% was for community education within Australia – engaging Christians in Australia with God’s work of justice in our world.
Fundraising expenses, include the production and distribution of the gift catalogue, the beautiful cards, and the processing of orders/donations, accounted for just 7% of total expenditure. This keeps supporters informed of how their donation is used, and allows us to maintain integrity in the way we communicate the work of our international partners.
Administrative expenses that help support the running of the overall organisation, including auditing costs, administration staff salaries and information technology, accounted for 5% of total expenditure for the financial year.
If you would like a copy of the full financial statement, please go to TEAR's website. or contact us on 1800 244 986.