The funding is coming from 60.000 sponsors and donors, various foundations and some grants from the German Federal Government and the European Union.
As an independently operating member of the ChildFund Alliance, ChildFund Deutschland assists children and families in need regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity or religion. The organization strives to meet basic needs in an efficient and sustainable way and guide project communities toward permanent economic independence and self-sufficiency.
ChildFund Deutschland promotes the well-being of children by supporting locally led initiatives that strengthen families and communities, helping them overcome poverty and protect children’s rights. Programs, holistic in approach, incorporate Health and Sanitation, Nutrition, Early Childhood Development, Micro-enterprise Development, Education and Child-Centered Emergency Relief.
The organization publishes an annual report including comprehensive financial statements. Since 1995 ChildFund Deutschland receives annually the “Spendensiegel”, the donation seal from the Deutsches Zentralinstitut fuer Soziale Fragen (German Central Institute for Social Issues/DZI), which is the leading charity watchdog organization in Germany. The organizations carrying this seal are acknowledged for their transparency and accountability.
The mission of ChildFund is to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children living in poverty have the capacity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. They want to promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting, and advancing the worth and the rights of children.