Who are World Vision Australia?
World Vision Australia are “a Christian organisation that works with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.”
They are a registered Australian charity. Their ABN is 28004778081.
Why do they exist?
World Vision is committed to the poor because they are Christian. This vision is “for every child, life in all its fullness; Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.”
What do they do?
World Vision Australia run programs across the following core areas:
Community development and poverty alleviation: work with vulnerable communities as they lead their own development, so children and families can thrive.
Humanitarian and emergency relief: deliver life-saving aid as emergencies strike, and support communities before and after disaster strikes.
Advocacy: help vulnerable children and their families create a brighter future, through advocacy.
Australia Program – supporting Indigenous Australians: partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to create positive change for children, young people and families.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to World Vision Australia?
We believe that it is likely that your donation to World Vision Australia will be used as stated, that is, to work with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
We believe that World Vision Australia is likely to be trustworthy. It is clear who the charity is run by and how donations are used. They present an audited financial report. They show how donations are used and which countries they are working in. It is clear who is in charge. Roles are described and performance is monitored. They have policies in place to prevent the misuse of funds.
World Vision Australia also demonstrate that they are likely to be effective. It is clear what they do and the benefit they deliver. They highlight their strategic focus’. They describe some of the activities and results that they have delivered in the last financial year. Finally, they emphasise how evidence-based programming and program evaluations are a feature of their work.
However, in order for us to have complete confidence they are using money for its intended purpose, we recommend World Vision Australia:
present their conflict of interest policy
report activities and results in the context of their strategy.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of World Vision Australia and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
Download our complete evaluation of World Vision Australia below to find out if they're the charity for you.
Find out whether World Vision Australia is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.
 World Vision Australia Annual Report 2018