Diakonia's work is financed by gifts and donations from individuals and congregations in Sweden, by grants from the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the EU, UN, embassies, the Swedish Postcode Lottery and other international financiers.
93 percent goes directly to the field work
93 percent of the donations that Diakonia receives goes directly to our operations (2011). The major part of these funds are used ïn the long-term development work focused on our policy themes: human rights, democratisation, gender equality, social and economic justice and peace and reconciliation.
Why does it cost money to mediate aid?
5 percent of Diakonia's overall financial turnover is used for administration (2011). Some of the resources used for administration go to salaries and office rents. Others are used to cover costs for planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of our work.
Costs for fundraising in Sweden
2 percent of the annual turnover is used for fundraising activities in Sweden (2011).
Thanks to an agreement with the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Diakonia gets additional funding (up to nine SEK*) for each SEK donated to us. This means that a donation to Diakonia's work is often multiplied several times!
* SEK is the abbreviation of the Swedish currency
The cover of the Diakonia annual report for 2011 shows a woman in Puntland, Somalia, who is participating in vocational training. In the future she will be able to support herself and her family with her work. Photo: Lars Rindeskog.