Use of donation and sponsorship money

What percentage of the organisation's expenditure goes towards covering administrative costs?
Why does SOS Children's Villages International financially support its own facilities and programmes only?
What costs are covered by sponsorship contributions?


SOS Children's Villages International is a private, non-political and non-denominational social organisation established for the purpose of helping orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children. Our main goal is to help children grow up in a family-based atmosphere, with brothers and sisters, and a parent taking care of them.

The SOS Children's Villages are primarily funded based on private contributions from generous people all over the world. In accordance with the Statutes of SOS Children's Villages International, we are required to use our financial means for the construction and upkeep of our own facilities and to support our community outreach programmes.