About Us

​A world free from child poverty

Our aim is a world free from child poverty, where no child suffers from preventable diseases or hunger, where no child is exploited or harmed, where every child feels cared for, where every child is strong and healthy in body and mind, educated and confident. 

ChildFund is an international development organisation that works together in partnership with children, their families and communities. The protection of children is a priority in all our work, and ChildFund has its own safeguarding policy which is rigorously enforced.

With your support we help create long-term positive change that benefits children; promotes children’s rights and voices, and helps children break free from poverty.

Your donations at work

ChildFund New Zealand’s work is funded through the generosity of New Zealanders via several income streams including child sponsorship, regular monthly giving, public appeals, New Zealand Aid Programme grants, donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, and bequests.

This map shows which countries receive your donations. Learn more about the impact of your donations by reading our most recent annual report, here

Over the 2016-2017 financial year, alongside our regular monitoring process, ChildFund carried out evaluations for three significant projects. The following infographics were prepared to give our donors an overview of the impact of their support. Click the links below to view.

Where we work

ChildFund works in just a few developing countries, providing a deep level of support in the communities that need it most, over several years. Select a country, below, to learn more about the work we're doing around the world.

Making sure every dollar works for children

ChildFund New Zealand’s international development programmes are funded through several income streams including child sponsorship, regular giving such as Child Essentials, public appeals, New Zealand Aid Programme grants, donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, and bequests.

Each year ChildFund New Zealand is audited by a well-known and reputable accounting firm, KPMG.  You can view our Annual Report or request a full statement of our financial accounts by contacting us.

ChildFund New Zealand is registered by the New Zealand Government’s Department of Internal Affairs - Charities (formerly Charities Commission) as a charitable entity and all donations are tax deductible. The New Zealand Government uses ChildFund to deliver vital aid projects as part of the country’s international aid programme.

ChildFund New Zealand is a member of the New Zealand Council for International Development (CID) and a signatory to the CID Code of Ethics, ensuring high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management.

ChildFund New Zealand measures the effectiveness of our work through ongoing monitoring, evaluation and reflection with our partners and our communities to ensure that your support makes the biggest impact possible. To ensure projects are progressing as planned, we have an internal project monitoring team, who are in regular contact with staff on the ground.  We receive formal quarterly reports and visit key projects at least once a year.

ChildFund employs strong fiscal controls that are embedded in its policies and procedures and throughout its payment processes. We also have anti-fraud strategies, including a whistle-blowing policy that allows any individual to report a potential problem.

Do you have a complaint? ChildFund is always open to receiving complaints about our own organisation, the way we work, or our programmes and partners. We have good policies and processes for handling complaints that will ensure you are not identified, if you do not wish to be. Lodge a complaint by contacting us directly on 0800 808 822 or alternatively lodge a complaint with The Council for International Development by emailing office@cid.org.nz.