• What other funding does ADRA New Zealand receive?

    We receive funding from a range of sources including private and corporate donors and Government and other funding bodies. This includes, but is not limited to, the New Zealand Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (MFAT) aid program.  Our full, audited financial report can be reviewed in our most recent Annual Report.

  • Are my donations tax-deductible?

    All donations to ADRA New Zealand of $5 or more a tax-deductible.

  • Who is ADRA New Zealand?

    The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the only official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA New Zealand works as part of the global ADRA network. Through this network, our reach extends into more than 130 countries. We exist to restore relationships so that people thrive in a world not only created but also living in God’s image. We work to inspire and collaborate with others to responsibly facilitate transformational development and relief projects overseas and in New Zealand.

  • What percentage of my donation does ADRA keep?

    ADRA New Zealand does not take any commission from donations. All donations are used for program support and additional fundraising, with the actual percentage allocation remaining within a range approved by the Board and published in our annual report. In the 2018 financial year, we allocated 8% of our expenditure to the essential administration, accountability and compliance aspects of program support, which include activities such as fraud prevention and child protection. We allocated an additional 3% of our expenditure to raising funds from the public and the New Zealand government. These percentages do not represent a deduction or commission from donations, they are simply a presentation of the actual costs of carrying out the work that we do.

  • What does ADRA do?

    We inspire and collaborate with others to responsibly facilitate transformational development and relief projects overseas and in New Zealand. We seek to address not only the symptoms of poverty, but the systems and structures that cause it.

  • Where does ADRA work?

    We implement transformational development and relief projects both in New Zealand and overseas. We work across a wide range of places in New Zealand thanks to the support of thousands of ADRA volunteers.  During times of disaster we work through the global ADRA network to respond in countries in which ADRA has an office, but with whom we do not have a standing partnership.

    Overseas, we work with partner ADRA offices that have an established presence and official recognition in their countries. For the most up to date information about where ADRA is working internationally, visit our projects page.