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How you know you can trust Tearfund

Trusted, accredited, experienced and courageous.

We take overcoming poverty seriously.

It’s part of God’s call to love our neighbour and seek justice for the oppressed.

It’s what drives our local Christian partners, who faithfully and courageously serve communities who face the impacts of poverty every day.

It’s why you care about giving to make a real difference, in real lives.

When you give to Tearfund Australia, you can be sure that your money is being used to create a more just and compassionate world.

Here are a few reasons why you can trust Tearfund:

84% of your donation goes to programs and community engagement.

Tearfund Australia was founded with a commitment to maintaining a low-cost administration – a commitment we have honoured since 1973. Today, Tearfund maintains one of the most efficient, low-cost administrations in order to maximise the funds allocated to project partners.

Funding allocation

84% of every dollar goes to programs and community engagement.




Programs and community engagement



To give to an organisation that provides the most vital and fundamental of care to those who need it most, gives us deep satisfaction.

Katherine & Paul Davies, Melbourne

Tearfund is audited and fully accredited to ensure your money is used effectively and appropriately.

Tearfund Australia is accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing Australia’s development program. To maintain accreditation, Tearfund Australia’s systems, policies and processes are rigorously reviewed by the Australian Government.

Tearfund is audited by registered company auditors. Tearfund is a signatory to the ACFID (Australian Council for International Development) Code of Conduct, representing our commitment to ethical standards in governance, financial management and public accountability. See our accreditations.

What does this mean?

You can be sure that when you donate to Tearfund, your money is used effectively and appropriately. You can access our annual report and financial statements, which are published publicly on our website.

Access our annual report.

Tearfund has a long track-record of good development that has lasting benefits.

Tearfund in Australia was founded in 1971. We’ve been working in partnership to bring restoration, hope and renewal to communities in some of the world's hardest places for over 50 years. We respond to poverty and injustice through biblically-shaped best practice development approaches that work.

What does this mean?

Not only you can be sure that your money is going to the right place, you can be confident that your money goes further in terms of effectiveness. We have a robust selection criteria for determining the projects we support. There’s an evaluation process built into the initial design of every project with regular reflections and evaluation by the community and local staff members.

Download our Effectiveness Report

I give to Tearfund because it’s just a tiny way I can practice the kindness and generosity demonstrated to me through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Emily Beimers, Melbourne

We take our courage and passion to the ‘hard places’.

At Tearfund, we intentionally prioritise projects in some of the most challenging contexts around the world because we believe we are called to be where the need is greatest. We call these ‘hard places’.

What does this mean?

Donating to Tearfund means your money goes to those who need it the most – communities burdened not only by lack of food or income, but from oppression, religious persecution, discrimination, displacement, violence and exploitation – in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and South Sudan.

Why does Tearfund choose to work in ‘hard places’?

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